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How interesting that you quote a very specific entry in the many dictionaries on the internet. Here's a few others.

Anime New Network - Japanese word for cartoon and animation. In Japan, "anime" refers to any and all animation or cartoon - regardless of the genre, style, or nation of origin. Outside of Japan the word "anime" has come to refer specifically to animation of Japanese origins, or animation of a particular style

Wikipedia - Anime are Japanese animated productions featuring hand-drawn or computer animation. The word is the abbreviated pronunciation of "animation" in Japanese. The term, "anime", itself did not emerge until the mid-1980s, and its intended meaning of the term sometimes varies depending on the context. Among Japanese, the term references all animation. In English, the term is defined as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastic themes. Arguably, the stylization approach to the meaning may open up the possibility of anime produced in countries, other than Japan. Yet, for simplicity, many Westerners strictly view anime as an animation product from Japan.

There's quite a few more where that comes from. So, open your mind to change, and accept the fact that the definition of anime, which apparently means so much to you, is also changing.



It's creator, Mounty Oum, sites it to be anime. So there's that.

"Later, Monty would tell me that, “Some believe just like Scotch needs to be made in Scotland, an American company can’t make anime. I think that’s a narrow way of seeing it. Anime is an art form, and to say only one country can make this art is wrong.” He may have a point; after all, France and Dubai made anime. Why not Monty?"
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/07/12/feature-inside-rooster-teeths-rwby
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Thanks for the reply Coolasj.

I admit I have only looked at: Roosterteeth, this thread and wikipedia for info,, so thats where i got the following:


RWBY (pronounced "Ruby") is an original American anime-styled web-series created by Rooster Teeth Productions' animation studio


And thats why I made the comment that I like this series for what it is,,, "American anime-styled web-series"

Sorry for the confusion caused
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Awesome addition to my Queue
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I've already watched everything you guys have posted... so far so good, it's quite entertaining and Love the trailers.... just wish they were longer teehee But good lil series so far.
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Anime1Games wrote:


sickVisionz wrote:


Anime1Games wrote:
Anime is not a genre. Comedy, Action, Horror, etc... Those things describe a genre. Anime is animation. And unless you travel around a tight little circle of like-minded people such as yourself, than you wouldn't know, but most people have no idea what 'anime' even means. Those who do are like me. We believe that anime means animation. There are people like you who feel like anime is something that should remain pure and 'Japanese only'.

Seriously. In this whole post I believe there are only 2 people saying this isn't anime. I haven't checked lately, but 2 isn't 'most'.


It being Japanese is very much a part of "anime". I think it's silly when people try to say that anything animated counts as anime. Are you seriously going to tell me that if say, Cartoon Network ran an "anime" block and had zero Japanese content, you would still consider that an anime block because hey, anything animated is anime? If Crunchyroll had zero Japanese content but it was still animated content, you wouldn't find anything off about them calling themselves an anime site?

And for that matter if anything animated is anime, why aren't you guys upset about the insanely blatant Japanese bias on sites like this one and others that claim to cover anime yet basically have coverage and content that clearly shows they're of the opinion that if it isn't Japanese or copying the Japanese style, then it doesn't count?

I can never tell if the anime has nothing to do with Japan crowd are idiots or just trolling.


I wouldn't be talking about bias if I were you. You do know the whole argument about 'anime' being Japan only, is in itself, very biased. Your argument either means you have to be a particular race, or you have to come from a particular country in order to call something animated 'anime'. I mean if you like to flaunt your bigotry around that's up to you, but don't expect everyone to stoop to that level and start acting like a bigot themselves.

Also anime is not a style! And it's certainly not 'Japanese-styled' either. These arguments make me question whether or not people like yourselves are just idiots or just trolling (that sounds familiar). What do you think about video games? The first video game was made in 1947, in America. Does that mean that Japan is copying our 'American-style' of video games? Is every video game they make considered fake? Are they fakers!? Do they have the right to call their stuff video games? Video games are considered art now, so are they just copying us?

You see bigotry and ignorance (some can argue are the same thing) can go both ways.

You know it's funny how anal retentive people are about this subject, when the Japanese aren't. I mean it's hilarious how more so-called 'anime fans' are against others using the word 'anime' and Japan doesn't seem to care. Sure some are bigots over there, but I've never heard anyone from Japan say that no one other than them can make this stuff. In fact some people over there are afraid some countries might over shadow their anime industry!

Actually I do admit one director did use the term 'fake anime'. 'Shinichi Watanabe', He of course was talking about pirating, not the race of the person who just happens to be drawing anime.


The dictionary defines anime as:
"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"

Logic and reality are against you. Anything animated isn't anime by default. What you're saying is on par with saying any form of music counts as baroque or that any film counts as French New Wave... and that anyone who says, "hey, a major part of being French New Wave is that the content is French," is a bigot.


Well you can bet I can find plenty of definitions out there that say the exact opposite. Seriously though. Why simply be a fan of anime when you can try and be apart of it.
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How interesting that you quote a very specific entry in the many dictionaries on the internet. Here's a few others.

Anime New Network - Japanese word for cartoon and animation. In Japan, "anime" refers to any and all animation or cartoon - regardless of the genre, style, or nation of origin. Outside of Japan the word "anime" has come to refer specifically to animation of Japanese origins, or animation of a particular style

Wikipedia - Anime are Japanese animated productions featuring hand-drawn or computer animation. The word is the abbreviated pronunciation of "animation" in Japanese. The term, "anime", itself did not emerge until the mid-1980s, and its intended meaning of the term sometimes varies depending on the context. Among Japanese, the term references all animation. In English, the term is defined as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastic themes. Arguably, the stylization approach to the meaning may open up the possibility of anime produced in countries, other than Japan. Yet, for simplicity, many Westerners strictly view anime as an animation product from Japan.

There's quite a few more where that comes from. So, open your mind to change, and accept the fact that the definition of anime, which apparently means so much to you, is also changing.



It's creator, Mounty Oum, sites it to be anime. So there's that.

"Later, Monty would tell me that, “Some believe just like Scotch needs to be made in Scotland, an American company can’t make anime. I think that’s a narrow way of seeing it. Anime is an art form, and to say only one country can make this art is wrong.” He may have a point; after all, France and Dubai made anime. Why not Monty?"
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/07/12/feature-inside-rooster-teeths-rwby


Well thank you very much. I knew I wasn't alone here.
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In Japan, Anime refers to any Animation regardless of country it was produced in or the style. So yes, even Bugs Bunny or Disney films are referred to as Anime in Japan.

In the USA, Anime generally refers to Animation made/produced in Japan. It is more of a slang term which is why there are conflicting opinions on the definition.

Whether someone wants to call RWBY a pure Anime or Anime-styled depends on the definition you personally chose to use for the term "Anime". Either way, it is on Crunchyroll since it is relevant to the viewers which is apparent by the number of positive comments. So we should just leave it at that.


Thanks for your views, I agree with you, but hearing the term 'Japan-Only' or 'Japanese-Only'. I just can't stand bigotry.
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Wow ike CR just made my entire day wth this :3 Nice one CR
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Hell yes!! I LOVE Rwby so much!!! \(^∇^)/
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I knew it it sooner or later that Crunchyroll will take notice of this series even if its Western style anime. I've always imagined what would be the result of anime style combined with Western wits and practicality. Finally we have RWBY
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Whether you think RWBY is anime or not, it's awesome.

We likes things that are awesome.
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I watched all 5 episodes to date. It's not awesome. It' s stiff and budget restricted CG animation with even some the background characters not animated but done as shadows. Voice acting is "there".

It's not something that I would expect on a streaming service that we have to pay a fee for access. I expect higher quality work on this website.

This series does have its fans. Congrats to the fans for having this on CR.

For the record, I'm in the "This is not anime." group.


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i think of it as a western anime like how i put in the same field as Last Air Bender but RWBY just suck just predictable as fudge and the graphics are crap
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Regardless of peoples opinion on the show, I think congrats are in order for Rooster Teeth it isn't everyday a western animation makes it on a site like Crunchyroll. Quite honestly I find that to be a huge step for their company, job well done .

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I watched all 5 episodes to date. It's not awesome. It' s stiff and budget restricted CG animation with even some the background characters not animated but done as shadows. Voice acting is "there".

It's not something that I would expect on a streaming service that we have to pay a fee for access. I expect higher quality work on this website.

This series does have its fans. Congrats to the fans for having this on CR.

For the record, I'm in the "This is not anime." group.




If I watched everything CR had on it, and removed every work of art that is of objectively less quality than RWBY, I'd have to take down a fairly large chunk of the website. They'd save some bandwidth, that's for sure. Just for the record, you do not need to pay a fee to access the majority of the content on this site. I have no idea what you're trying to say.

Thank god for opinions, huh?
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