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Such a Big World, and yet.
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Posted 4/25/08
http://world-map.nl/

Here is a map of the World and a Link so that you can download one for yourself.

Now that said I was wondering why it seems that This forum and many other asian themed or asian anime themed forums are always filled with, threads that are America versus Asia basically.

Thats why I posted the Maps it would seem even though this site had people from all over the world. Only America gets compared to Asia.

I figured maybe people don't know that There are other countries and Continents besides America and Asia.

So theres a map. I challenge you to find out or even watch a movie, cartoon, read a comic book, or a non graphic novel made from another country besides America and Asia. Then post it here and tell me about it.

For the Americans I also challenge you to actually find out more about your own country. Instead of just saying oh i would never watch American cartoons or read American comics, And I hate American Movies and then in the same sentence say that you think Japanese Cartoons/Graphic Novels/ Movies are better, how would you know if you don't watch American cartoons/Movies? or If you Don't read American Graphic Novels? ('.'). Dora the explorer and Sponge bob are only two of many American Cartoons, and the simple fact that Dora the explorer comes on Nick jr. would have me to ask the question of why did you think Nick jr. cartoons would be aimed at any one besides Children? Now Adult Swim is aimed at golly, adults. Lol See a simple misunderstanding you just look in the wrong places for American Cartoons.

Am I the only one who sees this obnoxious trend. I think laziness causes otaku syndrome, denying ones owns country because they refuse to look in other places besides tv block times that are meant for children.
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Hmmm, you leave me at a tight spot.

I can't seem to think of anything NOT out of America and Asia.

Hmmm, I think the movie Wolf Creek is Australian.
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Posted 4/25/08
i watched live action Asterix movies there from Europe. they were so good!
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Posted 4/25/08

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i watched live action Asterix movies there from Europe. they were so good!


I thought Asterix was French.
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Posted 4/25/08

war4eternity wrote:


Archangel768 wrote:

i watched live action Asterix movies there from Europe. they were so good!


I thought Asterix was French.


um isn't france in europe?
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Posted 4/25/08
i watch all sorts of movies from europe like pans labyrinth and a romeo and juliet film etc.. i like the ending from pans labyrinth you guys should watch it and oh i saw a movie from africa forgot the name
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Posted 4/25/08
i cant think of one


maybe harry potter (that is not american right?)
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Posted 4/25/08
I read arabian books, arabian novels, some of them.
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Posted 4/25/08
Good idea. Never really thought about it before. But yea I say that I like Asian movies and cartoons better than American ones because I have seen plenty of both but that definitely doesn't mean I consider everything from my country absurd and pointless. It's just, now, I don't even live in America to make any judgments. I'm actually not a t.v. person to begin with so all my entertainment, besides going out and hanging out with my friends and work, is CR which only has Asian stuff on it. I do love reading books and there are many amazing authors from all over the world. I guess for me, I just really have a love for Asia. Partly because I am part Asian and partly because it's home just like America is. I definitely don't deny my own country because I am proud to be who I am but I definitely know what you are coming from.
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Children of heaven. Academy award for best foreign language film. Israel

Juno. I know it's financed by american studios, but the core production is in canada.

There's this polish novel called The Witcher. I first knew about it from the videogame, and then I read a little about it.
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Posted 4/25/08

Archangel768 wrote:


war4eternity wrote:


Archangel768 wrote:

i watched live action Asterix movies there from Europe. they were so good!


I thought Asterix was French.


um isn't france in europe?


This is proof that I have been slacking off lately.
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movies: "la mala educacion"("bad education") - Spanish (with Gael Garcia Bernal)
"malena" -Italian (with monica bellucci)
"trainspotting" -British (with ewan mcgregor)
"4months 3 weeks and 2 days" -Romanian (It won the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.)
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same here i cant think of one..i guess asians are way better in making this things..btw im an asian hehe biased,,..
~sorry but its kinda true..
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Wow FINALLY a creative, intelligent , and above all, ORIGINAL thread...

Unfortunately, the only foreign (not USA or Japan) comic that I can think of is Tank Girl. It's probably my second favorite comic ever, and it's from Europe.

But now I'm curious, and I will accept the challenge to find some other ones!
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kxiii wrote:

Run Lola Run, a couple of years ago. Then Pan's Labyrinth. Then, Hotel Rwanda except Hotel Rwanda is probably written by Americans.


Oh yeah, Run Lola Run was awesome!!! I liked Pan's, too.
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