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Do you consider "Avatar - The Last Airbender" anime?
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Posted 3/23/13

Arvindo


I'd respond to this, but you made me freakin' HUNGRY!!!!!!

Koreans are just the labor force (I DO NOT mean that in a demeaning way), not the originators of the Avatar lore, so it's not technically their Intellectual Property. Best Buy is an American electronics company that outsources part of their customer service to India, but we are neither an Indian company, nor does Indian claim to be part of Best Buy. They just do so because it's cheaper to pay Indians to do the job than to hire local Americans who would be equally capable of doing the same job.

Now with that aside, when can I come over for dinner Spacebat...?



I'd have a very difficult time explaining that to my Better, lol. I got a recipe if you want it.
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Posted 3/23/13

EvilNinjedi wrote:

No,
American graphic novel = comic. Japanese graphic novel = manga.
American animated show = cartoon. Japanese animated show = anime.

+ the voices are in English

Still it IS watchable, just not anime in my book.


I agree with that logic but then again I don't.
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If the FIRST people to view it publicly (i.e., the intended primary viewing audience) call it an anime, then it's an anime. If they call it cartoons, then it's cartoons.

If it was seen on American TV first, it was probably considered a "cartoon" to the viewing audience, and so I wouldn't call it an anime. If it had been made to show on Japanese TV first, I would.
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No anime is Japanese cartoons IMO. Avatar is american. But it's still really good:p
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Posted 3/23/13 , edited 3/23/13
I consider any animated television program [ That actually follows a storyline ] an anime. Any animated program I see that just has short stories contained within a 15-30 minute period a cartoon.

The original meaning of Anime was simply an animated production, produced in Japan. But to say that's all that defines anime now, isn't really doing it justice. Anime has become something more than just an animated program, it's now a genre within itself. To say it's like every other animated program in Japan, is pretty much saying cartoons are anime, and there not.
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Posted 3/23/13
Anime is the Japanese art of animation. I liked it, but it was more like an animated series like a few others have said.
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Posted 3/23/13 , edited 3/23/13
This is just a matter of language/culture barrier..

& Japanese people will probably call Avatar anime (or any other Pixar, Disney, etc animated works), but we Western people will call it animation/animated movie.

Strictly speaking, I consider Avatar an "animated movie", which when translated to Japanese is anime, so I guess following that logic I do consider Avatar an anime.

Not a big fan of Avatar though.
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Posted 3/23/13

Avatar getting them posts like no other.
That's what you call an anime with an impact.

Sword Trash Offline, who?


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No, it was made in America, so I consider it a cartoon. It's not like I mind when people call it an anime, though.
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Posted 3/23/13

EvilNinjedi wrote:

No,
American graphic novel = comic. Japanese graphic novel = manga.
American animated show = cartoon. Japanese animated show = anime.

+ the voices are in English

Still it IS watchable, just not anime in my book.


Totally agree with you on that
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Here is my idea on the subject. There should be a new word to describe anime-inspired animation. Yes, anime is Japanese, but it also has a distinct visual style. The visual style is being used in American animation more, creating discussions like this one.
How about we call it an anime-visual animation? That is what I'm calling this show from now on: an AVA.
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Posted 5/20/13 , edited 5/20/13
Technically it's not but I consider it Anime and don't mind when others lump it into the same category.
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Posted 5/20/13 , edited 5/20/13

dragonroo wrote:

Here is my idea on the subject. There should be a new word to describe anime-inspired animation. Yes, anime is Japanese, but it also has a distinct visual style. The visual style is being used in American animation more, creating discussions like this one.
How about we call it an anime-visual animation? That is what I'm calling this show from now on: an AVA.

Most of this is because we subcontract our animation to eastern studios. All the episodes for Legend of Korra, for example, were animated completely by the Korean Studio Mir. Family Guy is also animated in Korea. Among others.

I wouldn't call it an anime since personally I think that has more to do with the culture that birthed the series rather than the style used to animate it, but I can see that being an arguable technicality. Similar to "manga-style" comics.
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Posted 5/20/13
I don't think it really matters,in my opinion.i really liked the avatar,but the live action movie really ripped my heart out
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Yeah I do.
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