The Japanese animation on Douban 9.5 hides the Japanese's ambition to defeat the Chinese at the table tennis table _ competition

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Liu Shiwen attended Ai Fukuhara's wedding before, and Mima Ito shared rice balls with the Chinese team afterwards. Competitions are inherently lost and lost. Every athlete has a desire to win and it is normal for those who win the game to appear excited.

We can disagree with the result of this game, but we don't have to rise to the personal attack on the players. This is not only against the moral quality of people, but more importantly, it is against the spirit of sports ---

This game is just an episode between the Chinese and Japanese teams. China lost a game, but then There is also a chance to get back. I believe that the athletes will sum up their experience and give better results in the next competition.

Of course, I am not a professional table tennis player and cannot make objective judgments about this game, but as a Zhai, I can learn relevant information through channels I am familiar with---

As a country with a well-developed animation industry in Japan, there are naturally a lot of ACG works on sports, almost covering the general public. Sports.

Although we haven’t seen many ACG-related elements at the opening ceremony, we can understand the Japanese views on competitive events from some animation works---

In the field of table tennis, there is such an animation, which hides the Japanese people's yearning for Chinese table tennis technology and their aspirations to defeat.

02. A Different Sports Fan

In April 2014, Japanese animation master Masaaki Yuasa’s self-directed sports animation "Ping Pong" was broadcast, which was adapted from Matsumoto Taiyo created a sports cartoon of the same name in 1996. It tells the story of Hoshino Hiroshi (Abian) and Tsukimoto Makoto (Liao Ye) of the Katase High School Table Tennis Club honing their skills in a ball game and finally growing up-- -

As a sports fan, it is natural to talk about hard work, frustration, and growth, but the plot of "Ping Pong" stands out The reason is that it talks about humanistic care.

In this animation, three kinds of people are described, "people with talent but not working hard", "people with talent and hard work", and "people without talent but working hard". There are three kinds of people, corresponding to A Bian, Xiao Ye, and Kong---

A Bian has shown a genius since he was a child With his table tennis potential, he can often win easily without training and warm-up. Over time, he becomes arrogant and treats daily training perfunctorily.

Although Xiaoye is equally skilled, he has a cold expression and lack of fighting spirit for the game, so he often makes A-bian in training. And these are all heard by a Chinese player "Kong"---

Kong has the strength of the provincial team Due to the fierce competition of the domestic table tennis team, even a strong player like Kong Ye can hardly go further, so after the coach’s persuasion, he came to Japan as a foreign aid.

However, looking at the Japanese high school students who are not focused and loose in their movements, Kong said that he was very helpless. He thought that in this low-level school, even if he was brushed in the country, he was a violent thing- --

Knowing that Chinese players have come to Japan, Abian and Xiaoye sneaked into Kong’s school and wanted to go with them In the duel, Kong also learned that Lord Xiao was superb, so he accepted A Bian's challenge first.

However, this talented player who lacked training eventually lost to Kong with a score of 0:11 and experienced the most tragic defeat in his career in table tennis. And Xiao Ye refused the game on the grounds that he would lose anyway;

In Kong’s view, such a talented but not motivated person is very sad, but even more sad is himself Confident but not talented---

The hard-hit Ah Bian also frequently lost in the subsequent matches. Even though he was talented, he gradually lost his interest in playing and left the table tennis circle.

With the encouragement of other players and the training of coaches, Xiaoye has become a dark horse that cannot be ignored in the arena.

However, these are not what Xiaoye wants. In his heart, he has been waiting for a "hero"---

And the Chinese player Kong, originally thought he was full of ambition, could beat the world invincible in this Japan.

However, there are some outsiders. In the match with Xiaoye, Kong didn't win smoothly; in the match with Haiwang Academy's main general Kazama, it was a miserable defeat.

However, self-confidence and self-knowledge also helped Kong quickly get out of the haze. In the many matches with Japanese players, Kong gradually let go of his prejudices, began to communicate with each other, make progress together, and finally realized himself in this remote place. Dream of table tennis (5 years after naturalization to qualify for the Olympic Games)---

In the eyes of many people, background The loss of Kong in the ping pong kingdom to Japanese players seemed a bit "losing face", and it also caused dissatisfaction among domestic fans---

Of course, the dissatisfaction is only a small number of people. Now Douban has over 30,000 people with a high score of 9.5, which shows that domestic fans are "buying" on this---

It can be said that the author of the Japanese comic is a bit tricky in the character setting of Kong.

The eliminated young Chinese golfers, with perseverance and positive energy quality... They did not step on any side, but at the same time they left room for the Chinese players to lose, satisfying The Japanese comic fans’ ambition to defeat the ping-pong empire---

In this work, there are the winners and losers of the game, There are various states of life, whether you are a hardworking mortal or an arrogant genius, you will eventually experience failure.

The important thing is not how to win, but to understand why you lose; summing up experience and then challenging is the true portrayal of athletes---

Of course, the excellence of "Ping Pong" lies not only in the characterization and understanding of innate theory, but also in the painting and storyboarding of Yuasa Masaaki's master style. With "Heizi's Basketball" and "free! 》This kind of sports that pays more attention to beauty is different---

In terms of painting, "Ping Pong" uses rough lines To show "movement", in many shots, although the expressions and proportions of the characters are exaggeratedly deformed, they also show the mixed emotions and movements of the characters.

In the storyboard, Masaaki Yuasa has repeatedly used comic storytelling to express the expressions of the characters and the situation of the game. In a sense, the concept of "moving cartoons" is realized. , And this creative style also gives the work a stronger sense of picture, so that every movement of the athlete becomes extremely sharp, so that this "small ball sport" has an impact comparable to all competitive sports ---

03. Finally

It is said that fictional works reflect reality. Indeed, many of the characters in "Ping Pong" are actually true portrayals of athletes.

Some people have different talents and easily reach a height that ordinary people can’t climb; there are also mortals who work hard, spend time and energy to surpass themselves;

Opponents and people who lost to reality abound. The true portrayal made this work praised by countless people---

However, in my opinion, it is ironic that many of the propositions that Japan has shown in ACG's works in sports are about talent and ordinaryness, unity and friendship, growth after setbacks, or sportsmanship, etc. Positive thinking.

However, in reality, we do not clearly see the ideas that the Japanese express in these works---

The epidemic is still raging around the world, and epidemic prevention measures should be strengthened, but the media reports that Olympic-related personnel have been diagnosed; because of the conflicts between the managementAs a result, the production team of the opening ceremony was changed many times, and finally staged a performance in which everyone shouted ugliness; while the Olympics, which originally advocated the spirit of fair competition, frequently appeared "black whistle", which is really embarrassing---

I wonder if in the follow-up project, the host What kind of show operation will Fang have?

I just hope that our Chinese team can perform well, achieve ideal results, and return safely.

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