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Templarfreak Jul 26 2014, 3:33am replied:

Also, saying that Anime isn't an Artstyle because there's "No set-in-stone" method of it is pretty stupid. Cartoons are exactly the same in that regard, they all have VERY different Artystyles but we still know they're all Cartoons.

Many Animes have very different Artstyles, and some not even made in Japan, but we still categorize them as Anime.

I can go very deep into this, but it would probably be wasted effort as no one in this group will probably accept this anyway.

I have one question for you, though: Do you really know Anime? Or do you just watch it?

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n5p29 Jul 26 2014, 7:53am replied:

Let me be clear. Don't get it twisted.

"Anime" is the shortened japanese word "animeshon" (アニメーション) aka how they spell the english word "animation".
In Japan, "anime" refers to all animated drawings, not only limited to their animated TV series but also gaijin cartoons and anything that is animated pictures in general.
And then the japanese cartoons were spread around the world. We had term "japanimation" for japanese cartoons back then, but as it sounds kinda awkward the word "anime" were more widely used instead. Since then we refer "anime" as japanese animation.

Then here comes a problem:
Because the recurring style the japanese cartoon producers used back then, people started to mistakenly refer "anime" as an art style. When anime art style had evolved and become more diverse, people said they draw "anime" just because it looks kawaii or have mecha gundam or resembles one of those "selection" anime they watched on cartoon channels. By this point their definition of "anime" is no longer correct.

Same problem with your interpretation of anime. Because you said it's about "feel", it's already fall to YMMV (your mileage may vary) area. You mustn't define something with such vague/subjective explanation.

This "What is anime" debate is like "Tanks, But No Tanks" problem. Not every treaded vehicle is a tank. There are armored transport, IFV, anti-air and others, but people still think they are all tanks while that is actually wrong. That's why we should refer anime to the japanese animation. Japanese comics are not anime, they are called manga. Vocaloid is not an anime, it is a voice synthesizer software. Touhou is not an anime, it is a shoot'em-up game. And for one more motherf*cking time, Avatar is NOT anime, it's a cartoon.

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SoraZ Jul 26 2014, 6:38am replied:

Listen smartass, Anime is by defition Japanese cartoons and nothing else. What you think is Anime from outside Japan is called "Animesque" because it looks the way Anime typically does but is not it. Stop claiming ******** you have no idea about.

Examples include "Avatar: The last airbender" (which is American), "Wakfu" (which is French) and things like "Heidi" which happens to be a cooperation of Germany and Japan, which means it is partially anime.
A reverse-example would be "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt" which is anime LOOKING like an American cartoon.

I am writing this because I care about others and don't want people like you be made fun of for their stupidity by other people who are a lot less tolerant than me. So lay it of and learn the correct terms and definitions.

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Templarfreak Jul 26 2014, 10:13am replied:

I refuse because the "Correct" term is self-entitled ********. "Oh no, it's MY Anime, I don't want it to be from anywhere else!" is basically the attitude here. But as I've said, it is wasted effort here because pretty much everyone here are traditionalist neophobics.

The only reason I actually care about this is because this is highly restricting content here. There's so many things that look, function, act, and progress like Anime, and are even made by Japanese people, but aren't considered Anime because their Country of origin isn't Japan. Which is ******* ********.

But anyway, this is what I'm talking about. Wasted Effort.

Also, n5, way to completely ignore my argument.

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SoraZ Jul 26 2014, 10:42am replied:

Fine. Go ahead. If you enjoy to be made fun of that much, post your opinion on an actual anime website. I'll stop caring about you right here and now. Hell I won't even give you negative karma for your nonsense.

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Templarfreak Jul 26 2014, 10:54am replied:

So, I want to state as unbiased of an opinion as I can muster and suddenly I'm like, being an attention *****?

You're ******* pathetic if that's what you think opinions are for. Lol.

Also, here's a tip next time you want to be helpful: Don't join a side. It just makes you look like an ******* to the side you're not on. If you don't join either, chances are both will forget about you.

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Templarfreak Jul 26 2014, 10:30am replied:

Okay, one last thing. Sorry 'bout the spam, but:

Okay, Vocaloid is not Anime. I can accept that. What I can't accept is the hypocrisy in that statement, though.

Someone posts an image of Vocaloid and everybodies totally fine. But someone posts say...Avatar, as an example (It's not that much like Anime but it has more similarities then you think), and everybody blows their ******* ****.

At least there's more similarities between Anime and Avatar then Anime and Vocaloid.

Also, I feel like it's better to just follow the ideal that since this is on Moddb, Game-related Anime, or Anime-like Fanart of games, should be top priority as it only makes sense.

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Ado13 Jul 26 2014, 10:39am replied: Online

There is a Vocaloid manga

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Templarfreak Jul 26 2014, 10:50am replied:

Is that official though? In fact, does any one person own Vocaloid? xD

But that's very cool. Did not know that existed. =)

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Guest Jul 26 2014, 10:23am replied:

アニメ - アニメーションの略。

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