I’ve personally had a very limited experience of Asian culture. I was born in Sydney to an Australian father and a Croatian mother which meant that my only experience of Asian culture was watching anime on CheeseTV such as Dragonball Z, Naruto, Pokemon, One Piece, and Yu-Gi-Oh. I didn’t realise until later on that these cartoons were actually dubbed animes.
However, how is my 6 year old self watching Goku go Super Saiyan on a Saturday morning at all relevant to my experience of watching Gojira for the first time? I didn’t realise it at the time, but I thought these dubbed animes were actually Western cartoons because it showcased the same moral values you learn growing up in Australia that were in western cartoons aswell. In all these animes there was a recurring theme of sacrifice in return for the greater good.
To my surprise, despite being a dated…
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