Mickey Mouse denounced at Tokyo anime fair
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.ph...2-080515-9771rTOKYO, April 2 (UPI) -- Tokyo's governor has condemned Mickey Mouse as inferior to Japanese anime, the highly detailed cartoons that feature busty girls with big blue eyes.
Shintaro Ishihara made the remark while opening the Tokyo International Anime Fair on Saturday, which saw tens of thousands of fans strolling aisles packed with anime books, art, posters and a myriad of other souvenirs.
"I hate Mickey Mouse," Ishihara said. "He has nothing like the unique sensibility that Japan has. The Japanese are inherently skilled at visual expression and detailed work."
Among awards given out, Dai Sato won best screenplay for "Eureka seveN," which chronicles the adventures of a teenage boy, a pilot girl named Eureka and a traveling group of mercenaries, The New York Times reported.