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Thread: Avatar: the last airbender - Anime or not?

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    Avatar: the last airbender - Anime or not?

    I've been wondering the whole time about this, can Avatar: the last airbender be considered an anime? Well coz I think it shows at Nickelodeon and all that stuff. . . AHHHHH!!!! It's so confusing!!!

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    Re: Abt Avatar: the last airbender

    yeah it can anime is a bout drawing stlye but im not sure if it comes from japan thought
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    Re: Abt Avatar: the last airbender

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    The generally accepted definition of Anime (outside of Japan) is that Anime refers to animation features written and targeted towards a Japanese Audience.

    This would place the Nickelodeon show in the category of Anime influenced shows, going the ranks of 'Power Puff Girls', 'Teen Titans', 'Jackie Chan Adventures' and 'Xaolin Showdown' as series written and targeted towards a US audience....

    Having a series animated by a Japanese studio isn't by itself, enough to classify a series as Anime. US series such as 'X-men Evolution', 'Batman Beyond' and 'G.I. Joe Sigma 6' were all animated by Japanese studios, but few people would classify them as 'Anime' series
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    Re: Abt Avatar: the last airbender

    Avatar is clearly american and the definition of anime is cartoons drawn in japan so no it can"t

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    Re: Abt Avatar: the last airbender

    O.K . . . . . . Targeted to Japanese audience? How do I know who it's targeting?

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    Re: Avatar: the last airbender - Anime or not?

    This is a post I made no so long ago to answer a similar question to this one!

    "In Japan, the term "Anime" does not specify an animation's nation of origin or style; instead, it is used as a blanket term to refer to all forms of animation from around the world. According to what most people believe if an "Anime" is not made in japan is not an "Anime".

    So what about Harmony Gold USA, they produced Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Here is another one "IGPX - Immortal Grand Prix" co-produced simultaneously by Cartoon Network and Production I.G. We also have "Samurai Jack" which uses masking-based animation.

    So how come all this Series are "Not Anime" and The Transformers are!

    Just for those that don't know The Transformers is an American animated television series written and recorded in America, and produced for American audiences the series was animated in Japan and South Korea, and was based upon the line of transforming toys by American company Hasbro.

    Also how come stormhawks is consider to be an "Anime" since the show was created in "Canada" "

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    Re: Avatar: the last airbender - Anime or not?

    Avatar's own creators and Animation Director have said that the series is heavily anime influenced, but that the show isn't an anime.

    @Syd

    Storm Hawks isn't an anime either... and why'd you put my Countries name in Quotes...

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    Re: Avatar: the last airbender - Anime or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by aceman67 View Post
    Avatar's own creators and Animation Director have said that the series is heavily anime influenced, but that the show isn't an anime.

    @Syd

    Storm Hawks isn't an anime either... and why'd you put my Countries name in Quotes...
    I'm sorry bro! I did not mean to insult you. I was just trying to emphasize that the show was made in Canada.

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