Post by Rai the Space Samurai on Feb 5, 2007 17:58:31 GMT -5
I'm only surprised American production companies waited this long to try cashing in on the anime craze without having to pay for liscensing or re-dubbing. I haven't really paid much attention to the American-made anime style stuff, though I've seen a few episodes of Avatar. I'm not really sure if I should think of it as ripping off a style that all ready existed or a long overdue evolution of American animation beyond the simple slap-stick kiddie stuff without depth. Maybe both?
:)Probably both. I can't even think of a current show that has an original American animation style. Even the most popular shows have at least subtle hints of anime. Take Spongebob for a minute, big eyes, irresistibly cute (ok, according to other people's opinions), slight brain damage...Japan's "pwned" that area for years. Spongebob just seems to be a good attempt to get Americans in that Japanese market. If you notice even with the teen-trend of Invader Zim, they're still a bit anime-ish especially when Gir takes off his puppy-dog suit. So what actually is American I ask?
Post by †Shiro Metsuki† on Feb 13, 2007 23:32:41 GMT -5
I was thinking about it and I was like "An Anime America? I like!" But no... There are serious cons to america adopting the anime style cartoons... It's not original... It's not real...Well, to me anyways. And you know us Americans...We'll start to take credit for all of it and then our children and our childrens children and so forth would grow up not knowing the difference and think it's all "Cartoons". I dunno if it seems sway-ish on what I'm saying or confusing. I have a hard time expressing my thoughts on this issue. Kinda like the Japanses horror films being american-ised. I was watching special features on Grudge 2 and the American staff kept trying to american-ise the entire movie. That pissed me off in a way. Japanese horror is unique! They kept saying stuff like "American audiences wouldn't understand." Oh well, I say to that! *Huff* *Huff* If you want an american horror movie then go make an AMERICAN horror, stop trying to adopt styles and then change it all anyways. I did like the second grudge though, and the director never gave in to the American wanting to change almost everything and THATS why its good. ^^ Staying in subject, thats what I mean about American cartoons being anime-ish. I dunno really so I bet I sound very confusing right now. *Scratches head*