Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool
Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.
Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?
Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?
Anime without monsters-curses-assassins-ninjas or magic
2007-12-19 last update 2009-05-29
Ashley asked me this:
Can you suggest any anime that depict "real" Japanese life? Basically I don't want monsters/curses/assassins/ninjas or magical books/toilets.
Are you up to the challenge Walter-san?
I worked on this question for a bit. I worked up this list. I hope it's pretty good. There are probably a lot more. I think I will update this list from time to time.
Marmalade Boy - great love story
Maison Ikkoku -nice little love story
Rumbling Hearts (orginal title The Eternity That you Wish For)
There's a sequel also. - heart wrenching love story
GTO (Great Teach Onizuka) arguably he's super human, but there's nothing completely unreal here - live action TV show finale is considered the most watched single TV show in Japans history.
My Neighbors the Yamadas - like family circle by Miyazaki
Your Under Arrest - can be a little unrealistic, but is along the same lines as Cagney and Lacy
Ai Yori Aoshi - Nice little love story
Ayane's High Kick (OAV) - kick boxing story
Azumanga Daioh (TV) - nothing supernatural here except possibly Chiochans pigtails.
Perfect Blue - rather hitchcok, a little dream like and insane, reflecting the mental state of the people
Child's Toy (Kodocha/Kodomo no Omocha) - Cute story of young love. Her mom's hair is a little over the top, but otherwise quite believable.
Doki Doki School Hours - only seen a little of this, but it seemed down to earth
Genshiken - Story about anime and manga geeks in japan and the women who put up with them.
His and Her Curcumstances - High School Romance
Here is Greenwood - Fun School/College days
Grave of the Fireflys - Possible best movie of all time. Depressing as hell. WWII story of children.
I. My Me Strawberry Eggs - The only wierd thing here the guy trying to pass himself off as a woman to be a teacher at an all girls school.
Ichigo 100% - High school romance and growth.
Golden Boy - unrealistic at times, but nothing extraordinary.
Ouran High School - no nijas here
Ping Pong Club - rather too real and rather low on the decency level
Princess Nine - High School Sports / Romance
Crying Freeman - Gangsers (adult content)
Sakura Diaries - ecchi but good story
Koi Kaze - Bevy won't watch it. I actually have it. Netflix has it. It is the super uber taboo story of the boy who meets a cute girl and they fall in love and then discover that they are siblings. Tragic. Possibly depraved. Sad.
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