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Tempest Wind 02-11-2011 01:30 PM

Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
I've run out of witty things to say. Read it please. Comment also. Click here first.

Zero Gravity 02-12-2011 07:29 PM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
Have you ever watched G-Saviour? It was worse then Americanized... IT WAS CANADIZED!

Tempest Wind 02-12-2011 09:31 PM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
XD OH GOD THAT IS WORSE. Have you seen that newish X-men series Canada created? Wolverine and the X-Men I think it's called? So very dumbed down... makes me sad in the face.

Zero Gravity 02-13-2011 06:07 AM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
I never have too much to complain about cartoons... I kinds liked Wolverine and the X-Men.... you know what gets me is anime trying to be American like "Iron-Man" and "Wolverine"

Tempest Wind 02-13-2011 08:48 AM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
Oh, my god, I HATE the Wolverine anime. I was trying to describe it to my friends and the only way I could think to say it was, "So offensively Japanese that it hurt." XD Normally I worship anything Japanese, and I understand that Logan cannonically spent a few years in Japan. But the opening alone -- with the girl on the deck of the ship with the wind whipping her hair, and her engrish "Rogan!" -- was too much for me. Then the Japanese music started and I was done. Just... done.

Zero Gravity 02-13-2011 09:01 AM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
It's like an Anime... TRYING to hard to be American, like Avatar trying to be an Anime

moonhawk81 02-13-2011 06:49 PM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
I continue to argue that Avatar is anime, just not japanime...

Tempest Wind 02-13-2011 06:51 PM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
Avatar is brilliant, whatever it is. The art-style is inspired by anime, like the Teen Titans series that rocked Cartoon Network for a few years. But I think Avatar goes one step beyond even anime itself by incorporating actual Kung Fu in it. (Yes, yes I know. Kung Fu is not Japanese. IT'S STILL ASIAN.)

Also, the animation budget seemed way higher than any anime I've seen. I mean, seriously. Beyond episode 3, most shows start sucking in the art department. Avatar, though it had some painful filler episodes, seemed to keep up with its artwork. And the voice acting ~~ *sigh* so nicely doneee...

moonhawk81 02-13-2011 06:55 PM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
Agreed.

Kayarath 02-13-2011 08:51 PM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
It could be said that Avatar is an anime... In America!

Tempest Wind 02-13-2011 10:30 PM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
A lot of self-proclaimed "purist" fans declare that anime and manga have to be Japanese in order to be considered either of those things. What you people don't know is that half the time, you're reading Korean Manwah or Chinese manga. Also, the anime you watch? Yeah, it's animated in Korea.

Dramacon is one of the best manga out there, and it's done by a Canadian. Eat that.

Gatx 02-14-2011 12:34 AM

Re: Tempest's Downpour -- The Americanization of Anime
 
Personally I maintain that Manga/Anime has to be Japanese in origin (as in published originally in Japan), from an American viewpoint (I know in Japan anime refers to all animation). Same for referring to Korean comics as manwah and Chinese comics as manhua. Things get a little muddy if we think about stuff like Kurokami, with a Korean writer and artists, but seeing as how they're published by Square-Enix's magazine, I consider them manga.

As for being animated in Korea, Spongebob's animated in Korea too, by the same studio as Avatar no less, but that doesn't make it any less of a cartoon.

And since you guys were talking about X-men, Marvel's deal with Madhouse is supposed to involve 4 adaptations. We've already got Iron Man, and Wolverine. The remaining two are X-men and Blade. Seeing as how Wolverine appeared in Iron Man to kind of bridge the two, I can imagine the X-men making a cameo in Wolverine sometime soon.


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