By Nell Velez. Cartoon. Published at Saturday, March 31st, 2018 - 10:40:42 AM.
Take Naruto for example. He is a young orphan boy who has been ostracized by his village for having a demon fox sealed inside of him. Now, I doubt that any of you who are reading this have demon foxes sealed inside of you. But I can bet that some of you have felt ostracized, unwanted, underestimated, and utterly alone at some point in your lives. And even when all you want is a bit of acknowledgement, nobody seems to want to give it to you. And here’s where Naruto’s hidden message comes in... it’s a challenge to all of us, to do what Naruto is currently doing: never giving up. It’s a challenge for us to take on his nindo and to never back out on our own words.
The next Iron Man cartoon appearance came during Spider-Man: The Animated Series, when Spider-Man teamed up with both War Machine and Iron Man against the likes of fan-favorite adversaries Venom and Carnage. Iron Man cartoons would continue with appearance in the Incredible Hulk animated series as well as a non-speaking role in the Fantastic Four cartoon. The Iron Man cartoons have been continuing through present day. Iron Man showed up in the Ultimates-based Avengers: United They Stand as well as his own direct-to-DVD animated feature the Invincible Iron Man. Iron Man was also seen in the latest Fantastic Four: Worlds Greatest Hero, and there is a second Iron Man cartoon series airing soon if it hasnt already. An older Tony Stark will also appear in the direct-to-DVD animated feature Next Avengers.
And it’s not just the characters that are worth looking into either. The themes and plots of several anime deserve a lot of praise for their insight and ingeniousness. Look at the anime Deathnote, if you take it at face value, it’s nothing more than just a very well-written and well-portrayed thriller, complete with some of the best plot twists ever concocted in anime history. But if you look at its theme, you’ll see that it’s about the classic debate on justice... is it just to kill evil men for the sake of protecting those who are good? Or should we allow evil men to live on the premise that they’re human like all of us? It’s even reminiscent of the age-old debate about the death penalty. Do we really have the right to kill another human being?
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