October 31, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Uncategorized
Ever wonder why a lot of anime looks the same? The reason is simply because it’s supposed to. That’s done by design and if you get Funimation or any other anime channel through DIRECTTV it’s pretty plain to see.
So how does it happen?
It’s pretty crazy when you think about it. Lots of American cartoons look quite different so is it something akin to a lack of imagination that just makes all of these Japanese cartoons look so similar.
It’s something far more sinister.
You see, the Japanese, if nothing else, are quite proficient at being efficient. They found out a long time ago what sells big on the Japanese market. The reason a lot of Japanese cartoons look so similar in design, color, etc. is because they know what’s going to get them their money back!
It’s really no different from the way the movie industry operates in America. Rather than put down some money on a completely original concept or idea, Americans like to have their marketing done for them by basing movies on books and TV shows – or, worse, making a remake.
It’s not an unconscious decision to make Japanese cartoons similar in their look. It’s a business decision – one that serves them well.