One of the genres that is indicative of Japanese cinema, but is not heavily examined in the textbook is anime, a sophisticated form of cartoon that is created for both adults and children.
Select an anime film and explore how it aligns with the characteristics of Japanese cinema at large. Does the film take place during one of significant historical periods in Japanese history? If so, which one?
Does the film fit into any one of the different types of Japanese film genres? Is so, which one? How can you tell?
Does the film employ the use of any of the theatrical techniques covered in the lecture? If so, which one(s)? Does the film emphasize the significance of feudalism or the importance of the family unit? Explain your findings. You may select any film from the following list: