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Who cares where it was made as long as it has some story and a good plot I like
This show to me it was amazing that America made it lol since it was good
And no it was not to short Think it was just right
and I would but then the story would just be dragged out like naruto
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AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


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


American's teamed up with japanese artists to create avatar, >.> there is Japaneses technique, in avatar, it is an anime.


just because japanese people helped does not make it an Anime if it was Created in America and I quote "AMERICA" it is not considered anime read the definition right, originating in Japan


it does nto have to be made in japan, just by japanese >.>


and also how do u know that those japanese people weren't born here in America if it has just a japanese guy its influenced by japan, it has to come from Japan, with the writings and kanji in Japanese and, must have voice actors from japan to make it Anime unless it's a full cast of the show and decided to make a show in english which will probably never happend



In the Japanese sense--anything animated is anime--Avatar: the Last Airbender would be considered anime, as with any other cartoon.


hence i am japanese


that does not prove shit, I'm hispanic and that doesn't mean I like to eat beans
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from wikipedia:


Terminology

In Japanese, the English term animation is written in katakana as アニメーション (animēshon, pronounced [ɑnimeːɕoɴ]). The shortened term, anime (アニメ), emerged in the 1970s.[11] Both the original and abbreviated forms are valid and interchangeable in Japanese, but the shorter form is more commonly used.

The pronunciation of anime in Japanese, [ɑnime], differs significantly from the Standard English IPA: /ˈænɪmeɪ/ which have different vowels and stress. (In Japanese each mora carries equal stress.) As with a few other Japanese words such as saké, Pokémon, and Kobo Abé, anime is sometimes spelled animé in English (as in French), with an acute accent over the final e, to cue the reader that the letter is pronounced, not silent as would be expected in English. However, this accent does not appear in any commonly used system of romanized Japanese and is not in frequent enough use to be recognised by the Oxford English Dictionary.

Word usage

In Japan, the term does not specify an animation's nation of origin or style; instead, it is used as a blanket term to refer to all forms of animation from around the world.[12][13] In English, dictionary sources define anime as "a Japanese style of motion-picture animation" or "a style of animation developed in Japan".[14] Non-Japanese works that borrow stylization from anime is commonly referred to as "anime-influenced animation" but it is not unusual for a viewer who doesn't know the country of origin of such material to refer to it as simply "anime". Some works are co-productions with non-Japanese companies, such as the Cartoon Network and Production I.G series IGPX or Ōban Star-Racers, which may or may not be considered anime by different viewers.

In English, anime can be used as a common noun ("Do you watch anime?") or as a suppletive adjective ("The anime Guyver is different from the movie Guyver"). It may also be used as a mass noun, as in "How much anime have you collected?" and therefore is not pluralized as animes.

Synonyms

Anime is occasionally referred to as Japanimation, but this term has fallen into disuse.[15] Japanimation saw the most usage during the 1970s and 1980s, but was supplanted by anime in the mid-1990s as the material became more widely known in English-speaking countries.[16] In general, the term now only appears in nostalgic contexts.[16] Although the term was coined outside Japan to refer to animation imported from Japan, it is now used primarily in Japan, to refer to domestic animation; since anime does not identify the country of origin in Japanese usage, Japanimation is used to distinguish Japanese work from that of the rest of the world.[16]

In Japan, manga can additionally refer to both animation and comics (although the use of manga to refer to animation is mostly restricted to non-fans).[citation needed] Among English speakers, manga usually has the stricter meaning of "Japanese comics".[citation needed] An alternate explanation is that it is due to the prominence of Manga Entertainment, a distributor of anime to the US and UK markets. Because Manga Entertainment originated in the UK the use of the term is common outside of Japan.[citation needed] The term "animanga" has been used to collectively refer to anime and manga, though it is also a term used to describe comics produced from animation cels.


i think wikipedia summarizes this whole argument. in japan, anime just means any animation but in english, there's a connotation that we somehow attached to the word anime.


wiki is not a reliable source since anyone can change it my friend


i only used wikipedia to help explain my thoughts since they summarized what's been said before (and it can be reliable sometimes; just not a suitable source for scholastic stuff like when you're writing papers). i meant that english people would only consider something anime if it came from japan. while the japanese would consider any form of animation to be anime. to the japanese, even disney would be considered anime. i've had this discussion with my friends and other people online before, and it gets tiring after awhile.

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Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


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


American's teamed up with japanese artists to create avatar, >.> there is Japaneses technique, in avatar, it is an anime.


just because japanese people helped does not make it an Anime if it was Created in America and I quote "AMERICA" it is not considered anime read the definition right, originating in Japan


it does nto have to be made in japan, just by japanese >.>


and also how do u know that those japanese people weren't born here in America if it has just a japanese guy its influenced by japan, it has to come from Japan, with the writings and kanji in Japanese and, must have voice actors from japan to make it Anime unless it's a full cast of the show and decided to make a show in english which will probably never happend



In the Japanese sense--anything animated is anime--Avatar: the Last Airbender would be considered anime, as with any other cartoon.


hence i am japanese


that does not prove shit, I'm hispanic and that doesn't mean I like to eat beans


that does not matter, from my stand point being japanese, my definition on anime is correct, along side with the m-w. I dont care if you are hispanic, or not you've eat'en beans, before *anology*
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silvermoon8573 wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


silvermoon8573 wrote:

from wikipedia:


Terminology

In Japanese, the English term animation is written in katakana as アニメーション (animēshon, pronounced [ɑnimeːɕoɴ]). The shortened term, anime (アニメ), emerged in the 1970s.[11] Both the original and abbreviated forms are valid and interchangeable in Japanese, but the shorter form is more commonly used.

The pronunciation of anime in Japanese, [ɑnime], differs significantly from the Standard English IPA: /ˈænɪmeɪ/ which have different vowels and stress. (In Japanese each mora carries equal stress.) As with a few other Japanese words such as saké, Pokémon, and Kobo Abé, anime is sometimes spelled animé in English (as in French), with an acute accent over the final e, to cue the reader that the letter is pronounced, not silent as would be expected in English. However, this accent does not appear in any commonly used system of romanized Japanese and is not in frequent enough use to be recognised by the Oxford English Dictionary.

Word usage

In Japan, the term does not specify an animation's nation of origin or style; instead, it is used as a blanket term to refer to all forms of animation from around the world.[12][13] In English, dictionary sources define anime as "a Japanese style of motion-picture animation" or "a style of animation developed in Japan".[14] Non-Japanese works that borrow stylization from anime is commonly referred to as "anime-influenced animation" but it is not unusual for a viewer who doesn't know the country of origin of such material to refer to it as simply "anime". Some works are co-productions with non-Japanese companies, such as the Cartoon Network and Production I.G series IGPX or Ōban Star-Racers, which may or may not be considered anime by different viewers.

In English, anime can be used as a common noun ("Do you watch anime?") or as a suppletive adjective ("The anime Guyver is different from the movie Guyver"). It may also be used as a mass noun, as in "How much anime have you collected?" and therefore is not pluralized as animes.

Synonyms

Anime is occasionally referred to as Japanimation, but this term has fallen into disuse.[15] Japanimation saw the most usage during the 1970s and 1980s, but was supplanted by anime in the mid-1990s as the material became more widely known in English-speaking countries.[16] In general, the term now only appears in nostalgic contexts.[16] Although the term was coined outside Japan to refer to animation imported from Japan, it is now used primarily in Japan, to refer to domestic animation; since anime does not identify the country of origin in Japanese usage, Japanimation is used to distinguish Japanese work from that of the rest of the world.[16]

In Japan, manga can additionally refer to both animation and comics (although the use of manga to refer to animation is mostly restricted to non-fans).[citation needed] Among English speakers, manga usually has the stricter meaning of "Japanese comics".[citation needed] An alternate explanation is that it is due to the prominence of Manga Entertainment, a distributor of anime to the US and UK markets. Because Manga Entertainment originated in the UK the use of the term is common outside of Japan.[citation needed] The term "animanga" has been used to collectively refer to anime and manga, though it is also a term used to describe comics produced from animation cels.


i think wikipedia summarizes this whole argument. in japan, anime just means any animation but in english, there's a connotation that we somehow attached to the word anime.


wiki is not a reliable source since anyone can change it my friend


i only used wikipedia to help explain my thoughts since they summarized what's been said before (and it can be reliable sometimes; just not a suitable source for scholastic stuff like when you're writing papers). i meant that english people would only consider something anime if it came from japan. while the japanese would consider any form of animation to be anime. to the japanese, even disney would be considered anime. i've had this discussion with my friends and other people online before, and it gets tiring after awhile.



when writing papers wiki IS HELL for papers, and plus America owns people I hate to say it how its corrupt like that damn Bush,motherfucker, anyways still what america says goes and I feel sad, cause man there would be so many cases where lawyers would be needed to defend even what's anime or not
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AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


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


American's teamed up with japanese artists to create avatar, >.> there is Japaneses technique, in avatar, it is an anime.


just because japanese people helped does not make it an Anime if it was Created in America and I quote "AMERICA" it is not considered anime read the definition right, originating in Japan


it does nto have to be made in japan, just by japanese >.>


and also how do u know that those japanese people weren't born here in America if it has just a japanese guy its influenced by japan, it has to come from Japan, with the writings and kanji in Japanese and, must have voice actors from japan to make it Anime unless it's a full cast of the show and decided to make a show in english which will probably never happend



In the Japanese sense--anything animated is anime--Avatar: the Last Airbender would be considered anime, as with any other cartoon.


hence i am japanese


Ok ppl you guys need a serious chill pile ok just because it say originating form japan does not mean that it has to be made there...think of oragami if someone makes it in America or England or whatever does not mean that It is not oragami. And guys don't make such a big deal about it of
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AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


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


American's teamed up with japanese artists to create avatar, >.> there is Japaneses technique, in avatar, it is an anime.


just because japanese people helped does not make it an Anime if it was Created in America and I quote "AMERICA" it is not considered anime read the definition right, originating in Japan


it does nto have to be made in japan, just by japanese >.>


and also how do u know that those japanese people weren't born here in America if it has just a japanese guy its influenced by japan, it has to come from Japan, with the writings and kanji in Japanese and, must have voice actors from japan to make it Anime unless it's a full cast of the show and decided to make a show in english which will probably never happend



In the Japanese sense--anything animated is anime--Avatar: the Last Airbender would be considered anime, as with any other cartoon.


hence i am japanese


that does not prove shit, I'm hispanic and that doesn't mean I like to eat beans


that does not matter, from my stand point being japanese, my definition on anime is correct, along side with the m-w. I dont care if you are hispanic, or not you've eat'en beans, before *anology*


if your going to talk in english make it cleare really just call it cartoon, cause that just made it into something I don't want to continue and this is one of the reasons why English is one of the hardest languages to learn
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Allen_walker_2 wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


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


American's teamed up with japanese artists to create avatar, >.> there is Japaneses technique, in avatar, it is an anime.


just because japanese people helped does not make it an Anime if it was Created in America and I quote "AMERICA" it is not considered anime read the definition right, originating in Japan


it does nto have to be made in japan, just by japanese >.>


and also how do u know that those japanese people weren't born here in America if it has just a japanese guy its influenced by japan, it has to come from Japan, with the writings and kanji in Japanese and, must have voice actors from japan to make it Anime unless it's a full cast of the show and decided to make a show in english which will probably never happend



In the Japanese sense--anything animated is anime--Avatar: the Last Airbender would be considered anime, as with any other cartoon.


hence i am japanese


Ok ppl you guys need a serious chill pile ok just because it say originating form japan does not mean that it has to be made there...think of oragami if someone makes it in America or England or whatever does not mean that It is not oragami. And guys don't make such a big deal about it of


orogami is different dude
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well i'm going to bed no talkys to mes anysmores
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wtf is this shit lmao, english is the worlds fluent language if you want hard try chinese or japanese
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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


you have many things to learn my friend


OH? like what?


that you should know what's anime and what's not and what side to side on when it comes to anime, oh and by any chance do u play a byond game called GOA


I know what's anime and what's not I just merely said thats its a honorary anime because it is loved by anime fans,and its animation is similar to japanese art work,and no I have not played GOA why do you ask?
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AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


Werealchemist wrote:


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


American's teamed up with japanese artists to create avatar, >.> there is Japaneses technique, in avatar, it is an anime.


just because japanese people helped does not make it an Anime if it was Created in America and I quote "AMERICA" it is not considered anime read the definition right, originating in Japan


it does nto have to be made in japan, just by japanese >.>


and also how do u know that those japanese people weren't born here in America if it has just a japanese guy its influenced by japan, it has to come from Japan, with the writings and kanji in Japanese and, must have voice actors from japan to make it Anime unless it's a full cast of the show and decided to make a show in english which will probably never happend



In the Japanese sense--anything animated is anime--Avatar: the Last Airbender would be considered anime, as with any other cartoon.


hence i am japanese


that does not prove shit, I'm hispanic and that doesn't mean I like to eat beans


that does not matter, from my stand point being japanese, my definition on anime is correct, along side with the m-w. I dont care if you are hispanic, or not you've eat'en beans, before *anology*


if your going to talk in english make it cleare really just call it cartoon, cause that just made it into something I don't want to continue and this is one of the reasons why English is one of the hardest languages to learn


wtf is this shit lmao, english is the worlds fluent language if you want hard try chinese or japanese


well i'm not talking about writing yes chinese and japanese would be hard*points at the post he made before this one*
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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
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


American's teamed up with japanese artists to create avatar, >.> there is Japaneses technique, in avatar, it is an anime.


just because japanese people helped does not make it an Anime if it was Created in America and I quote "AMERICA" it is not considered anime read the definition right, originating in Japan


it does nto have to be made in japan, just by japanese >.>


and also how do u know that those japanese people weren't born here in America if it has just a japanese guy its influenced by japan, it has to come from Japan, with the writings and kanji in Japanese and, must have voice actors from japan to make it Anime unless it's a full cast of the show and decided to make a show in english which will probably never happend



In the Japanese sense--anything animated is anime--Avatar: the Last Airbender would be considered anime, as with any other cartoon.


hence i am japanese


that does not prove shit, I'm hispanic and that doesn't mean I like to eat beans


that does not matter, from my stand point being japanese, my definition on anime is correct, along side with the m-w. I dont care if you are hispanic, or not you've eat'en beans, before *anology*


if your going to talk in english make it cleare really just call it cartoon, cause that just made it into something I don't want to continue and this is one of the reasons why English is one of the hardest languages to learn


wtf is this shit lmao, english is the worlds fluent language if you want hard try chinese or japanese


English is not hard to learn it's just that they make to many f**ken rules for the writting of it
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if your going to talk in english make it cleare really just call it cartoon, cause that just made it into something I don't want to continue and this is one of the reasons why English is one of the hardest languages to learn


i agree. english is one of the hardest languages to learn because we put so much hidden meanings/culture into a word. the english language continually changes.

anyways, let's get back on to the avatar topic though i think someone pointed out that this is a duplicate thread.

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Well there are a few unofficial rules of anime which is:
1. The original language must be in Japanese.
2. There must be a unofficial subtitled version before the dubbed version.
3. The American version must have terrible translations and tons of censors, also the dubbers must sound like kids who haven't gone through puberty yet.

since avatar doesn't meet any of these rules it is not an anime.

BTW, I was also mocking English dubbed animes.
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