Should there be an american class about Japan's culture portrayed through anime

Posted by: Lucia-Ackerman

HEY!!! I'm the only otaku in my family so i can't really talk to anyone in my house about this, and i've been needing to ask someone about this... Alsot this is just to give me and my friends something to do this weekend... Also please don't be mean when you post why, just say no, i am having trouble controlling my emotions and anything that is mean might make me go into some early stage of depression... Also this would be an elective, not a manditory thing... Again please don't be mean when you disagree...

  • Yes! (remember you would learn about the culture, not just the anime!) ^_^

  • No! Why the hell would we need to learn about japan's culture or even watch anime?!?! O\_/o

14% 2 votes
86% 12 votes
  • 5 of my friends just told me they would love to vote yes but can't cause they don't want to be closely involved with this website...

  • I would love to see Goku do a Kamehameha but alas, Americans would rather watch football than use their imagination. I guess that is why Japanese children put our children to shame in math and science.

  • School is to learn, not watch Chinese Cart00ns

  • Anime is doo distracting, and I suppose this idea is possible, but it would be distracting to the students, and would be hard to pay attention to facts rather than film.

  • No. its good to learn culture but not because of or via anime. Im into anime though we can chat if you need to talk anime.

    Posted by: Stefy
  • Learning Japanese culture through anime exclusively is stupid. It's like trying to learn American culture by watching a football game, learning Mexican culture by going to Taco Bell, or learning German culture by reading Mein Kampf. I'm all for a Japanese culture class, but anime is not the only aspect of Japanese culture that is worth learning about.

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PetersSmith says2015-05-30T21:22:04.4294377-05:00
The otaku isn't a good thing, did you ever see that video about it? It's called like ME!ME!ME!, and it's really not a "happy" kind of thing. It's depressing and unhealthy.
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-30T21:22:31.7763202-05:00
Alright who said no... I literally just posted that like a minute ago! No one could read what I typed that fast!
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-30T21:24:09.5121997-05:00
UtherPenguin says2015-05-30T21:26:38.5886665-05:00
There are much more effective ways of learning Japanese cultures instead of Anime. That's like trying to learn American culture by reading Marvel
Reeseroni says2015-05-30T21:33:24.8204785-05:00
@UtherPenguin Change you may want to change your reason, anime is actually Japanese not Chinese ;)
Reeseroni says2015-05-30T21:33:39.7343653-05:00
You may want to change*
UtherPenguin says2015-05-30T21:34:01.9700087-05:00
@Reeseroni I know, that was the point ;)
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-30T21:34:27.4846751-05:00
I already told him that on his profile page
Reeseroni says2015-05-30T21:40:07.0764092-05:00
Ahhh hehe
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-30T22:11:05.6939560-05:00
Ok reeseroni, you may have a point there, but still you CAN learn a lot through anime... If it is in Japanese with English/other-language subtitles
Reeseroni says2015-05-30T22:15:04.6905520-05:00
@Lucia-Ackerman (i think i got the reference in your name) the only problem with anime, is that you can become sucked into it, and lose focus in the topics at hand. I know I feel that way, and sometimes have to rematch episodes once or twice because I start to imagine what would happen if I was the main character. If this was introduced to students, they may not be able to remember everything well.
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-05-30T22:20:16.0488294-05:00
That would be called self roleplay, and sometimes people add in OC's ... I know I do it myself, (HENCE MY NAME (Attack on Titan reference --- Levi Ackerman, Mikasa Ackerman... Yeah... They are not married but I made my chatacter marry levi, and mikasa married Eren-- the guy she's in love with...) yeah big AOT/SNK fan... Totally obsessed at this point...) and I see your point again, but still!!!
joetheripper117 says2015-05-31T00:05:52.6179357-05:00
Claiming that 5 of your friends agree with you does not act as a suitable argument for a position.
Lucia-Ackerman says2015-06-03T14:53:20.0051004-05:00
Well, it is true and when I say friends I mean my friends and the friends of my friends... I'm literally trying to check every day for emails and notifications about both of my polls
hatethemessenger says2015-06-11T01:53:20.5712877-05:00
I wouldn't be the person I am today if not for Star Blazers and Speed Racer. You can't expect a group of American idiots to understand anime unless they are nerds (Like me). It requires imagination and in that regard, the average American is severely lacking. Lettuce watch football cause we be stupid.
hatethemessenger says2015-06-11T01:59:44.8169016-05:00
And I agree so I can be mean

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