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Posted 7/18/08

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Avatar is not considered an anime because of its American origin; one review has commented that "Avatar blurs the line between anime and (US) domestic cartoons until it becomes irrelevant."Avatar has many features of anime, such as having a different color palette from other animated shows.

Avatar creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino confirmed a particular anime influence in a magazine interview:

The best anime balances great action sequences with humor and emotion, something we try to do on Avatar. We love all the films of Hayao Miyazaki, especially Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. Both movies deal with spirituality and the environment in an entertaining way. Also, there's a lot of great animation."

According to an interview with the artists of Avatar, Appa's design was based on the Catbus in My Neighbor Totoro, due to the peculiar task of creating a mammal with six legs.

Avatar draws inspiration from the anime works of Shinichiro Watanabe's Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, as well as FLCL (Fooly Cooly) of Gainax. Other various studios from which inspiration was drawn include Studio 4°C, Production I.G, and Studio Ghibli. Bryan has commented that some of his most cherished Watanabe fight scenes were the fight between Bebop's Spike Spiegel and a drug smuggler in "Asteroid Blues," as well as the duel between Mugen and a blind female Jojutsu-user in the Champloo episode "Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 2)." Avatar director Giancarlo Volpe also claims the staff "were all ordered to buy FLCL and watch every single episode of it."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_the_last_airbender#Anime


well from a PUBLISHED dictionary, avatar is an anime, also any1 can write bs on wikipedia
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I think its a great series. I wish it was longer, but I don't see it happening...too bad :(...although there's a high possibility that another season would ruin the story. I personally would like to see more of this series, and if they have great writers, I'm sure that they wouldn't ruin it.
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RamenFaerie wrote:


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I fully understand that Avatar cannot be considered anime since it was made in the US. However I enjoy it immensely as a Television program.

I love the series. It's got a great plot and it has introduced the American Public to anime like concepts in a way that's easy to swallow for people who would never normally watch that sort of thing.
The last season wasn't necessarily too sort but the series was broken is strange sections and spaced too far apart.
I would love to see more Avatar but I think that the story will be over after Sozin's Comet so I'm not sure what it would cover. I'd hate to see a really horrid spin off more than never seeing Avatar again.



what how can you say that, >.> avatar IS anime >.>


Well my understanding was that anime was technically speaking a stylized Japanese Cartoon. Although Avatar is ANIMATED that doesn't quite make it ANIME. Not that I'm burning the series or anything. My Mom and I both basically glued to the TV whenever it's on.


http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anime


Okay... I refuse to continue posting in this never ending cycle of bickering so here's the merriam webster dictionary definition. I'll let you guys decide wether an english dictionary is the end all authority on a japanese subject. Tata.


Main Entry:
an·i·me Listen to the pronunciation of anime Listen to the pronunciation of anime
Pronunciation:
\ˈa-nə-ˌmā, ˈä-nē-\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Japanese, animation, short for animēshiyon, from English
Date:
1988

: a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes
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The show is not going to end after the movie. This is book 3. There are 4 books in all. Trust me, the Avatar is not over yet!!!
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Posted 7/18/08

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OTAKUADDICT wrote:

Avatar is not considered an anime because of its American origin; one review has commented that "Avatar blurs the line between anime and (US) domestic cartoons until it becomes irrelevant."Avatar has many features of anime, such as having a different color palette from other animated shows.

Avatar creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino confirmed a particular anime influence in a magazine interview:

The best anime balances great action sequences with humor and emotion, something we try to do on Avatar. We love all the films of Hayao Miyazaki, especially Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. Both movies deal with spirituality and the environment in an entertaining way. Also, there's a lot of great animation."

According to an interview with the artists of Avatar, Appa's design was based on the Catbus in My Neighbor Totoro, due to the peculiar task of creating a mammal with six legs.

Avatar draws inspiration from the anime works of Shinichiro Watanabe's Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, as well as FLCL (Fooly Cooly) of Gainax. Other various studios from which inspiration was drawn include Studio 4°C, Production I.G, and Studio Ghibli. Bryan has commented that some of his most cherished Watanabe fight scenes were the fight between Bebop's Spike Spiegel and a drug smuggler in "Asteroid Blues," as well as the duel between Mugen and a blind female Jojutsu-user in the Champloo episode "Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 2)." Avatar director Giancarlo Volpe also claims the staff "were all ordered to buy FLCL and watch every single episode of it."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_the_last_airbender#Anime


well from a PUBLISHED dictionary, avatar is an anime, also any1 can write bs on wikipedia
Anime IS an animation MADE JAPAN NOT in america
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Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


OTAKUADDICT wrote:

Avatar is not considered an anime because of its American origin; one review has commented that "Avatar blurs the line between anime and (US) domestic cartoons until it becomes irrelevant."Avatar has many features of anime, such as having a different color palette from other animated shows.

Avatar creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino confirmed a particular anime influence in a magazine interview:

The best anime balances great action sequences with humor and emotion, something we try to do on Avatar. We love all the films of Hayao Miyazaki, especially Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. Both movies deal with spirituality and the environment in an entertaining way. Also, there's a lot of great animation."

According to an interview with the artists of Avatar, Appa's design was based on the Catbus in My Neighbor Totoro, due to the peculiar task of creating a mammal with six legs.

Avatar draws inspiration from the anime works of Shinichiro Watanabe's Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, as well as FLCL (Fooly Cooly) of Gainax. Other various studios from which inspiration was drawn include Studio 4°C, Production I.G, and Studio Ghibli. Bryan has commented that some of his most cherished Watanabe fight scenes were the fight between Bebop's Spike Spiegel and a drug smuggler in "Asteroid Blues," as well as the duel between Mugen and a blind female Jojutsu-user in the Champloo episode "Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 2)." Avatar director Giancarlo Volpe also claims the staff "were all ordered to buy FLCL and watch every single episode of it."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_the_last_airbender#Anime


well from a PUBLISHED dictionary, avatar is an anime, also any1 can write bs on wikipedia
Anime IS an animation MADE JAPAN NOT in america


did you read the definition of anime you retard. it does not have to be made in japan. you noob
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P.S. does is matter whether the show is an anime or not? That really wasn't the question.
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Posted 7/18/08

AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


OTAKUADDICT wrote:

Avatar is not considered an anime because of its American origin; one review has commented that "Avatar blurs the line between anime and (US) domestic cartoons until it becomes irrelevant."Avatar has many features of anime, such as having a different color palette from other animated shows.

Avatar creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino confirmed a particular anime influence in a magazine interview:

The best anime balances great action sequences with humor and emotion, something we try to do on Avatar. We love all the films of Hayao Miyazaki, especially Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. Both movies deal with spirituality and the environment in an entertaining way. Also, there's a lot of great animation."

According to an interview with the artists of Avatar, Appa's design was based on the Catbus in My Neighbor Totoro, due to the peculiar task of creating a mammal with six legs.

Avatar draws inspiration from the anime works of Shinichiro Watanabe's Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, as well as FLCL (Fooly Cooly) of Gainax. Other various studios from which inspiration was drawn include Studio 4°C, Production I.G, and Studio Ghibli. Bryan has commented that some of his most cherished Watanabe fight scenes were the fight between Bebop's Spike Spiegel and a drug smuggler in "Asteroid Blues," as well as the duel between Mugen and a blind female Jojutsu-user in the Champloo episode "Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 2)." Avatar director Giancarlo Volpe also claims the staff "were all ordered to buy FLCL and watch every single episode of it."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_the_last_airbender#Anime


well from a PUBLISHED dictionary, avatar is an anime, also any1 can write bs on wikipedia
Anime IS an animation MADE JAPAN NOT in america


did you read the definition of anime you retard. it does not have to be made in japan. you noob


originating in Japan meaning made in japan America has nothing to do with anime and also if u call avatar anime then what the hell why not call bugs bunny anime
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The Avatar series is in its last season. All of the final episodes are being played this week on Nickelodeon. On Saturday an Avatar movie will end the show.

For all the Avatar fans, what do you think of the series?

What do you think of the final season? I think it is too short.

Would you like to see more of the Avatar?


i think its incomplete without a book "Air" u know all four elements
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The show is not going to end after the movie. This is book 3. There are 4 books in all. Trust me, the Avatar is not over yet!!!


I believe so too. A book "Air" is in order.
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Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


OTAKUADDICT wrote:

Avatar is not considered an anime because of its American origin; one review has commented that "Avatar blurs the line between anime and (US) domestic cartoons until it becomes irrelevant."Avatar has many features of anime, such as having a different color palette from other animated shows.

Avatar creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino confirmed a particular anime influence in a magazine interview:

The best anime balances great action sequences with humor and emotion, something we try to do on Avatar. We love all the films of Hayao Miyazaki, especially Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. Both movies deal with spirituality and the environment in an entertaining way. Also, there's a lot of great animation."

According to an interview with the artists of Avatar, Appa's design was based on the Catbus in My Neighbor Totoro, due to the peculiar task of creating a mammal with six legs.

Avatar draws inspiration from the anime works of Shinichiro Watanabe's Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, as well as FLCL (Fooly Cooly) of Gainax. Other various studios from which inspiration was drawn include Studio 4°C, Production I.G, and Studio Ghibli. Bryan has commented that some of his most cherished Watanabe fight scenes were the fight between Bebop's Spike Spiegel and a drug smuggler in "Asteroid Blues," as well as the duel between Mugen and a blind female Jojutsu-user in the Champloo episode "Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 2)." Avatar director Giancarlo Volpe also claims the staff "were all ordered to buy FLCL and watch every single episode of it."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_the_last_airbender#Anime


well from a PUBLISHED dictionary, avatar is an anime, also any1 can write bs on wikipedia
Anime IS an animation MADE JAPAN NOT in america


did you read the definition of anime you retard. it does not have to be made in japan. you noob


originating in Japan meaning made in japan America has nothing to do with anime and also if u call avatar anime then what the hell why not call bugs bunny anime


a style of animation, bugs bunny is purely american, avatar had help making the concept anime
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OK how about this... Avatar is a HONORARY ANIME see that way both sides don't have to fight about whether its an anime or not
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AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


OTAKUADDICT wrote:

Avatar is not considered an anime because of its American origin; one review has commented that "Avatar blurs the line between anime and (US) domestic cartoons until it becomes irrelevant."Avatar has many features of anime, such as having a different color palette from other animated shows.

Avatar creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino confirmed a particular anime influence in a magazine interview:

The best anime balances great action sequences with humor and emotion, something we try to do on Avatar. We love all the films of Hayao Miyazaki, especially Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. Both movies deal with spirituality and the environment in an entertaining way. Also, there's a lot of great animation."

According to an interview with the artists of Avatar, Appa's design was based on the Catbus in My Neighbor Totoro, due to the peculiar task of creating a mammal with six legs.

Avatar draws inspiration from the anime works of Shinichiro Watanabe's Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, as well as FLCL (Fooly Cooly) of Gainax. Other various studios from which inspiration was drawn include Studio 4°C, Production I.G, and Studio Ghibli. Bryan has commented that some of his most cherished Watanabe fight scenes were the fight between Bebop's Spike Spiegel and a drug smuggler in "Asteroid Blues," as well as the duel between Mugen and a blind female Jojutsu-user in the Champloo episode "Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 2)." Avatar director Giancarlo Volpe also claims the staff "were all ordered to buy FLCL and watch every single episode of it."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_the_last_airbender#Anime


well from a PUBLISHED dictionary, avatar is an anime, also any1 can write bs on wikipedia
Anime IS an animation MADE JAPAN NOT in america


did you read the definition of anime you retard. it does not have to be made in japan. you noob


originating in Japan meaning made in japan America has nothing to do with anime and also if u call avatar anime then what the hell why not call bugs bunny anime


a style of animation, bugs bunny is purely american, avatar had help making the concept anime
Avatar was INFLUENCED BY ANIME so it does not make it anime
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TriPad wrote:


brookline wrote:

The Avatar series is in its last season. All of the final episodes are being played this week on Nickelodeon. On Saturday an Avatar movie will end the show.

For all the Avatar fans, what do you think of the series?

What do you think of the final season? I think it is too short.

Would you like to see more of the Avatar?


Avatar is not to be considered as an anime. An animation can be called anime if it is made in Japan.
Therefore, wrong section.

Not an Avatar fan but I can't just leave this thread here.


anime that is made in japan is not the only kind of anime, avatar would be considered anime because it has the one thing that makes it an anime:MOVEMENT
though i would like to know what you would classify anime as


Do not try to define anime by saying it is from the word "animation" since I know that fact already. Animation from japan are what we can consider anime since the word "anime" is used to label the animations from japan.

Read this:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anime
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OK how about this... Avatar is a HONORARY ANIME see that way both sides don't have to fight about whether its an anime or not


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