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12 April 2006 @ 08:26 pm
Crossposting as an excuse for research  
Alright. The semester is almost over, and like a fool I've procrastinated writing my research term paper until... now. What the heck can I research that I can write a quick paper about?

Well, duh. Anime. I decided that if I write a paper about anime, then I can rewatch Fullmetal Alchemist and call that research. Sweet.

Unfortunately, my brilliant topic had to be narrowed down to anime fan culture in North America. This means that I need to conduct actual research.



Can you all answer these questions for me?

a) Identify whether you're male or female

b) Explain (briefly) why you like anime and manga

c) If you're a girl, explain why you (may or may not) like shounen series

d) If you're a guy, explain why you (may or may not) like shoujo series, if your masculinity isn't greviously offended by admitting it


This is an informal survey and will never see a printer's press-- my sole object in conducting this survey is to pass my writing class. As such, although I may quote your responses in order to make a point in my paper, it will be anonymous and uncredited and only one other person in the world will ever see it. Thank heavens I don't actually want to publish this, or my university would expel my little hiney for being so unacademic.



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The Indomitable Sambruisedgarden on April 13th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
a) Identify whether you're male or female

- Female, age 22, if needed.

b) Explain (briefly) why you like anime and manga

- It's a whimsical way of seeing the world as compared to the North American view of comics and cartoons. There's more of an "out there" feel to it and more wish fufillment... it can also be more gritty and ackowledge life's problems in a more real way, or even solve them in a very fantastical way, but still endear us.

c) If you're a girl, explain why you (may or may not) like shounen series

I do and I don't. It's obvious when something is out there just to get people to buy it and like some characters. Wether it can have a plot that is engaging and varied is what will draw me in, pretty faces or not. Emotion is usually the main focus in shounen series, and sometimes it isn't handled the way a normal person would. If it's obviously ment to parody real life, then it's generally fine. However, if the characters always react inappropriatley - such as the way the readers would want and not in a logical way, then it gets to be boring and overdone.

I can add more if you like.