That was how it was being billed so that wasn't a surprise at all to me. It had, as I suspected and hoped it might, a largely positive non-sensationalist approach to the subject, including the touchy subject of hentai and how that particular perception crept into the Western conscious.Chomolungma said:I thought that was a good documentry (although it revealed nothing new to me), but a bad showcase for anime and manga because of the overwhelming focus on how it has influenced the West.
I would expect nothing less from Melvyn Bragg (his Radio 4 series In Our Time is usually quite fascinating). It did address, or rather, explain Anime's bad reputation (which it still seems to have in Canada) when it first started to appear in the late 80s/early 90s.Paul said:Gets a thumbs up from me too. It took a mature tone and successfully discussed the West's growing interest in Eastern pop culture without resorting to the usual points of critisism.
I've been trying to put my finger on what it was that left me feeling slightly dissappointed at the end of the programme. I think it was that it didn't seem to give a proper view of the current scope and depth of anime and manga beyond the usual suspects of Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Miyasaki's films etc although it went further than other programmes, or articles, usually do on the subject. Perhaps that was beyond the programme's brief.Paul said:I also respect them for showing their selected anime like Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Nausicaa in Japanese with subs.
Speaking as a fanboy now, it was nice that they showed images from the Naruto manga as well as using it's 2nd theme (Asian Kung Fu Generation - Haruka Kanata) as background music
Lol, my favourite bit of the program :lol: , and seeing the Bleach manga also.Paul said:Speaking as a fanboy now, it was nice that they showed images from the Naruto manga as well as using it's 2nd theme (Asian Kung Fu Generation - Haruka Kanata) as background music