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Some people say if a non-Japanese are involved in the creation of an Anime, then it is NOT Anime. What do you think?
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I think that's stupid. Anime is just the short way of saying animation that Japanese find easier to say. It was inspired by foreign cartoons. Even if anime was something completely different to western animation, all studios have a different style which comes through the anime, and cultural differences could just be another way to make an anime interesting
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Posted 9/4/17 , edited 9/4/17
Involvement how? I would think that attempting to produce purely with just a workforce of Japanese nationals that it would be harder, but also not the norm. Last time I check, many anime studio and productions collaborated outside the borders of Japan, such as with companies in South Korea, for example. In any case, does the nationality of just a few people out of thousands suddenly make it "not" anime, because they are not Japanese?

Interesting debate, but I do not care all that much. It is confusing and restricting, quite honestly.
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Stan Lee made an anime with Bones years ago... No one really complained then.
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Posted 9/4/17 , edited 9/4/17
Depends entirely on how you define "anime", which is a contentious issue. There's an argument that the likes of Avatar the Last Airbender, Samurai Jack, and RWBY being anime due to the art style influences. And even if you lean more defining anime as animation produced in Japan, that definition gets increasingly muddied with collaborative efforts like The Reflection or the multiple series Netflix is getting involved with.
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Posted 9/4/17 , edited 9/4/17
Japan commonly outsources to Korea, vice-versa, and Japan has paired with America before (Ergo Proxy, Wolverine, etc.)... So, yeah, I think that "gaijin" apparently do. At this point, I suppose that what's being considered "anime" has more to do with who's advertising what, and who's logo is on the label.


EDIT; Plus, Japanese animators are now advertising openings for "gaijin," never mind foreigners already having been working for them for years.
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What do peeps think about this project, Primus 7? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4YKjQ-o6NA
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I wish I could make a funny comment about this but it would probably be considered trolling and I'd get banned.
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Is /a-centaurs-life anime?
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anime is a regional term, it isn't centered to one location. Japanimation is however, aka animation from Japan. anime, cartoons, animation it's all the same, it's based entirely on location. and thus, if someone in another country creates something, it's still a product of Japan if it hails from said location regardless of what race/other created/developed it.
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niotabunny wrote:

anime is a regional term, it isn't centered to one location. Japanimation is however, aka animation from Japan. anime, cartoons, animation it's all the same, it's based entirely on location. and thus, if someone in another country creates something, it's still a product of Japan if it hails from said location regardless of what race/other created/developed it.


Nope, anime is a Japanese word and not a regional term. If other countries are using it then it is a loan word. China has Donghua and South Korea has Aeni.

"Japanimation" is primarily an American term to describe animation from Japan and I used to see plenty of arguments 10 to 15 years ago about it being a slightly offensive term with the reference to the people there as "Jap"s. I don't see as many arguments about it these days though.

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For reference, here is a blog post from 2000 which discusses the term Japanimation. http://www.animenation.net/ask-john-whats-your-take-on-the-word-japanimation/
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Ive already made my own anime, check it out
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(looks at RWBY)

No.
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Idunno, can some early anime take artistic inspiration from early American animation like Disney?

It can, and has.
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Posted 9/4/17 , edited 9/5/17
Anime just means animation or cartoons.
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