Once there was only novels. Then came the television. Then the internet. Yadayadayda.
In the modern world in which we consume media, it is not uncommon for series of television programs, movies or books to be spread across multiple media platform. This leads us to the term of “Transmedia Narratives“.
There is no longer only one way to enter a story world. There are multiple pathways, of which are referred to as interfaces, allowing audiences to experience the same story differently from each other. This allows for different perspectives and opinions in regards to the text being analysed.
Death Note is an example of this! Interact with this Prezi for a more in-depth explanation.
First off, loved the meme! Your explanation of transmedia was really clear and easy to comprehend and went with the meme nicely. Secondly, Death Note, GREAT choice! I love it! and I loved how you used it as your explanation, very unique and a great choice to help explain transmedia. The information you gave about the different forms was a good idea to put in and presenting it as Prezi was a good choice for this topic! Great job with this post!
Here are some more links to information about transmedia and comics: http://henryjenkins.org/2013/02/what-transmedia-producers-need-to-know-about-comics-an-interview-with-tyler-weaver-part-two.html
I remember being really into Death Note but I honestly don’t remember it ever having so many outlets – I only knew of the manga, anime, and last year I watched about 10 minutes of the (terrible) live action film. It almost reminds me of the Fullmetal Alchemist transmedia franchise – manga, anime, light novel, video games, live action film and audio dramas, not to mention all the merchandise and I’ve even seen fanfiction. I feel like manga is the gateway to transmedia ventures, the most popular anime stem from them and then branch out into countless other platforms.
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I really enjoyed this post, I had never heard of “Death Note” before and thoroughly enjoyed your clear and concise explanation. Furthermore, I always enjoy your posts because they are clear and the information is easy to process! The meme was great-funny, yet shines light on some truths around social media.
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Ahh anime strikes back…
Your post, once again, is fantastic. I love your humorous writing style, and you’ve very clearly explained transmedia storytelling. I’m intrigued that you chose Death Note over something like Pokemon, which has more interfaces than I can count – novels, TV series, manga, toys, cards, games etc etc. Keep up the awesome work!