Should there be an american class about anime?

Posted by: Lucia-Ackerman

There are so many people in american schools that watch animes such as Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Attack On Titan, Death Note, Black Butler, Vampire Knight, Sailor Moon, etc. These people live almost every spare second they have into watching this stuff, why not give them a class about it?

  • YES we should make this a legitimate class -- it would be fun to have students show their knowledge!

  • NO we should not make this a legitimate class -- it wouldn't be fun to have students even bother studying this!

19% 4 votes
81% 17 votes

  • Only if the class is to educate kids on THE DANGERS OF ANIME!!!11111???1

  • If there was an anime class the students could learn multiple lessons and concepts, as well as have fun. It would also teach some cultural concepts even if they were only watching show ( I know that isn't all they would probably do). This includes the foods eaten, festivals, and doing whats best for the community. Another reason this would make sense is that it isn't " useless" or "won't help you get a job" this depends on the job and also Anime class would help your ability to analyze an event. This is because always the main character is analyzing something whether how to win or the surroundings. This would apply to students because they would be analyzing the plot and characters.

  • Just no.


  • I ran an anime club in highschool that was done in none-class time once a week and people looked forward to it. They all hugged me and called me senpai the week that I graduated. In school it is a great way to unwind, find friends you wouldn't have found otherwise, and get to feel good at something in school. But you cannot make it a daily thing and give people an education credit for it. It won't help them in the real world or contribute to them learning a skill.

  • I don't think even the Japanese have such a class...

  • Really? Go to Japan you weebs.

  • Anime's useless, cartoons won't help you get a job or further your education.

  • We don't have a class about TV shows so why anime, it has no educational value.

    Posted by: ashkan
  • Just do it for freetime

    Posted by: basils
  • are you serious?!? these cartoons melt your brain! school is about building your brain. this class is neither essential nor productive or helpful in any way.

  • Soooooooo,

    Posted by: 267543
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PatriotPerson says2015-05-24T23:10:13.6708364-05:00
Crap like this is why the education system is failing
TheMarquis says2015-05-25T01:09:10.0114148-05:00
@PatriotPerson: No it isn't. It's failing because people are letting it fall to pieces instead of asking how to make it better and putting more effort, tax money, and thought into that than they are.
PatriotPerson says2015-05-25T14:49:12.1065933-05:00
@TheMarquis: It's a joke.
benhos says2015-05-25T20:27:51.7523965-05:00
There should be an anime club, but not a class.
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-26T16:06:37.9980600-05:00
I don"t mean as a manditory class, but rather as an elective, you know, like an easy "a" class, you guys don't have to be so mean about it!!! You people make me feel sad!!!! T^t
Midnight1131 says2015-05-26T16:09:06.0855806-05:00
A class in the education system should teach you something, anime teaches you absolutely nothing, would you approve of an elective class about Spongebob Squarepants?
tajshar2k says2015-05-26T16:20:33.7282978-05:00
Technically, it does teach you... About Anime.
Midnight1131 says2015-05-26T21:20:47.0806810-05:00
I don't even know what to say to that...
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-27T15:17:06.8880229-05:00
Through Animes, you can learn about other cultures, mostly Japanese though. Also if you listen to it in Japanese and have the English subtitles on you can learn parts of the language!
Midnight1131 says2015-05-27T15:18:48.6338317-05:00
I have to say, more 70% of my friends watch anime, and they know less than 50 words of the language. And classes learning about other cultures aren't relevant or important.
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-27T15:21:04.7005205-05:00
Midnight1131 says2015-05-27T15:21:45.9854074-05:00
Haha, just a light argument about cartoons. I didn't mean to offend.
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-27T15:23:48.1303109-05:00
They are called animes, not cartoons!!! Have you heard of "otaku pet-peeve #1?" it says to never call an anime a cartoon!!! Never ever forget that!!!
Midnight1131 says2015-05-27T15:24:59.1745325-05:00
Cartoons - a simple drawing showing the features of its subjects in a humorously exaggerated way, I'm going to stick with calling them cartoons for now :D
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-27T15:25:49.3976520-05:00
Stupid non-otaku
Midnight1131 says2015-05-27T15:26:36.0322481-05:00
It seems we have reached an impasse.
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-30T21:19:56.2939504-05:00
PLEASE LOOK AT MY MODIFIED DEBATE!!!!! Http://www.Debate.Org/polls/should-there-be-an-american-class-about-japans-culture-portrayed-through-anime
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-30T22:06:30.4734634-05:00
I also have yet ANOTHER debate due to too many jerks... Here it is... *sigh* http://www.Debate.Org/polls/should-there-be-a-classin-most-american-schools-that-teach-you-japaneese-and-their-culture-no-anime-is-closely-related-to-this-i-promise

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