Anti-Americanism in Animes and Mangas ~reasons~???
I've been thinking about this for a while and I saw a blog which made me brought this up. How come there is so much Anti-Americanism in Animes and Mangas?? Is this a lingering feeling for what we did to japan(Hiroshima and Nagasaki) during WWII and the sanctions we put on them, we are practically occupying them with more than 50,000 soldiers stationnned there. we are practically their army. but don't they think about Pearl Harbor and the sucker punch they did(though well planned).
Animes:Gundam seed:we all know that Orb is Japan and Blue Cosmos and the atlantic federation represent the US.
Fafner in Azzure: UN represents the US and that Island(forgot its name) represent Japan.
**almost all animes: The Blonde woman who is for the most time is portrayed as a drunk, sexy and a slutty girl.
Ghost in the Shell: There is mention of Nuclear Bombing of Japanse city by none other than the American Empire(US). In there there is also a pact between the American Empire and Japan which is similar to the Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution in prohibiting Japan from both deploying its army overseas and possessing nuclear weapons. It also protrays the Us as an empire trying to conquer and dominate the world. The way how we(US) be demanding the UN to take action is also put in the anime.
Mangas: Sanctuary: Two guys are trying to shake Japan up and reinstate its army. Foreigners who try to come get a piece of the pie all get killed.
Hajime no Ippo: an Amrican was portrayed as a guy who likes to sleep with Japanese women and treating them badly. also the reaction of the Japanese in the manga bring about those questions too. And in the manga they were telling him to get out of their country.
Project Arms: Egrigori is the evil empire with its headquarters in USA and all the Keiths are blonde haired.
**there also plenty other mangas and animes which we have portrayed in a very bad way.
-To me it seems like a silent Propaganda. The japanese deeply inside are pissed that they are being occupated by the U.S(pretty much). and they can't kick us because having us on their side makes them being attacked by CHina almost, if not impossible. and us being in their Country and them not having and spending a lot of money on their defense is one of the reasons why their Economy is so large. China was really pissed that The new Prime Minister is planning to strenghten the relations with the U.S.