Aswyng and Amyss
- Dec 3, 2008
That's why this fails in two languages.Ikajo said:In Japanese the word "anime" is an abbreviation of the word "Animation" which is pronounced "animeshon".
In Japan, anime is defined as animation, and is a catch-all term. In the US, it's generally defined as being from or of the style of Japanese animation. Which would actually, yes, make ATLA Anime in the same sense we wouldn't disqualify a symphony by a Japanese composer as "not classical" simply because it wasn't done by a European. Simple Logic's right here. People try and add to the definition to preclude things, but that's not how the term is generally used.
Untrue.The very basic difference is that an episode in an American cartoon can stand for itself an episode in anime tells a continuous story where you as a viewer is dependent on having seen earlier episodes.
Some anime run "forever," while some western cartoons get a 13 episode run. So while this is technically true, it's also worthless.This is also the reason why some American cartoons run forever while anime usually ends at one point or another. Some animes ends after 25 episodes, some end after 12.
Wow, I must be watching the wrong anime, then. Because the stuff I watch, characters often pause in the middle of a fight to exposit soliloquies that would have Shakepseare going "fuck's sake, man, get on with it!"Another big difference is that western culture is much more dependent on dialogue to tell a story than eastern culture is.
And keep in mind this is in a thread about Dragon Ball Z, a show which ran well over 200 episodes and was massively guilty of monologuing. I suppose exposition diarrhea could be symbolic of something, but really.