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I first should bring up the point that Anime is a foreign entity imported from another country and in order to view it in its purest form it must be viewed in its native language Japanese This isnt just applicable to Japanese animation but any foreign film The barrier is in that quite often the audience in a foreign country does not speak the language Not understanding the language of a program that you watch for the most part defeats the purpose of movies television and almost completely detracts from the enjoyment or learning through viewing these formats I speak from experience having seeing a few foreign untranslated programs in my time ranging from Korean soap operas to German TV news The language barrier is overcome by three methods Learn the language The film is subtitled The film is dubbed Im sure that most people would agree that learning a language is overkill for watching TV although you might be surprised by the number of people that take up Japanese just so they can watch anime Understanding can also be bridged though subtitles This in fact is not uncommon for foreign films as it is cost effective and easy to do Most American films exported to other countries are in fact subtitled Even with this distraction many people in foreign countries enjoy American films yet the reverse does not seem to be true An American watching a subtitled film seems to be a rarity at best Wether this is because foreign languages sound strange to Americans Americans dont like to read or they simply dont want to see foreign films I cannot say although I do admit that it seems Americans are for the most part oblivious to the happenings in foreign countries Ask an American how many subtitles movies that theyve seen and Id be surprised if the answer was even as great
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