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Just wondering. Are there any good anime series/movies made outside of japan?
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RWBY?
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Avatar: the Last Airbender?



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https://myanimelist.net/anime/33926/Quan_Zhi_Gao_Shou

This I believe, is a chinese animation this season that has gained some traction. It's similar to SAO in concept.
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the boondocks and afro samurai :O
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TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:

https://myanimelist.net/anime/33926/Quan_Zhi_Gao_Shou

This I believe, is a chinese animation this season that has gained some traction. It's similar to SAO in concept.


This show has been pretty good this season, it doesn't suffer from the usual storytelling pacing issues as other Chinese produced series. The show is dubbed in Chinese but i dont find this an impairment to the shows enjoyment, it eventually grows on the viewer as the series progreses.


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Winx Club..

It's not Anime but it kinda has that anime vibe at times.
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Teen Titans and Code Lyoko, I guess?

This thread does raise the question of how exactly one define 'anime.' I mean, 'anime' is a really broad term.
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As anime fans I dont think it should be hard for us to understand what anime is.

Cartoons in America are not anime no matter how mature the content, IE. South Park is not anime.

Anime has its own art style.

Thats why I thought to ask this, with the popularity around the world of anime grown so much in the past decades. I would think businesses think in profits. And a business or production studio that does other types of animation may higher artist that have come up with conecpts, scripts, artwork for anime in other countries. But it appears not, with this list.

Kind of sad, I would like to see atleast one anime made by artists, writers, etc from a western country just to see how they could do with it, and it not be childish. But oh well.
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rhammonds wrote:

As anime fans I dont think it should be hard for us to understand what anime is.

Cartoons in America are not anime no matter how mature the content, IE. South Park is not anime.

Anime has its own art style.

Thats why I thought to ask this, with the popularity around the world of anime grown so much in the past decades. I would think businesses think in profits. And a business or production studio that does other types of animation may higher artist that have come up with conecpts, scripts, artwork for anime in other countries. But it appears not, with this list.

Kind of sad, I would like to see atleast one anime made by artists, writers, etc from a western country just to see how they could do with it, and it not be childish. But oh well.


I know what you're getting at. I've had this discussion many times before, it's a complicated subject. Anime is a pretty weird term, the simplest definition is anything animated in Japan, but seeing how anime means two different things for japanese fans and western fans, makes it even more confusing.

But if you're looking for western animated shows with that "style", definitely look into Avatar, Korra, RWBY, and Voltron. And hell, I'll throw in Samurai Jack in there too, the new season is awesome.

Ones to keep an out for is Crunchyroll's very own Children of Ether, and Netflix's Castlevania and Perfect Bones. The western world is definitely taking an interest into more mature animated shows in the vein of what see out of Japan, but it'll take some time for it to pan out completely.
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The 2016 Chinese animated film "Big Fish and Begonia" is a pretty impressive work that gives somewhat of a Ghibli (~Spirited Away) feel, though probably more serious in tone. The project began around 2004 but had issues with funding for the longest time.
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Heroman-written by the legend Stan Lee and made by Studio Bones so about as close to comic book animation your going get
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Honestly, the non-Japanese animated work that I would point to that has the things I like about anime is... Dreamworks' The Road to El Dorado.

The things I look for in a work - the style of humor, the characters, the plot, and general feel to them - are the same regardless of medium or country of origin. This movie is the only work in any medium that is to my taste as much as the anime that I like.

Then again, I wouldn't say my tastes in anime represent anime as a whole.

But I don't think anything represents anime as a whole. Someone who likes Naruto more than anything in the world will like Avatar more than any other non-Japanese media. Someone who likes Joker Game more than anything in the world will like John Le Carre novels way more than they would like Avatar. The fact that Joker Game is anime doesn't change that.
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