Roland Kelts

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Why Hollywood doesn't yet get anime

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Jun 30, 2019

Why Hollywood doesn't yet get anime

When it comes to Hollywood's versions of Japanese content, most fans return to the originals and wonder: Why can't they get it right? Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner sheds some light on the West's cultural misreading of anime and manga.

The story behind anime localization

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Feb 3, 2019

The story behind anime localization

"The structure of Japanese storytelling does not adhere to a strict three acts. At times, the story meanders and takes the viewer on a seemingly unrelated path. ... Characterizations are richer, deeper, darker. Plots are often complex and convoluted, serving primarily as vessels to ...