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Posted 3/30/16

Nogara-san wrote:

This.

Anime is just the Japanese word for animation. Not a genre.


It has evolved to become a genre. Argue that all you'd like, but it's true. Anime has become an American term, that we adopted from Japan, to mean any animation in the style of characters that are indicative of anime from Japan (human shaped characters, large eyes, etc). This is why the common anime fan would not consider a show such as Shin Chan as anime, but RWBY as anime.
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Mirai_Maku wrote:


Nogara-san wrote:

This.

Anime is just the Japanese word for animation. Not a genre.


It has evolved to become a genre. Argue that all you'd like, but it's true. Anime has become an American term, that we adopted from Japan, to mean any animation in the style of characters that are indicative of anime from Japan (human shaped characters, large eyes, etc). This is why the common anime fan would not consider a show such as Shin Chan as anime, but RWBY as anime.


No, I actually know what you mean.

Anime has pretty much evolved into a style and people consider RWBY anime because it's style is pretty much based on that, I guess. At least, that's what I've read in past interviews with Oumm(RIP)
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Anime is just animation Japan style of animation and the story they tell through it combined with the sheer quantity of anime that is produced it is very unique and no other country does it quite like they do thank good japan is so awesome at making anime it really is fucking incredible media of entertainment that crosses all kinds of boundaries appeals to people of all walks of life in different age groups,countries, and demographics anime made outside of japan just isn't the same without japan it wouldn't be the anime we all know and love it would be something different!
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Are we talking what if anime didn't exist? Or if anime wasn't made by the country Japan itself?

If anime didn't exist I'd probably would have gotten better grades and not met the anime nerds as I do now... and wouldn't have met my boyfriend.

If Japan didn't make anime then it'd be called something else and I wouldn't have taken Japanese in college.
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Posted 3/30/16 , edited 3/30/16

namealreadytaken wrote:

Animation companies already outsource part of the anime production to other Asian countries such as S Korea and Taiwan. If "animation made outside of Japan" is taken in it's literal sense, the point is null. However, if we consider the case that the entire anime production is made outside of Japan, then there will be some changes. In particular:

1. the cultural aspect present in some anime will be lost or changed to accomodate for the new target audience. The main target audience for an animation series made outside of Japan is, of course, non-Japanese, and the series will reflect this change in demographic. of course, the series might still turn out to be enjoyable to native Japanese, but it just won't "feel" the same. Needless to say, shows which rely heavily on Japanese culture is unlikely to be made. Examples: Chihayafuru, Joshiraku, Shion no Ou.
Saki might still be made, since Mahjong is popular in other Asian countries as well, but the riichi aspect might be removed.
(riichi is from riichi Mahjong, which is a Japanese variant of Mahjong)

2. depending on where the animation is produced, there could be severe restrictions in character designs as well as "ecchi" moments. To put it simply, people might have to put up with censorship. certain animation series would likely have difficulty showing up if made in countries like the UK or the USA. Series like No Game No Life, Super Sonico, To Love RU, Monster Musume, or pretty much any ecchi series would never see the light of day.
Other series in which ecchi is not the main part of the show would be censored accordingly.


welp, at least we'll get less gore censorships considering how japan has censored gore out of a lot of western games and anime


it could depend on whether the other regions decides to "copy" anime tropes. i mean china did exactly that for a certain cupid "anime". i watched one ep of that and seen a shtload of japanimation tropes lmao. i forgot which anime producer said this but foreigners could potentially learn to reproduce anime like japan does by studying its craft in japan
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Imagine the weeb culture, but in Russia.

and instead of JSDF, it was The Ground Forces of the Russian Federation


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