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    Registered User 有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity Crude's Avatar
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    WSJ Pirate Questions about J-Dramas

    I've some questions about live-action dramas (not really the right place to ask, but oh well...):

    - Do they really have higher viewership (not sure if that's a real word) than anime. If so, how come there's so much anime?

    - Are there any dramas with picture quality, cinematography comparable to US dramas? What about sitcoms?

    - I've seen a little bit of a few dramas and the acting seemed a little over the top. Are all of them like this?

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    Re: Weekly Shounen Jump [2009] - Discussion & TOC Talk v.2

    I actually think there are more dramas than there are anime series, though I'm not sure if that answers your first question.
    Last edited by [Cross]; May 25, 2009 at 05:10 PM.

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    Re: Questions about J-Dramas

    Quote Originally Posted by CrudeCross View Post
    I've some questions about live-action dramas (not really the right place to ask, but oh well...):

    - Do they really have higher viewership (not sure if that's a real word) than anime. If so, how come there's so much anime?

    - Are there any dramas with picture quality, cinematography comparable to US dramas? What about sitcoms?

    - I've seen a little bit of a few dramas and the acting seemed a little over the top. Are all of them like this?
    1. I can't say definitely, but from what I've seen the most popular drama are more popular then the most popular anime. There has been more anime lately for a few reasons. First was the so called anime "bubble". More anime was produced then the market could bear. The other is rise of late night anime on UHF stations. Studios use late night time slots basically as infomercials for the DVD's, where most of the actual money for anime is made. Finally anime airs before school on week days and early on weekends, as well as between 6pm and 8pm everyday. For anime's three time slots, drama has one; between 8pm and midnight (could be a little off an they run a little later).

    2. It depends on what your comparing it to. Compared to most sitcoms or soaps yes. Compared to some of the hour long prime time shows (Lost, 24, Prison Break, etc.) no. Over all production quality is very high, if your used to American TV you'd see no glaring problems.

    3. Acting depends on the actor and the show. Some actors are simply more talented then others. Also, acting styles differ between Japan and America. By the standards of U.S. TV I've found most Japanese drama actors are pretty good.

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    Re: Questions about J-Dramas

    If you want cheap PS4 games, contact me.
    Last edited by Digital_Eon; May 25, 2009 at 05:58 PM.

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