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Korosensei April 15th, 2016 3:20am

Many anime have plots that are far more down to earth than most American tv shows (e.g. a show about a calligrapher who goes to the country to cool off after getting in a fight). Could these kind of shows sell well in a western market?

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Xemanis Lawful Good
04/15/16 6:53 am

Sometimes. Some people from around here enjoy this kind of thing

Loxx I Love Foxes
04/14/16 10:45 pm

Yah, I'd say kind of. Or if we made western tv shows actually follow a plot and story line rather than just a random thing each episode

04/14/16 10:24 pm

The fact is, anime or "Japanese Cartoons" have already flourished to small communities around America. Although I'm not a huge fan I still will watch it with my friends and it's just as exciting/interesting as an American tv show. They both have their pros and cons.

bethanyq Ess Eff
04/14/16 9:53 pm

I don't know that I agree that anime plots are more down-to-earth than traditional western plots. One thing I have noticed anime is that it is much more explicative, which I personally find incredibly off-putting. If I had to put my finger on one big difference between anime and western writing, that'd be it. Anime storytelling methodology is more "tell" whereas western methodology is more "show."

04/14/16 9:24 pm

Unless there's still a way to incorporate scantily clad women and people getting shot in the show, probably not.

Ellock Perpetually Tired
04/15/16 1:34 am

You must not watch anime. There is a whole genre for that...

noveena Outer Space
04/14/16 9:08 pm

Barakamon was a very good show too. I hope shows more like this could potentially do well in America, after all I know I enjoy them.

Korosensei Maine
04/14/16 8:22 pm

To be clear these are shows with little to no conflict and a plot that is merely "main characters interact"

OhTheIrony Learning from you
04/14/16 8:36 pm

The stories could definitely sell. You would have to convert it to live action and cast western actors or use digital animation. It would all have to be in English.