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What are your thoughts on RWBY, an American made anime, being licensed in Japan?

"This is the first time any American-made anime has been marketed to Japan. It definitely usually works the other way around, and we're really pleased about that," said Matt Hullum, CEO of Rooster Teeth.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/08/15/video-warner-bros-to-release-rwby-in-japan
http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/american-made-anime-rooster-teeth-gets-licensed-japan-159528

A Japanese fandub on RWBY Episode 1 found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUTUMlAdfmM

On a additional note: The vocalist for the RWBY soundtrack, Casey Lee WIlliams, is only 15. Born November 25, 1998
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I watched RWBY's 1st episode for 15 mins. A 3D made anime, I didn't like it much. It is a good feat for America to the 'other way around', I wonder what the Japanese will think about a 3D anime, especially those who haven't watched any kind of that already. It felt odd for me when I watched it for the first time, the smoothness of animations, but maybe that's just me. Anyways, if America joins the anime-making countries too, then we'll have even more of them to watch. Hopefully, we will have some good one's from America
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I think it is a good idea. I hope it encourages more anime to be made from the United States
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More power to Americans, but honestly, I'm not a fan of the series. I saw an episode (the first one I think) one day at the anime club at my university. They were showing it one day and I sat through it pretty much. I couldn't really adapt to the 3d animations and felt that it was corny. But that is my opinion.
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I love RWBY, and i believe it is an excellent idea for America to start producing anime (and hopefully get over their obsession with censoring all the good parts in an anime).
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I think it is great for Monty and Co.!
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Random question: Was Avatar: The Last Airbender ever shown over in Japan?
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I'm glad that RWBY is receiving recognition. The Rooster Teeth team earned it. I may not be especially fond of much more than the show's action sequences and soundtrack, but I like to give credit where it's due.
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Chopsuey9444 wrote:

More power to Americans, but honestly, I'm not a fan of the series. I saw an episode (the first one I think) one day at the anime club at my university. They were showing it one day and I sat through it pretty much. I couldn't really adapt to the 3d animations and felt that it was corny. But that is my opinion.


Not that Japan hasn't had it's share of 3D anime, y'know.

Especially recently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htgcz87-Wqk
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Posted 8/17/14

MadameViper wrote:

Random question: Was Avatar: The Last Airbender ever shown over in Japan?

Yes.

The clip is poor video quality (only 240p), but here is an example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlbn2zUQACQ

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MadameViper wrote:

Random question: Was Avatar: The Last Airbender ever shown over in Japan?

Yes.

The clip is poor video quality (only 240p), but here is an example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlbn2zUQACQ



Oh I'd slay a hundred goats to watch that in Japanese!

Also, at first I hated the idea because I think RWBY is a terrible show with really good fight scenes. Monty isn't exactly a world-class writer/director, he's just wickedly imaginative and technically skilled.

I didn't want this being Japan's idea of "Western Anime" and ruining the chances of other studios. But after some thought I say meh, whatever. It should blend in nicely into the crowd if given a good dub.
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Oh I'd slay a hundred goats to watch that in Japanese!

Here is some more, direct from Nickelodeon Japan:
http://www.nickjapan.com/character/avatar/

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It should not matter where the anime is made but yes it a good thing and maybe more anime will come from America and other countries!

And not all anime made in Japan comes to the US either !
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After seeing what fans have done with the fandub, I'm excited to see what professionals do with it.

Although the first season has its flaws, namely episode length and rough animation (compared with the Season 2), I still hope that more studios get an idea that this kind of thing can be successful.
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Wasn't My Little Pony made in America? It was dubbed into Japanese recently as well. Does that not count as anime? Ah well...

Good for Rooster Teeth anyways.
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Posted 8/17/14

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Chopsuey9444 wrote:

More power to Americans, but honestly, I'm not a fan of the series. I saw an episode (the first one I think) one day at the anime club at my university. They were showing it one day and I sat through it pretty much. I couldn't really adapt to the 3d animations and felt that it was corny. But that is my opinion.


Not that Japan hasn't had it's share of 3D anime, y'know.

Especially recently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htgcz87-Wqk


Ah, I actually saw a few episodes for this series on Netflix. It's ok, but I feel that the animation was a bit wonky from a fairly slow frame rate. If it wasn't so noticeable, it would have pulled me in since I love Sci-Fi anime.
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