Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Manga Attack

Who are all these? Take a guessing shot.

Kanzo Hattori, Ken'ichi, Yumiko-chan, Shinzo Hattori, Shishimaru, Kiyo, Kemumaki Kemuzou a.k.a. Amara, Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian, Suneo, Kiteritsu, Korosuke, Miyoko, Buta Gorilla, Tongari, Benzo, Father, Mother, Mikan, Yuzuhiko, Perman, Mitsu, Booby, Sumire, Pokemon, Ash, Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander ...

Well, most of them sound Japanese, yep, you are right.

Go further ...

If you can figure it out, congrats!!!, you must be having school going kids in your house or regularly be exposed to them. Those are all characters out of different Japanese anime series (called Manga) that have flooded our kiddie TV channels. I blogged in one of my earlier posts about first impressions, but this category is an exception to my conclusion. After repeated exposure to some of these serials by either being at earshot distance and by watching random episodes with kids, I have figured out that some of these are not bad or kiddish at all. :-) You start to love them unconsciously. :-) Some of the animes (out of the deluge on TV) were obnoxious, but a lot of them are fun and good time-pass. Some of them have very catchy title songs and some real good voiceover translations in Hindi (sounds better than English).

Whenever you come across Ninja Hattori, Doraemon, Kiteritsu, Perman, Ata-Shin-Chi etc on any of our cartoon channels in the course of your "flipping channel" routine, pause and watch for some time.

Who knows, you may just ignore them as kiddie stuff and flip out or you may have some real fun!!!

10 comments:

Swaram said...

Ninja Hattori, Doraemon - I like them too :)
Got to check out the others :)

RamMmm said...

:) :) Welcome to the club, Swaram.

I used to get confused with Doraemon and Kiteritsu (which had very similar themes and characters) until I figured out that both of them came from the same person, but with different stories. Ninja Hattori is also from the same folks.

Srivats said...

oh u are watching to much of TV LOL, haha I agree I watched one of the animation, where there is a huge animal with a strange black mark on its face and a kid with a sword or something, happening in a icy place... I dont know what it is, but i liked it :P

RamMmm said...

Wait for a few more years and you'll (have to) see more of these. :-) :-)

Uttara said...

The only TV I get to see is in my TV electronics book.(Hostel TV perennially tuned to sun mujik) I was amused to see my five year old cousin knowing noddy, RK Narayan etc etc from Pogo and not from the book! I felt old :D

RamMmm said...

Hostel TVs are always like that. :-) :-) (mujik is languageless illayaa) Your TV electronics book has come in your decoder box blah blah posts before the semester. :-) Today's kids talk much more and much much more, use the Net to their advantage as well. :-) :-)

gils said...

!!! manga attackna udanay ugnalathaan yaro maangavala adichitaangalonu neanchen...!! apdinu oru cartoon iruka...i the dunno..

RamMmm said...

Ha ha ha. poondhu vilayaadareenga. sledai sledai. :-) :-)

Neenga unga aaLai (you can name her) kai pidichchappuram, oru 2,3 varushaththila idhellaam paakka vaendi varum. :-) :-)

gils said...

//Neenga unga aaLai (you can name her) kai pidichchappuram, oru 2,3 varushaththila idhellaam paakka vaendi varum. :-) :-)//

!!!!! avvvvvvvvvvvv.....neengalum kelambiteengala...

RamMmm said...

Gils - unga aaL is just a place holder. yedhuvum thappa sollalayey :-) (cinema vasanam: kaalakaalaththila aaga vaendiyadhu thaana) But you are giving many hints at your blog for me to 'kelambi'fy.