If [Insert race other than Japanese] made an anime how would it turn out?
It wouldn't be anime since anime is a word in the west that has come to replace japanimation.
Anime simply means animation from japan in the west whereas in japan anime simply means animation.
Cartoons and animated works in general are made worldwide and aren't really unique to japan, so i'm not sure what you're asking OP.
Well, most countries don't really have an "animation" culture for whatever reason (poverty, normalfag supremacy etc.). Would be interesting to know how they'd be able to come out with their own style of anime.
You know, when you start the game the race choice. You must be an elf.
Pretty good, I fucking loved Cory in the house, especially that episode where Cory goes to the void to fight White Cory.
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Chinese know the tropes of anime very well and their culture/understanding of cultural references are equally quite similiar, which is why they would actually be able to produce good anime - IF they werent so cheap with the animation all the time.
Their artists and manga can attest to their quality, and they also bring along quite a unique style and an own sense of aesthetic.
Same with South Korea if Freezing and UnbalanceX2 are something to go by. I dunno about Taiwan's anime and manga scene well enough if there's enough talent to create their own works though.
If it does happen, it won't be in our lifetime. Despite what economists keep on saying, Japan is far from irrelevant. They're one of the soft power superpowers int he world. China can't even come up with anything original thanks to Mao and his "cultural revolution."
cultural revolution is probably one of the most overstated events ever.
young creatives that were born after that era arent affected at all.
if anything, the materialistic society of china, which values quick bucks over long-term quality, is what destroyed more culture than the cultural revolution.
in a revolution, people do lip-service to some bullshit ideal, but privately carry on with their own stuff, while in a extreme capitalist and materialistic society, people will do anything for money with all their heart.
Japan is just as if not more materialistic (Thank you USA!) yet can create their own style of content much better than China can. The latter is just obsessed with waiting for stuff to come out and later mass producing it as knockoffs.
Modern China is the very definition of a factory without an R&D. Can create the product in mass quantities, but not much else.
Modern Japan has a balanced economy and isnt a developmental state, where poor people see the extreme wealth of the elite and try everything to climb on top, even if this means that they have to kill each other for that by mixing melanine into the milk.
Also, Japan wasnt all that creative during their developmental/fast-growth phase either (pic related).
Creativity develops only if you have a certain amount of wealth and prosperity for the majority of the people, so that noone is desperate enough to make cheap ripoffs just to survive and feed themselves.
I'm not denying Japan never copied stuff from others at all, but it also doesn't mean if you're a third world shithole, creativity is at an all time low. Europe is the poster boy for that.
What really keeps China is the blatant censorship its one party imposes on the people with an iron fist. Sure, you can do business, but if you try to publish something that criticizes the current regime, you better prep up your butthole for some flogging. This alone stifles the artistic creativity in the country.
Oppression isnt really killing creativity.
Say, how many anime exist that directly criticize the japanese goverment, their wartime atrocities or any other political no-go-zone?
And how many of them are creative smash hits?
How much anti-goverment was Evengelion? How much was Madoka?
Seriously, political censorship is extremely overstated.
It's just the same shit we heard about the former USSR and how they couldnt produce worthwhile products of creativity.
If anything, their SciFi novels were and still are considered top-tier classics today.
Same with Chinese stuff. IIRC, a Chinese SciFi novel even won the Nebula Award recently - and it was even fairly a bit critical of China's past. And it wasnt banned. Unthinkable? Nope.
Political systems have nothing to do with creativity. This is a cold-war era lie to demonize and dehumanize certain nations and people, so that your own people will support a war against them, as they are 'all mindless drones'. But this is a huge fallacy, as creativity in media and popular culture comes from economic and material circumstances.
If most of your population is still dirt poor, tasteful entertainment and creative media are luxury products noone would even tthink about to spend money on.
This changes with the rising wealth, until even the poorest peasant feels economically secured enough to spend his free-time with reading or watching sophisticated and creative media.
Japanese dirty bootleggers were equally bad during their time of fast economic growth.
This calmed down when even the poorest Jap became rich enough to acquire taste and standards.
And this took them 30 years still.
But Japanese media does criticize its government. It's just not as in your face as Westerners are accustomed to. Series like Zankyou no Terror, DtB and Akira are just a few examples.
WW2 is a different beast altogether and I'm inclined to agree on that. No one really wants to make an anime that further shakes up the people's confidence in Japan as a nation.
And from that evidence you gave, I'm starting to think China is liberalizing itself to the point it's going to become USA: Asian version. This would never happen if Mao or Deng were still China's premiers.
Three Body Problem is a solid novel. Had my fun with it.
I heard that they will make a movie out of it.