Kionon wrote:When in doubt, err on the side of inclusion. Afterall, I don't think Teknokreet is very "anime-like" but it's anime, apparently. Animatrix is considered anime, and I would only consider maybe one of the stories to be "anime-like." So I grasp the problem, and my solution is to be inclusive when there is serious debate.
Most western animation does NOT fall under the "serious debate" label.
YES GOD YES.
Oh, and because I'd like to offer something more constructive than something you'd hear in a porn movie...
The site is called a-m-v.org. The goal is to catalog every AMV ever made. But what exactly is an AMV? Youtube seems to think that AMV's can include Asian inspired animations. The org seems to think that only japan-made anime is an AMV. Cons seem to be split on the issue.
I like what Kionon has to say though. What is the harm in allowing things like Avatar: The Last Airbender in? I mean, anime has a wide variety of weird shit and many different artistic styles. I think the org members should be capable of distinguishing things that are "anime like" and things that are not.
But because we need a rule like thing...
Animated commercial media (TV, OVAs & Movies)
In order for a video source to be confirmed as anime at this site, the following must hold true:
• Titles must be under the control of a Japanese company and be animated using traditional cell painting, CGI, or a combination of the two
• Titles must have premiered in Japan prior to being shown elsewhere
Examples: Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam, The Last Exile
• Titles that are derivatives of a Japanese anime (that meet the above criteria) but may have been reworked for the North American Market. These must use the original animation and/or characters and story.
Examples: Robotech, Battle of the Planets
* Titles that are derivatives of a Japanese styled art, which originated in a different market than Japan, but borrows from the Japanese style of animation. Examples: Avatar the Last Airbender, Teen Titans, Code Lyoko
All other animated Titles or non-animated Japanese titles shall be considered non-anime (any live action feature regardless of origin, animated features from any other country that lack the anime styled distinction, etc). Animated features that are produced outside of Japan even though the a Japanese company may be doing the animation (like Cyber-Six that is produced by Canada & France, but animated in Japan) will not be considered anime unless it meets the above listed criteria.
Examples: Spiderman, Thunderbirds, Simpsons, etc