Seiyū: the art of voice acting - the Japanese voice acting industry and its relation to the anime market

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Seiyū: the art of voice acting - the Japanese voice acting industry and its relation to the anime market

Type: Master thesis
Title: Seiyū: the art of voice acting - the Japanese voice acting industry and its relation to the anime market
Author: Heinst, Ruby Zelka
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: seiyū
Japan
subcultures
pop culture studies
voice acting
anime market
Abstract: Among the vast variety of cultural categories in Japan, there is one that has been growing in strength and popularity since the 1970s and is now one of the most sought-after professions among teenagers in Japan: seiyū (voice actor). Annually, hundreds of students apply for vocational schools and agencies in order to get training to become a voice actor. The profession is highly romanticized, but the reality of it includes many problematic aspects as well. This research focusses on the seiyū industry of Japan, its educational properties, and the way it supports the anime market and vice versa.
Description: Data for this research was gathered through written articles as well as sources acquired through personal participation.
Supervisor: Veere, Hendrik van der
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Asian Studies (60 EC) (Master)
Specialisation: Asian Studies
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/51592
 

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