Avatar the last airbender: Anime or not? (185)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-03 18:42 ID:mhrif6U9 This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

Hi there!
Is Avatar an Anime or not and do you like it either way?

136 Name: MODD!5JrU4QOlH6 : 2008-05-02 23:26 ID:Heaven

This thread is about Feito-chan. Future attempts at getting off-topic will not be allowed.

137 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-08-31 11:16 ID:dacOICRY

anime much?

138 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-08-31 13:23 ID:Heaven

TOUHOU HIJACK

139 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-08-31 13:28 ID:++g8Jd6w

Anything without their ANN link let alone Ani.db will never be one

140 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-01 03:44 ID:Heaven

>>133
Avatar is airing in Japan. It even has a Japanese dub.

141 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-01 20:30 ID:TAATQjNO

>>140
NEEDS JAPANESE OPINIONS ON THIS!

142 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-01 22:23 ID:Heaven

>>141
Well, I've heard the dub, and as a fan of the English original, I think it's really...meh. Azula's Japanese VA makes me facepalm.

There's lots of Japanese fanart already, though. Right now the second season is airing,which is when the show really gets best imho.

143 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-09-01 22:57 ID:++g8Jd6w

More people should watch this over being worried about being anime

144 Name: xKatana : 2008-10-29 12:23 ID:0yO/x395

../¯)(X)\.../(X)(¯\..
(¤I HELL NO ¤)
°¨¯)(V¯)/X\(¯V)(¯¨°

145 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-29 18:53 ID:++g8Jd6w

Never considered one no matter how much people makes it look alike

146 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-29 22:41 ID:Dz9WJr/g

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147 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-29 23:33 ID:++g8Jd6w

Avatar would not be popular without people that insist being anime

148 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-02 10:31 ID:yMERphhH

How is that crap even considered anime?
That's like saying "Jackie Chan Adventures" is anime...
Just because it's draw in a similar anime-wannabe style dot NOT mean it is anime.
Then again most weeaboos don't even know the the difference.

149 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-02 12:36 ID:++g8Jd6w

Weeaboos are the least people to consider anything like this anime

150 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-04 01:07 ID:zzpVna/G

Avatar is annoying and is in no way anime. It doesn't qualify at all.
>>148 agreed
Funny though, I have friends who call it "Chiname". lol.

151 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-04 04:24 ID:++g8Jd6w

They would like something more nihon authentic not cheap imitation

152 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-05 18:41 ID:Heaven

NO
/THREAD

153 Name: Mandy : 2008-11-11 20:23 ID:Heaven

No way!

It's not fucking anime.

154 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-15 21:24 ID:vVQQr99V

why not? just because of where it is made?

155 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-16 01:02 ID:++g8Jd6w

Anime is never an art style but any nihon made animated production

156 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-17 02:12 ID:Heaven

>>148

>Just because it's draw in a similar anime-wannabe style dot NOT mean it is anime.
>Then again most weeaboos don't even know the the difference.

most weaboos don't even know that 'anime' is japanese word for all cartoons independently of country or style

157 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-18 05:28 ID:vVQQr99V

>>155

So if any Japanese person draws an animation it is anime, even if it isn't in anime style?

158 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-19 01:47 ID:++g8Jd6w

Anime style makes a loose term when some anime looks western drawn

159 Name: J : 2008-11-24 17:12 ID:Heaven

Avatar is retarded, regardless of whether it is anime or not.

160 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-11-25 20:29 ID:Heaven

oh wow this shitty thread is still alive

161 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-01-21 05:57 ID:fZ9CfuAo

>>156

>most weaboos don't even know that 'anime' is japanese word for all cartoons independently of country or style

how true. I hate to admit it myself, but godforsaken fucking shit like Spongebob Squarepants would be considered anime to them.........

The debate we are having now is like the debate over the definition of "otaku" it depends on if you are using the Japanese or English version.

I know ill get some hater after what I just said at some point.

162 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-01-21 08:03 ID:SM69IdaT

It's anime. Just not Japanese anime.

163 Name: Gradation : 2009-01-21 09:23 ID:WnmlGPmz

That's just like saying that The Boondocks is an anime.

164 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-01-22 07:38 ID:yb5I6AXx

It drawn in an anime style, but I wouldn't consider it a true anime. As Mr >>163 kinda related to, its drawn in that kind of anime way, but its not an anime.

165 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-01-25 18:05 ID:Heaven

lol internet

166 Name: No name-san : 2009-01-26 01:13 ID:s40Y55Fl

2 years have passed, and this thread has beeen bumped a plethora of times :]
But, i dont know. I never liked Avatar.

167 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-02-28 17:41 ID:58aiyKd2

It's funny to see the Otaku mentality this way. "Don't let anyone taint our Otaku vocabulary."
Is this the reason why you use "hentai" to refer to only Japanese porn animation?
I'm sorry, but "anime" is just a shortened form of "animation" in general and "hentai" means
"perverts" in general in the Japanese language.
If you mock Japanese people trying to speak English as "Engrish", what should this Otaku vocabulary
called?

168 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-02-28 21:15 ID:SM69IdaT

I'm with >>167 on this one.

169 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-03-02 15:45 ID:9ETMjAtB

>>167
The word Anime was Americanized to refer to Japanese Animation and has been used in pretty much every other country outside of Japan to refer to Japanese Animation.
Hentai can mean pervert (most commonly used is Ecchi) but it does actually mean porn, too.

Avatar is an American animation. There's no other word for that other than Cartoon. Unless you're Japanese and can't speak a lick of English, you can't call it Anime.

It's not drawn in an Anime style. It's a mock-up. Same shit as Teen Titans. American Animators suddenly think "hey, Anime is cool and all the hip and trendy kids dig it. Let's attempt to replicate it in any way we can for higher ratings!"

Of course, I haven't seen an American animation company replicate the actual -animation- side of things with the crap they produce, the only thing they're good at is reading "How To Draw Manga" books and implementing it into their shitty kids cartoons.

170 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-03-02 16:47 ID:xuCMbkFd

>>169

you took the words right out of my mouth. i have to agree with what you have said.

i have nothing against american companies who make cartoons based on whatever they think up. but i hate those who even try to mimic the styles from anime itself. they are nowhere near the perfection anime can produce. they should give it up and try to find their own unique style and stop imitating other culture's success in animation.

171 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-03-03 00:51 ID:58aiyKd2

>>169
I didn't expect to hear a reply that is repeated ad nauseam at this point. Well, what can I expect
from a person for whom the Engrish satire bit was easily lost. Your reply, along with many other
brainless replies, boils down to the country of origin and some obscure "Anime style" or
"actual -animation- side of things" as if there were such a monolithic, monadic entity exists in
the Japanese animation industry. I'm sorry, there isn't. It's some concept that is coined for your
convenience. It doesn't hold any significance as far as the the efficacy of your argument goes.

So, again, your reply just repeated this "country of origin" argument. Just give me examples of
words used in the English speaking world that have the "country of origin" bit built into their
definition, just like you say the word Anime does. Like >>35 said, it's a medium. A movie made in
wherever is still called a movie in English. Yes, an American cook can make a dish that can be
legitimately called a Japanese dish. What is wrong with you?

If satire is lost, let me ask directly. Why do you have to act in such a way so that even the language
you use has to have some exclusive elite status? I can do without the "How To Draw Manga"
book, ok? Funny that >>170 has to start with "i have nothing against american companies", isn't it?
How many times have you heard the phrase "I don't mean to offend you, but..."? Does that mean
anything? What is wrong with you?

>but it does actually mean porn, too.

In Japanese? No, it's too generic to be used to refer to only porn. It's used porn titles a lot because
it's such a convenient word.

172 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-03-13 20:55 ID:QcW7th8U

A interesting thing about Avatar is that the animators where required by the director to buy and watch all of FLCL before working on the project. If you watch Avatar you will notice tons of moments that are very reminiscent with FLCL.

173 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2010-01-09 08:56 ID:IAXllfpm

Other Japanglish words that bother me in recent years are exemplified here.
http://www.animenation.net/blog/2009/12/28/ask-john-are-there-any-shounen-anime-starring-girls/
Shounen, Shoujo, and Seinen.

They are the words used by magazine editors to target thier products to specific readers as in Shounen Jump. Japanese animation is never classified this way. Weekly magazines and animation shows are rightfully understood as different products in Japan. It's OK if you want to classify them differently outside of Japan, but why do you have to employ Japanese words to do so (if classifying differently is really what you want to do)? The Japanese audience would laugh at the extreme measure taken to alphabetize Japanese words only to be used in a different manner.

Think of this way. Those who want to protect the sacrosanctity of the word "anime" are the very people who taint Japanese words. Ignorance is clearly not bliss.

174 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2011-08-25 17:52 ID:eCNlEZfK

175 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-01-29 00:01 ID:j83P3LkQ

anime = animated

176 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-01-29 07:55 ID:j83P3LkQ

>>167

It should be called poser.

177 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-03-01 01:57 ID:rbYKK8MR

It's considered an anime in Japan, but not in America, since the Japanese word アニメ is not limited to Japanese animation.

178 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-06-18 15:41 ID:L9ODn6sG

179 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-06-18 20:09 ID:7rvxnagm

>>173
Actually Japanese animation is in fact classified (by the viewers and reviewers if not the producers and TV stations) as shounen, shoujo etc, though there are obviously a large number of shows that defy this classification system. Are you going to argue that anime is never targeted to a specific audience? If so, I will have to laugh in your face.

180 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-07-02 08:04 ID:ELMnZkxw

181 Name: sage : 2012-08-01 20:34 ID:Heaven

stop reviving this thread faggots

182 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2021-02-18 10:17 ID:S3ykxWvU

KORRA is hot; fire-bend!

183 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2021-02-18 15:43 ID:zZxb2S3L

ATLA is too good to be anime

184 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2021-02-23 21:22 ID:Heaven

If we're going by actual definition, every animated show counts as anime, since anime tends to refer to animation in general. But in this context, I wouldn't say AtlA is anime, at least not Japanese anime.

185 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-03-15 09:46 ID:ujyof8X7

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