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Posted 7/19/08

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


right... this is off topic
Posted 7/19/08

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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


don't involve poor bugs bunny into this arguement... cartoons
like bugs bunny don't even come close to being mistaken
to be anime because they don't have the same characteristics that we're normally used to when watching japanese animation...at least avatar has an anime's characteristics..the only thing different for the most part is that it's not done in Japan.
All in all, it's a loveable series, anime or not


i'm trying to prove my point that avatar is not an anime with facts, and also I should not have involved BUgs I should have involved Daffy


not exactly what I meant, but thank you for changing it to Daffy ...we can afford to insult his imaginary existence
...and I do agree that Avatar is cartoon...it's how I've viewed it since the first time I watched the series
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ok if this cartoon was made in america will it b dubbed into japanese?
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Posted 7/19/08

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 >.>


i am a big avatar fan myself and as for my self, i wish that avatar is anime but its not...anime is animation that is made IN JAPAN (NIPPON) it doesnt matter that wut kind of people work on avatar its not made in japan which mean its not anime! if u say cartoon or animation that is made by a japanese or a japanese person help making it makes it an anime...than why not call most cartoon anime? cuz i bet no matter wut cartoon, there must be at least 1 azn help making it ^^
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air binder. lol.
i love this series and im sad its ending, but im glad theyre not gonna drag it on and on until i stop loving it.
im looking forward to the movie.
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AVATAR IS THE GREATEST!!! its funny and Full of action... and the characters are well portrayed and unique story... totally adore it!
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I put it up in a spoiler for the longness~


Anime = Usually refers to as japanese animation/cartoon and like someone mentioned, since japanese animation usually has a unique trait that defines "japanese animation" that special trait is what defines "anime." Those who believe anime = animation made in japan, then that assumption is an misconception, because we are so used to anime as being a 'japanese" animation that many had assumed anime = "japanese" animation only. You guys can say it that way and it is true to some extend. but...Anime not only needs to have its special qualities but is also from Japan. (for example: we are so used to asians as people who have black hair that other people who also live in "asia," yet not all have black hair, are referred to as "middle easterners," so there are actually qualities for one to be an asian asian. ( I guess the middle easterners are middle eastern asian)..so as a representation/reference "asian" = animation, "middle easterner" = anime,, hope you guys get my example)

If other nations has a unique trait in her cartoon/animation, then she can also give a name to her animation. (for example: let's just say german has a special characteristic that defines german animation, then german animation could be named "animan" or something else (i'm just making the name up) but hope you get what i mean. Thus, what avatar.. and other cartoons like code ryoko etc.. are defined as "U.S Animation" (a mixed style of animation that blends in other nation's style of animation perhaps). U.S. just needs to give her animation a "special" name like what the japanese has done.

And, no, even though it may be made by a japanese, that doesn't mean it's an anime. It has to have the qualities of an anime..like the eyes for example; in anime, there is a special way to draw the eyes. If a japanese that didn't draw the qualities of the anime then the animation is called "japanese animation/cartoon;" thus, "anime" is one of the sub-categories of japanese animation. And yes it is called a "cartoon" too. In asian countries, if you translate anime or if you point to an asian (not influence by english very much) and ask him/her what that is, he/she will say japanese cartoon.

Hope i explained it clearly. I usually suck at explaining clearly.

BTW, the ones who mention bugs bunny etc. they are actually called "luney tunes" yet we just generally called those animation, and disney animation is another form of U.S. animation. So, technically, U.S. already has sub-catagories for her different kinds of animations or origins already.
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I like avatar
But i don't like the pairings (sorry i'm a shipper fan)
It's sad that it's almost over, but not too sad because, again, i don't like the pairing.
However, i do enjoy the plot and their dialogues. sokka has hilarious lines and others have funny expressions.
Favorite characters: Zuko!!! Sokka!
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Well then, maybe crunchyroll should change the category "anime" to "animation." So there won't be these kind of arguments. For example, if i remember correctly, there is a acrynom for hongkong dramas, but they are still under the "drama" section.
Posted 7/19/08
Boring show.
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Posted 7/19/08
it's really not an anime but... i like it it's way better than what other amercian companies try to pass off as anime like Kappa Mikey
Posted 7/19/08
Please use the thread stated by WeeBoX

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