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6:05 pm, May 11 2020
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Now what makes an anime?

Has anyone ideas how to best word the options for such a poll? Submit them here:
https://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

I´ll do it if no one can be found but I don´t have the best way to approach this yet.

CG anime like the 3 Resident Evil films are anime but you know... and what about Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within? Is it less of an "anime" than Advent Children?

Productions like Animaniacs, Clone Wars or Legend of Korra had some eps outsourced to Japan for animation.

Shows like Star Wars Resistance that was fully animated by Polygon under contract but it wasn´t advertised as anime.

Co-productions like Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline, Highlander: The Search for Vengeance or the CG Starship Troopers. Stuff like Maya the Honey Bee also somewhat fits here.

Anime that were specifically done for the foreign market like G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 or Street Fighter Alpha: Generations.

Cartoons like Castlevania that are called anime by the media/their production companies but they technically don´t meet the required criteria due to not being done by Japanese people/companies.

And what about the predominantly CG films from Hollywood like Alita: Battle Angel or Speed Racer that clearly adapt their source material in a recognizable way. Argh... when even is anime?
Good luck coming up with a descending order.

Edit: What else needs to be considered? Japanese VR attractions (GitS: Arise has one) and CG attractions like Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D come to mind.

Transformers had seasons that were done just for the US by the Japanese teams which lead to different Gen 1 related canons in Japan and the US.

We also have canon changing recuts like Robotech or Voltron and the extreme example of Warriors of the Wind. Thx Harvey Weinstein.

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1:01 am, May 15 2020
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I'm not going to say my age, but I wish to one day be one of the 71+ year olds out there still reading manga

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2:57 am, May 15 2020
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Got into manga when the Naruto Shippuden filler/slow pacing got out of hand so pretty much right away in 2007.

Started cataloguing them here in 2008 when I couldn’t keep track anymore.

Im 26 now and still read at least once a week.

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View I can't believe it's already been 7 years since i first started using this site. I love how many series this site keeps in its database. It's irreplaceable to me at this point. This site even inspired me to pick up scanlating for a bit. I'm 24 now and can see myself continuing to use this site for the foreseeable future.

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1:01 am, May 16 2020
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I'm 70+ !

I started reading manga 11 years ago, because I was sick of American media and had had a yearning to learn more about Japan since I saw some samurai movies 50 years ago, but Japan is a very mysterious place in standard American media, and has always been.

Eleven years ago I stumbled on MangaPark, and realized I could learn a lot about Japan just by consuming its fun media.

Then I realized as I read some that a lot of manga goes far beyone anything made in the USA in creativity. I still love a lot of manga, though not the "called to another world" type much. I think that's totally a young person's taste.


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21-23. Started reading western comics and manga as a kid when my older siblings would bring them home from the library. Comic reading is about the only hobby I've consistently kept up on all these years, and I don't intend to quit any time soon. 🙂

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