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Old 15-05-2002, 04:41 AM   #1   [permalink]
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Shakespeare

have you guys noticed that most of the anime have been appropriated from shakespeare or have shakespeare-like structure?
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Old 15-05-2002, 05:25 AM   #2   [permalink]
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hmm..just vaguely on Ohm ygoddess...but only vaguely. And you have no right to say anything intelligent since your avatar sugests your a fan of the infamous Sakura wars

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Old 15-05-2002, 12:32 PM   #3   [permalink]
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How about some examples? In any case, it's not surprising at all. Shakespeare's plays are based on many various stories told before. Almost none of his plays were original. It's natural that anime, just like any other art form, has influences from previous works. It's not Shakespeare that they're based on, it's just that they're influenced by many things that Shakespeare was.
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Old 15-05-2002, 02:26 PM   #4   [permalink]
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It might be because ALL stories follow a similar structure so that anime and SP share some qualities.
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Old 15-05-2002, 08:06 PM   #5   [permalink]
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There are many stories (not just Anime ones) that share elements with Shakespear; I'd say it's probably unintentional for the most part.

Many of Shakespear's stories have become classics in their genre (i.e. what Romeo and Juliet is to romance) so it's probably natural that some Anime seem to share some of the same structure/ideas.

So I wouldn't say that any Anime had their stories based off of Shakespear, but I would agree that many of the story elements are quite similar.

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Old 16-05-2002, 05:13 AM   #6   [permalink]
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hmm..just vaguely on Ohm ygoddess...but only vaguely. And you have no right to say anything intelligent since your avatar sugests your a fan of the infamous Sakura wars

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HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!! NEVER INSULT SAKURA TAISEN IM MY PRESENCE, HAVEN'T YOU SEEN THE SERIES? (i mean the 28 or was it 26 episodes)
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Old 16-05-2002, 07:07 AM   #7   [permalink]
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HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!! NEVER INSULT SAKURA TAISEN IM MY PRESENCE, HAVEN'T YOU SEEN THE SERIES? (i mean the 28 or was it 26 episodes)
I saw the first episode of the TV series on the internet and i have the DVD of the entire OAV series. It was the most boring piece of mindless trite i ever saw! the meccha were powered by magic spirits taht had teddy bears flyingaround them or something, all the characters were extremely shallow and boring. no one was having relationships with anyone. Nobody sais who the demons were and what they were after. Sakura was just so..basic. her most dramatic moment was her being afraid to go into battle and a quick "your teamates need you" speech from the drunken guy somehow changed her mind..and nobody expalined why the girls had theese special powers..especially taht creepy little french girl..i could go on for hours so i'll stop here^^
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Old 17-05-2002, 10:24 PM   #8   [permalink]
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The finest example of a Shakespearean Tragedy in Anime would be the Ruroni Kenshin: Memories OVA.
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Old 18-05-2002, 02:47 AM   #9   [permalink]
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Legend of Basara - reminds me somewhat of Romeo and Juliet in several aspects ....oh and a bit of Mulan.
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This reminds me of a post way back when someone said that Harry Potter and anime had a lot of parallels. Sure, they do, but why be surprised? ALL fictional media share LOTS of parallels. Just because two things are similar doesn't mean that they are related. As I wrote before, ALMOST NONE of Shakespeare's plays were original, and so it's natural that its story is reflected in many other things.
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Old 19-05-2002, 01:21 AM   #11   [permalink]
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Sure, Harry Potter may at first bear much more resemblence to a "English School Days" novel like Tom Brown. But such novels are usually dry and devoid of romantic emotion, not to mention that the schoolyard "villain" (IE. Bully) is invariably fat and ugly.

However, you really can tell that Rowling has watched a "Highschool Anime" at one point or another when she includes a feisty and intelligent, redheaded love interest who becomes more and more beautiful throughout the years (Hermione) and a Devastatingly Handsome Charmer with Aryan features for Harry's Rival (Draco).

This is apparent even in the movie, the auditioning of which Rowling no doubt played a huge part in.
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hehehe cool didnt know that, well perfect blue has a play-within-a-play and so do cardcaptor sakura where they put on a play (cant remember what they put on i think it was sleeping beauty or something...) and so does sailor moon r wher they put on snow white
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