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Saturday, May 5 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Martial Arts and Magic in Chinese Anime

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Martial Arts and Magic play a significant role in modern Japanese Anime, and are somewhat westernized from a magic perspective. However, Martial Arts and Magic have a longer history within Chinese literature and mythology. Thus, when Martial Arts and Magic appear in Chinese Anime they have a tendency to more closely follow historical Chinese patterns. Two of these patterns are purely historical: Wuxia (Martial Hero) where there are supernatural fighting abilities, and Xianxia (Immortal Hero) which extends supernatural fighting to the level of magic and gods. The third pattern is that of Xuanhuan (Mysterious Fantasy) which goes beyond Xianxia by including modern elements and settings. Most of this literature is redone in films, TV, Video Games, and Manga. However, some of it is starting to appear in Anime (e.g. Tales of Demons and Gods) and is kick ass great.

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Justin Coven Ph. D.

IT Maturity, Inc.


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
EMC III