Everyone looks at stories differently. It’s why people have differing opinions when it comes to stories that we enjoy. Some of us like anime, manga, or other similar Japanese stories. Others enjoy the attachment of watching actors on the big screen, or experiencing stories first-hand through a video game.
Stories are universal, but as we all know, every story won’t work for everyone. Knowing that, I’d like to introduce you today to what I consider my Three Elements of Storytelling–the three factors, that I believe makes a story great, from an objective point of view.
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Haven’t talked about animations in the Western world in awhile.
Movies in theaters tend to have many more advantages than other, less popular animations. These movies have the benefits of directly leading to revenue, of being advertised everywhere, and satiating a need for cinematic entertainment. Western animated movies are popular on a level that is far above anime, manga, or even basic western animations.
That being said, these movies are restricted, and often end up as part of a predictable genre, that can get stale. Oftentimes, with the same humor, the same general plot twists, and the same insistence on a happy ending, these movies are interesting and entertaining, but ultimately similar. It takes something exceptional to stand out in the world of Western animated movies: but there are certainly some out there that and, knowing this, I’d like to share some of those movies that stood out to me.
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