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    Question American made anime?

    I have a few questions that has been bugging me for a while.

    Are there any American anime or do they have to be Japanese to be considered an anime? If anime doesn't have to be japanese what shows would you consider to be anime and why?

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    Re: American made anime?

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    Outside of Japan, the generally accepted definition of 'Anime' is animation produced and targeted for a Japanese audience. But there are some 'exceptions' that test this definition. Back in the 1980s, the Anime movie called 'Project A-ko' had its english background music soundtrack recorded in a San Diego studio. The movie 'Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust' had its English dubbed (with mostly US actors) international release a full 6 months before work started on the Japanese dubbed soundtrack. And in the past few years, things have gotten even stranger, with US companies and properties entering the Japanese market. Cartoon Network has had a anime version of the 'Powerpuff Girls' made and shown in Japan, (with rumors indicating a eventual US showing of this series) Disney has a localized production produced by Studio Toei of 'Lilo & Stitch' that is currently showing in Japan. And this summer, there's the upcoming CGI movie of 'Astro Boy' produced in Hong Kong under funding provided by the WB.
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    Re: American made anime?

    And...I know there are a couple cartoons like Teen Titans and Avatar last airbender that share some (or several) features with anime...though with "americanized art"

    I'm not sure those could be actually considered "american manga" though....Though that brings up a good question...

    ...what "defines" anime? This is the wikipedia entry on anime: Anime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    according to this, the cartoons mentioned above are not anime in any way...nor would the ones mentioned by Len. However, I wonder if there is another source...a more official one...

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    Re: American made anime?

    i dont think there is such a thing as american "anime" i mean sure we have similar cartoons to the Japanese arts but i wouldnt call them anime i just call them cartoons lol
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    Re: American made anime?

    I mean I hope that what our fair Otaku has said is true. Because what I wanna do would most likely be labeled as American just cuz I'm american and its Japanese Targeted (Anime)

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    Re: American made anime?

    Well the closest one would be Teen Titans. If you ever watched it you can tell it just screams american/anime that is what the animators were going for.
    The second Avatar the Last Airbender targeted at american audiences so its not even dubbed into english since that's its original language.
    The third and final one I could think of would be Afro samurai which is completely japanese animation but uses american voice actors/music.
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