If I had my druthers
If I had my preference.
This is an American phrase and not used widely elsewhere. People elsewhere in the world might want to know what druthers are, as the phrase conveys otherwise. Druthers is a shortening of 'would rathers'. The phrase originated in the late 19th century and is first cited in the January 1870 edition of Overland monthly and Out West magazine, in a story called Centrepole Bill, by George F. Emery:
"If I was a youngster, I 'drather set up in any perfession but a circus-driver, but a man can't always have his 'drathers."
Druthers, as opposed to its earlier variant drathers, is traced back to 1876 in Dialect Notes:
"Bein's I caint have my druthers an' set still, I cal'late I'd better pearten up an' go 'long."
Kionon wrote:The second.
I don't advocate the use of everything. If I had my druthers, I would allow non-Japanese manga-ka and animators where if you didn't know any better, you would assume that the person was a Japanese artist.
Rivkah, Tavi, Jan Scott Frazier, Christopher Butler all come to mind...
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.
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
mirkosp wrote:then you have shows like bakemonogatari which calling animation is almost an euphemism since it's mostly static images and text
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