Post Reply And they say westerners can't make anime - A super serious analysis.
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Country of origin doesn't matter as long as a cartoon or work of animation has good music or story. Lupin III is good and I don't like it because it was made in Japan and the Justice League cartoon from 2001 is still a good show too, but again, country of origin doesn't matter. European cartoons may also be as much of an art as anime or North American cartoons.
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KurtIrving wrote:

Country of origin doesn't matter as long as a cartoon or work of animation has good music or story. Lupin III is good and I don't like it because it was made in Japan and the Justice League cartoon from 2001 is still a good show too, but again, country of origin doesn't matter. European cartoons may also be as much of an art as anime or North American cartoons.


Clifford The Big Red Dog is my favorite anime.
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The reason the proverbial "they" says (sic) "westernersr can't make anime" is because "anime" is the romaji translation of the Japanese abbreviated loan word of the English word "animation". It just means "animation" to the Japanese. It's not that "Westerners" can't make an animation. Who knows - in Japan, they may still call Clifford "anime".

It's interesting how "anime" has become attached to specific styles of cartoons. But if you see Polar Bear Cafe, Folk Tales from Japan, or some unbearably ugly anime, you might start to see "anime" as just Japanese animation.

For the most part, it's cartoon, although notably anime tends to have an increasing amount of 3D these days.
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