METAMORFOZA ÎN MANGEA JAPONEZĂ ŞI COMUNICAŢIA COTIDIANĂ
METAMORPHOSIS IN JAPANESE MANGA AND OUR DAILY COMMUNICATION
In Japanese-language manga, a “metamorphosis” is often observed in that, in a singe frame, a manga character uses a language or appears in a way that is completely different than in the previous frames, while the character then continues on as before from the following frame as if nothing at all had changed. The present paper attempts to clarify, via a deepened understanding of daily conversation, the backdrop for such “metamorphoses,” which can be difficult to comprehend for readers from different cultural backgrounds. The main claim of this paper is that our communication world is replete with responses to “characters” whose intentions we do not like; “metamorphosis” is one type of “play” using such characters. If this is a valid conclusion, then there must be a fundamental reinvestigation of views of traditional communication as based on intention.
Cuvinte cheie: manga, metamorfoza, limbaj Japonez
Keywords: manga, metamorphosis, Japanese Language