Here is a look at the X-Men anime series....
Yes, it is in Japanese. No the boys do not speak Japanese. Usually these anime series do come with English subtitles. The boys will watch anime for hours on end. They also enjoy the music for these series as well. The music is also in Japanese only, and no there is no English translation. I asked CM2 about it once, he said the tunes are catchy.
I am not truly certain what any of this means...
I don't know if Japanese is easier for them to tolerate listening to than English.
I don't know if they really are drawn to the anime style of cartoon and how they draw people.
I don't know if it has something to do with the way they view the world and the anime speaks to that.
I don't know if its the stories. CM1 just sent me a link to an anime series set during one of China's dynasties and being a history major he thought it was great.
Of course, it could just be that they enjoy the stories, enjoy the pictures, that they can read the dialogue and do not have to concentrate on the language being spoken and/or quite frankly they may just like the fantasy aspect. They could also enjoy all these anime series simply because when it comes down to it, its all just alot of fun.
Sometimes when it comes to our children we need to remember that not everything has an underlying cause or concern or even a purpose. We need to remember at times, when it comes to our children, that sometimes a cigar really is just a cigar.
Until next time,