I guess I have to chip in
to get you banned for a week!
Heh, I had a colleague in a previous group at work who decked his cube out with a collected edition of his favorite manga or anime boxed sets.
Yet all of the titles featured what to the untrained eye looked like elementary school girls puckering up for kisses.
And, I was thinking, "Bro, you sure you want to disclose this to untrained Japano-agnostics?" The company I work for isn't exactly the jet set crowd (though we make jets, go figure).
But, hey, man, I kid the anime lovers.
I do. A good friend of mine (in his 50s) tells me he was a huge anime fan. And, yes, he didn't marry until age 48. And, yes, I avoid asking him... too many questions.
But, hey, man, seriously, I do like good animation.
Would you believe Shanghai had its own premier animation studio decades before Studio Ghibli?
Here is the studio's classic, Monkey King's Havoc in Heaven. The studio, run by the Wan Brothers, survived through the Cultural Revolution (during which it produced nice quality stop motion puppet cartoons), but disbanded around 1975.
For some reason I can't embed the movie (HTML5?), but here is the link to their classic Havoc in Heaven feature film.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDrPx3R ... qV9kdat_kQ
Here is an overview of the history of Chinese animation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of ... _Animation
As for modern Chinese animation, I don't have much good to say.
Last time I was in Beijing, 2011 or so, an animated feature film rendered with computer graphics was being marketed, but it was a disturbingly vulgar Tom and Jerry like cartoon with humor that seemed too crude for its target audience (and not funny at all to me as an adult).