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What if Anime was not made by Japan? How would it looks or would it be popular like now?


If thread like this exist let me know
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Then it wouldn't be anime
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Then it wouldn't be anime


you right.
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Why would it matter if everything else is the same?
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Then people would just it Japanimation like they did in the olden days
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That's what cartoons are.
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For the Japanese, anime is not just animation produced in their country, for them, anime is animation itself. We may not think of it that way, but ask any Japanese person and they´ll tell you that Adventure Time is just as much anime as Naruto is, the term anime is one of the most difficult to get right because Japan has a very different meaning to what the rest of the world says.

The creators of Avatar The Last Airbender stated that the best anime is the one that has a perfect balance between great action scenes, good drama and character development and an interesting story. Any animation project can achieve what they said, it doesn´t have to be restricted to Japan or any other country.
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But that's what anime is
I mean, anime is technically a subset of any other form of cartoon, despite what people like to say, but it wouldn't be anime if it weren't Japanese in origin, I'd say.
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Posted 3/30/16 , edited 3/30/16

Sagenaruto68 wrote:

What if Anime was not made by Japan?


Then it would be French, and look like Last Airbender and Totally Spies.
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this fight over whether to call it anime or animation reminds me of the thread of whether anime characters look white or not lol
japan: its animation/animeeshon/anime
us:its anime

japan:the characters look japanese
us:they white
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makes no difference to me i might be able to read it easier if it done in usa
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Back to American cartoons I go
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JosephJoestar01 wrote:

For the Japanese, anime is not just animation produced in their country, for them, anime is animation itself. We may not think of it that way, but ask any Japanese person and they´ll tell you that Adventure Time is just as much anime as Naruto is, the term anime is one of the most difficult to get right because Japan has a very different meaning to what the rest of the world says.

The creators of Avatar The Last Airbender stated that the best anime is the one that has a perfect balance between great action scenes, good drama and character development and an interesting story. Any animation project can achieve what they said, it doesn´t have to be restricted to Japan or any other country.


This.

Anime is just the Japanese word for animation. Not a genre.
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Posted 3/30/16 , edited 3/30/16

JosephJoestar01 wrote:

For the Japanese, anime is not just animation produced in their country, for them, anime is animation itself. We may not think of it that way, but ask any Japanese person and they´ll tell you that Adventure Time is just as much anime as Naruto is, the term anime is one of the most difficult to get right because Japan has a very different meaning to what the rest of the world says.

The creators of Avatar The Last Airbender stated that the best anime is the one that has a perfect balance between great action scenes, good drama and character development and an interesting story. Any animation project can achieve what they said, it doesn´t have to be restricted to Japan or any other country.


Gotta agree with the above.
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Then maybe English speaking animation wouldn't have such terrible voice actors...
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