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Nah, that's like calling Voltron: Legendary Defender an anime. These are both outsourced to Studio Mir but they're not classified as Korean animation.

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According to the west Anime refers to any animation that comes from Japan, but to the Japanese anime is any form of animation in general. So to people in Japan Avatar is an anime, but to us it is just a cartoon.

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50 minutes ago, DRX said:

According to the west Anime refers to any animation that comes from Japan, but to the Japanese anime is any form of animation in general. So to people in Japan Avatar is an anime, but to us it is just a cartoon.

It depends on language, not country. In Japanese, "anime" means any animation in general. In English, "anime" means Japanese animation.

 

The exact same word can easily mean different things in different languages, even if the root word is the same.

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18 hours ago, mcmxcixmm said:

No. Anime is Japanese animation. Avatar is American.

But really they're both Korean, shhh don't tell the anime definition nazis

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44 minutes ago, mcmxcixmm said:

It depends on language, not country. In Japanese, "anime" means any animation in general. In English, "anime" means Japanese animation.

 

The exact same word can easily mean different things in different languages, even if the root word is the same.

You're right, but the word is defined by cultural view points. 

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3 hours ago, mcmxcixmm said:

Everything for Avatar but the actual animation was made in America. It's American.

Well if you take away the animation you have a comic book

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It's not an anime or a cartoon.

It's a live action CGI film.

Anime and cartoons do not use real people.

The new Ghost in the Shell isn't anime or a cartoon either.

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2 hours ago, MaxxCatt said:

It's not an anime or a cartoon.

It's a live action CGI film.

Anime and cartoons do not use real people.

The new Ghost in the Shell isn't anime or a cartoon either.

M. Night Shyamalan's version is the definitive version? :o
Genius!

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On 9/6/2017 at 4:15 PM, NightBlade said:

M. Night Shyamalan's version is the definitive version? :o
Genius!

Thinks talking about the James Cameron Avaar movie NOT The Last Air Bender.

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Nope not an anime. Sure the animation has an anime vibe to it but it's techincally not made in Japan.

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The Last Airbender is a cartoon done with heavy anime influences. But really, who cares? It's an animation, and it's really good. The end.

 

Let us not speak of the non animated one...

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