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Is Avatar: The Last Airbender Anime? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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Published on Jan 29, 2014

What IS Anime? After binge watching the american produced Avatar: The Last Airbender & Avatar: Legend of Korra, the question seems more complicated. The general consensus in the west is that anime is a product of Japanese culture, and TRUE anime can only come from Japan. But would it blow your mind that in Japan, ANYTHING animated is anime (including Family Guy)?! So what defines anime - visual and tonal style? Geographic borders? Is there a reason to keep the definition of anime limited? Watch the episode to find out!

Miyazaki:
https://twitter.com/animeresearch/sta...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/artic...

Torkeizer
https://twitter.com/HamadKA/status/42...
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news...

Thanks to Griffin for his thoughts and comments on this episode.

And special thanks to Funimation!!! Watch tons of great anime here:
http://www.funimation.com

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"Europe" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
"Carry on Carillon" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Level 5: Room for the Homeless
http://bit.ly/10N0Ykm
"Bouncy Castle" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
":P" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Binaerpilot "Geeks"
http://bit.ly/10N0UBf
"Squarehead" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Chiptune - Kenzalol
http://bit.ly/15vKwpN


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