In March 2013, when the spring girl arrived, the TV screen was full of scenes of Japanese soldiers shouting "Flower Girl". "People's Daily" could not see it, and published a commentary ""Anti-Japanese Drama" Regardless of Public Reason". I cited such an example at the beginning:
The article criticized the anti-Japanese TV dramas for removing the "burden" of propaganda and education and turning them into pure entertainment products, just like the "sacred power protection body" propagated by the Boxer Movement back then, which is a manifestation of backwardness and ignorance.
This article was translated by the Japanese media and posted on the website, causing a huge sensation. Many Japanese melons have a keen interest in the drama, and they look for it. To those "magic" places, they spit out, haha, and sighed: "Chinese people really live in magic!"
Among them, there is an uncle named Iwata Uber, an IT man who lives in Nagoya. Once he went to Shanghai on a business trip and encountered many frauds on the streets because of his language barrier. He made up his mind to study Chinese hard, so he watched the anti-Japanese drama, but he didn't expect to be attracted to it.
As a Japanese, he has the spirit of craftsmanship. Iwata has written his experience of watching dramas into a book, listing all kinds of wonderful scenes in the drama.
This book is called "Chinese Anti-Japanese Drama Reader: Unexpected Anti-Japanese • Patriotic Comedy", which was published on April 10, 2018, and it is now in front of me.
I tried to laugh while flipping, but I couldn't.
Iwata Yubo’s book lists 21 oracles, and the first one is "Anti-Japanese Chivalrous Man", which is the famous manufacturer of "Tear Devils". He called it, "a super-large entertainment work combining anti-Japanese drama and martial arts in history."
The strength of the anti-Japanese drama started in 2005. Before that, in the 55 years from 1949 to 2004, there were only more than 150 anti-Japanese TV dramas, an average of about 3 per year. In 2005, more than 20 copies appeared.
The reason why it became a key node in 2005 is related to the changes in the relations between China and Japan. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the victory of the War of Resistance Against Japan, and the former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has visited the Yasukuni Shrine many times, which suddenly aroused everyone's hatred of Japan to the highest point.
If you can't cross the sea to destroy Japan, let's fight the devil on TV to calm down. As a result, a large number of anti-Japanese dramas appeared. Even children’s films have also been filmed in anti-Japanese stories. For example, in "Little Red Flag Bearer", most of the actors are children around 6 years old. When the filming did not understand the plot, the director repeatedly told them: "The devil is bad, we want Kill the devil!"
The melons are very supportive. By 2016, each of China's 18 local TV stations had a total of 90 dramas with the top 5 ratings, of which 55 were anti-Japanese dramas, accounting for 61%.
The same is true for movies. In the 2016 CCTV ratings rankings, the anti-Japanese film "Raise Your Hands" starring Pan Changjiang was ranked first. This film was filmed in 2003, and it has been released for 13 years, and it is still unfailing. It can be described as a masterpiece in the movie world.
The biggest feature of the anti-Japanese drama is so prosperous that it has the word "anti-Japanese". These two words are like a magical medicine, which can quickly make melon people's spirits excited, blood boiled, and cure all diseases.
To put it plainly, the anti-Japanese drama is the Hongmao medicinal liquor in the TV series.
According to Iwata's experience in watching dramas, there must be a very erotic woman in the anti-Japanese drama, especially to emphasize her big breasts.
For example, in "Youth Fierce", the woman played by Mo Xiaoqi "is obviously responsible for eroticism, because she can always see the cleavage on her chest."
The anti-Japanese war was actually a face, for the sake of passing the trial. And the drama is the lining, it is to attract attention and stimulate the ratings.
More or less, anti-Japanese dramas will implant two things that are most popular with the public: one is violence and the other is pornography. The producers are making films under the banner of anti-Japanese, and they are actually doing vulgar business. The audience watching films under the banner of anti-Japanese meets entertainment needs, stimulus needs, and even science fiction needs.
Even Uncle Iwata felt something was wrong.
He commented on "Decisive Battle at the Swallow Gate", "Although this actor is rape, his expression is too exaggerated! This look is especially like the work of Chinese artist Yue Minjun."
He commented on "Ultimate Showdown": "I put an iron ball in my mouth and shoot it out with high pressure in my abdomen, turning it into a huge bomb. This is completely ignoring human physiology."
The drama went viral, the audience vented their emotions, the film and television company made money, and the TV station guaranteed the ratings. This is a win-win situation for all three parties.
What's more, there are many anti-Japanese dramas that are "propositional essays" from the propaganda department to match the cultural activities of major commemorative festivals. For such projects, the government generally has funding, ranging from 5 million to 10 million. The company that got this kind of project naturally made a steady profit without losing money.
When the anti-Japanese drama became popular, the anti-Japanese base area-Hengdian Film and Television City became rich. In 2017, the GDP of Dongyang City, where Hengdian is located, was 55.39 billion yuan, of which the income from the film and television industry was 22.81 billion yuan, plus the resulting tourism income of 19.27 billion yuan, basically accounting for two-thirds.
Making money is very busy. In 2012, there were 48 crews in Hengdian "anti-Japanese", using more than 300,000 extras, and one person would die up to 8 times a day. Counting it down, Hengdian "eliminates ghosts" close to 1 billion people a year, equivalent to the population of 7 Japan.
Because there are too many scenes to be filmed, there is a shortage of actors, and a person has to frequently change roles every day. One day, an actor was watching an anti-Japanese war drama he was performing. In the camera, he was wearing a military uniform of the Eight Routes and killed him in a Japanese military uniform on the other side.
The anti-Japanese drama also increased the employment rate in Japan.
In 2000, a Japanese named Tsukagoshi Hirotsu visited China after being introduced by relatives. He likes acting, he went to Beijing Film and Chinese Opera for advanced studies, and wanted to be an actor, but he never had a chance. He has nothing to do every day, wondering which one is easier to fill up with ramen noodles or box lunch.
Unable to sustain it, he had to return to Japan in 2005. But not long after, he received a call from a Chinese director, telling him: Come back, the 60th anniversary of the victory in the War of Resistance against Japan is here, and there are many scenes to be filmed.
So Tsukagoshi Hirotsu returned. Many people may not remember his name, but he must be familiar with his face. His military ranks in TV dramas continue to improve, from the soldier Shibuya in "Bullfighting" to the lieutenant Ogura in "The Radio Waves That Never Die", and finally the general Ishihara Wanji in "Marshal".
In addition, Japanese actors have a very low work threshold. They don't need much solid acting skills, as long as they show one characteristic-fierce.
Once, Hiroshima Tsukagoshi was filming a scene of marching in the snow. After the director asked him to see a woman at the entrance of the village, he quickly jumped off the horse and ran over to rape her.
Tsukagoshi Hirotsu believed that no one would want to do such a thing in such a cold day. The director told him: "You don't understand, the Japanese were like that at that time."
In order to be like a Japanese devils, Bolong had to bite the bullet and play. As soon as I took off my pants, my butt was frozen.
Another Japanese actor Kenichi Miura also encountered a similar situation. In 2005, he was invited to star in the gendarmerie captain who executed Zhao Yiman in "My Mother Zhao Yiman". He cherished this opportunity very much. He prepared at home for two weeks in advance, trying to interpret the inner struggle of the gendarmerie captain before the execution. His facial expressions kept changing along with the execution.
When it came time to shoot, the director looked very angry and told him: "Don't have so many plays, just go up and pull down the switch. You don't act like a Japanese like this."
Miura-sensei's dream of being a dramatist was shattered.
In the book, Iwata specifically interviewed Teacher Miura and asked him how he felt about making anti-Japanese dramas. Miura replied:
What shocked me the most about the book "Reading Book of Chinese Anti-Japanese Drama" is the serious attitude of the author Iwata Yuba.
He was watching a 720P video, an episode of almost 500MB, so that the capacity of the computer was not enough, so he had to read it and delete it. The download time of a work is about 4-5 hours. In order to find information and screenshots, he has to watch these dramas repeatedly, spending a huge amount of time and energy.
In the introduction of each play, he drew a detailed diagram of the relationship between the characters to make the plot clear. Then it's vomiting.
For example, in "Anti-Japanese Strange Man", Japan's secret weapon, gas bombs, is made "like a summer manual homework for elementary school students."
For example, the Japanese karate expert has a leucorrhea on his waist, and the leucorrhea indicates that he has just started learning.
For example, the Japanese written on the files in the play is also very bad, and even Japanese people like Iwata Uber cannot understand the meaning.
After dealing with policies for a long time, the directors have mastered several taboos in filming anti-Japanese war dramas-the human nature of the Japanese army, the national nature of China, and the specific fighting situation. As long as there is such content, it will be regarded as a dark tone, if it is good, it will be deleted, and if it is bad, it will be banned. The rest is not important.
The assistant to the president of the Hengdian Group said that every time he casts a TV series, he will consult the leaders of the relevant industry departments for policy advice. Based on years of experience, he came to a conclusion: filming anti-Japanese drama is the safest.
But this kind of "security" has a prerequisite: the Japanese cannot be made safe. In other words, "As long as you kill the Japanese, you can kill whatever you want. Both men and women can kill." The reason is: "He killed so many of us, so cruel and inhuman, so we must kill him back."
This is the case with the TV series "Another Town", Iwata said:
Iwata also discovered that in addition to vilifying the Japanese, the anti-Japanese drama also vilified his own people. For example, in "The Awakened", the two policemen are ugly.
To be honest, after reading this book by Iwata Yuba, I have a little more admiration for the Japanese and a little more shame.
The anti-Japanese drama has been put in a lot of energy to study it so meticulously, to verify its absurdity. But this person is still Japanese.
Although he sensibly said: "...any country will have this kind of weird TV series in order to meet the requirements of the producer....it was originally interesting, but it became very boring. This kind of TV series does not exist in Japan. of."
Although China and Japan do not share the same sky in the anti-Japanese drama, the exchanges between the two countries are still very frequent. Because of watching dramas, Iwata's Chinese is getting better and better. Every year he would come to China to travel poorly, wanting to take advantage of the anti-Japanese drama to understand the charm of China.
In this book, he also specially produced a chapter "Chinese Lectures in Anti-Japanese Dramas":
Life is like a figure of eight, going round and round, and eventually return to the original point. China’s anti-Japanese drama is like a person’s physiological period, with a major commemorative festival as the node, it will rise every once in a while, and the cycle repeats. The rest are ordinary days.
In 2012, when the movement to protect the Diaoyu Islands was booming, a director Heng Piao wanted to shoot a micro film called "Hands Up on the Diaoyu Islands".
Because of the limited funds, I decided to ignore the meal at first, but when the actor I was looking for heard that there was no meal, they refused. In the end, there is no way, only people are willing to come.
So far, the director can't figure out: "This is a patriotic act, how can I care about eating or not getting enough?"