Week 6 – ‘Naruto’ Anime viewing

Zac T McCall

So I have decided to base my individual artifact around Anime, in particular the way in which people consume Anime. As I discovered through my investigation into the Godzilla film, I want to further look at how effectively individuals connect to foreign texts whether that be through subtitles or dubbing.

To begin my auto ethnographic experience for this task I viewed the first episode (which may have ended in finishing the first season) of one of my favourite Anime series, Naruto. I was able to find versions where I could watch both the subbed content and then dubbed content immediately after so I found this very enjoyable and insightful, as I had never previously watched the series in its original form before.

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After watching a few episodes back to back it brought up some mixed emotions. Initially the first notable reaction to the content was the sense of nostalgia that…

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