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Anime and Japanese Culture: Directors Cut


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What to Expect: What are some of anime’s greatest directors trying to convey to audiences? Building on the knowledge learned in Anime and Japanese Culture, go deeper into the thinking of groundbreaking Japanese anime directors like Hayao Miyazaki, Mamoru Oshii, Shin’ichiro Watanabe, Isao Takahata and Osamu Tezuka. Watch clips from anime classics, then analyze what kinds of messages and themes are being expressed. Explore different interpretation, share opinions and seek what messages you might be missing.

Imagination and skills merge… Using iPads, get an introduction into software that allows you to create your own anime. Building on the stories developed in Anime and Japanese Culture, you will transform your flip-book story into your very own digital anime to share with family, friends or even on social media.