Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

'Ordinary life' anime finds a special place in fans' hearts

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Entertainment Donate to DU
 
AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 05:50 PM
Original message
'Ordinary life' anime finds a special place in fans' hearts



By SHIGEYORI MIYAMOTO / Staff Writer

There are no high-tech machines, no monsters, no aliens and no global catastrophe. But a certain genre in Japanese animation that portrays mundane everyday lives enjoys continued popularity among fans.

The anime, collectively known as "kuuki-kei," which literally means "like air" and can be interpreted as "slice of life," goes without dramatic events and simply portrays everyday lives in a peaceful, relaxed manner.

The genre has gained momentum in anime and other youth culture, but things may be changing in the post-quake period.

One of the most prominent kuuki-kei anime is "K-On!" whose feature film adaptation was released on Dec. 3.

The anime follows a group of high school girls who form a band.

MORE..
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/culture/AJ20111...
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 06:11 PM
Response to Original message
1. "The Day Nothing Happened" by Correy Ford (1959)
Chronicles an completely ordinary day where nothing out of the ordinary happened. I read it back around 1960. It was a fun book to read.

So the idea is not so new.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 10:47 PM
Response to Original message
2. I Like This Kind of Anime
better than the action/fantasy stuff as long as the illustration is good.

My favorite animator (outside of Miyazaki) is Makoto Shinkai. While some of his stuff is sci-fi themed, it is more likely to be shots of utility poles, rain falling, and subway rails. She and Her Cat is his first short, but he also did "The Place Promised in Our Early Days" (on Netflix) and "Five Centimeters per Second." Sometimes very sentimental, but absolutely gorgeous.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:09 PM
Response to Original message
3. that's great, but what if your everyday life is like Excel Saga?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Apr 21st 2014, 05:34 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Entertainment Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC