Should Avatar: The Last Airbender ever be considered anime?

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Should Avatar: The Last Airbender ever be considered anime?

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I love Avatar, and as most people (even die-hard anime fans) would agree with me, it contains a crapload of the most common elements of anime, most of the characters have Asian names, and Asian culture is so obviously infused with the western culture in the American based cartoon.

This is just an opinion-based question. If it turns into an argument the topic will fall flat.

Do you think that Avatar, though created by American cartoonists, should ever be considered or regarded as an anime? Why, and how?

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No, because it's American..
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No, because the art style isnt that of actual anime.
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I have no problem with it being considered anime and neither does any of my friends over here. Hell I give props to the creator because I like the show.
Tyche wrote:No, because it's American..
Saying 1 animated show isn't anime because it's from Amerika and not Japan is like saying Japanese major league baseball isn't baseball because it's in Japan not in Amerika.
SASSZAIN wrote:No, because the art style isnt that of actual anime.
What is "anime art style"? peach girl is anime and it doesn't follow your typical art style, neither does NANA or Paradise Kiss or Requiem From The Darkness or Crayon Shin-chan


no offense but I think you all are acting kind of pathetic and closed minded.
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I call American animations cartoons, and Japanese animation anime. I don't see how that's closed minded.
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whatever you all just go on thinking that japanese animation is different and more special than the rest of the worlds animation
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Main Entry: an·i·me
Pronunciation: \ˈa-nə-ˌmā, ˈä-nē-\
Function: noun
Etymology: Japanese, animation, short for animēshiyon, from English
Date: 1988
: a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes
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Aoi, one being closed minded and the act of 'labeling' or classifying-better term-anything are two completely different things; not just by definition.

Lol.

I couldn't get past your first sentence, it irritated me too much.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime
Link wrote:Anime is animation originating in Japan.
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i'm post a few links here of some animation i want AA's opinion of if it's anime or not. I have my opinion of yes they are but i want your opinions. But of course my opinion is that it doesn't matter where it's made, animation is anime to me. I wont tell you the names of the shows or you'd just go look them up and form your opinions from where they are made.

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/899/anime1b.jpg
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3925/anime2w.jpg
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I'm guessing the first it Japanese and the second is French, but that's beside the point.

I understand where you're coming from, Aoi, but consider that most of us are Americans, so there's a difference to us, maybe not to you. (I dunno if you consider all animations to be "anime" since that's what you call your animations to begin with. Kind of like my parents calling anime "cartoons" because that's just what they call animated shows in general.) We're not saying either is better, we just prefer to point out the difference, since it makes it easier to look up/talk about.
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did you know that this is Japanese anime? Yes, it's batman, but Batman: Gotham Knight is made by I.G Productions which is a Japanese anime company :P
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Tyche wrote:I'm guessing the first it Japanese and the second is French, but that's beside the point.

I understand where you're coming from, Aoi, but consider that most of us are Americans, so there's a difference to us, maybe not to you. (I dunno if you consider all animations to be "anime" since that's what you call your animations to begin with. Kind of like my parents calling anime "cartoons" because that's just what they call animated shows in general.) We're not saying either is better, we just prefer to point out the difference, since it makes it easier to look up/talk about.
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Aoi Sakuraba wrote:I have no problem with it being considered anime and neither does any of my friends over here. Hell I give props to the creator because I like the show.
Tyche wrote:No, because it's American..
Saying 1 animated show isn't anime because it's from Amerika and not Japan is like saying Japanese major league baseball isn't baseball because it's in Japan not in Amerika.
SASSZAIN wrote:No, because the art style isnt that of actual anime.
What is "anime art style"? peach girl is anime and it doesn't follow your typical art style, neither does NANA or Paradise Kiss or Requiem From The Darkness or Crayon Shin-chan


no offense but I think you all are acting kind of pathetic and closed minded.
Rofl, wow.

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Dotdotdot..
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Aoi Sakuraba wrote:I have no problem with it being considered anime and neither does any of my friends over here. Hell I give props to the creator because I like the show.
Tyche wrote:No, because it's American..
Saying 1 animated show isn't anime because it's from Amerika and not Japan is like saying Japanese major league baseball isn't baseball because it's in Japan not in Amerika.
SASSZAIN wrote:No, because the art style isnt that of actual anime.
What is "anime art style"? peach girl is anime and it doesn't follow your typical art style, neither does NANA or Paradise Kiss or Requiem From The Darkness or Crayon Shin-chan


no offense but I think you all are acting kind of pathetic and closed minded.
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