Is MY LITTLE PONY Anime?!?! - - THE VICE PIT

Topic started by AV_Staff on Jan. 30, 2013. Last post by Obsidian609 1 year, 5 months ago.
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    Post by Lowcashbro (2 posts) See mini bio Level 7

    To quote Daniel Bryan.

    NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

    Post by rubberluffy (570 posts) See mini bio Level 16

    It's a show for little girls, and bronies are creepy.

    Post by AgentJ (1,545 posts) See mini bio Level 13

    My Little Pony is as much an anime as Batman: The Animated Series was. I'll let people make their own conclusions from there.

    Post by Acura_Max (2,323 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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    Friendship is always magical when you're friends with Sam Weller.

    Post by Kelleth (7,777 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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    Flash animated so yes as in cartoon, but no for anime.

    Post by Kino88 (191 posts) See mini bio Level 6

    nope, not by my definition of the word,

    and ever since I became an Anime fan I have grown a bit uneasy watching American toons, even some of the stuff I grew up with like Animaniacs or Batman no longer charms me the same way they might have when I was a kid, one might say they almost feel kinda..... foreign to me now,

    however I do agree with Sam, some people just like Anime, and some people just like animation in general,

    I just happen to fall in to camp A,

    Post by Destinyheroknight (10,180 posts) See mini bio Level 21

    MLP is an Anime (technically), all Cartoon are technically are

    I fell out of MLP fandom awhile ago, I guess it was a phase for me

    Anyway, I like all kind of shows, but the ones I really like happen to be anime

    Post by sickVisionz (4,238 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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    MLP is 0% anime.

    Post by AgentJ (1,545 posts) See mini bio Level 13

    @Destinyheroknight: Time to put up an Adventure Time page on Anime Vice? How about Phineas and Ferb? Do you truly believe all animation is Anime?

    Post by Destinyheroknight (10,180 posts) See mini bio Level 21

    @AgentJ:

    Yes, all Cartoons are Animes and all Animes are Cartoons. The only difference is they are made in different countries. Well technically, some of them are send to a different country to be finish (Korea or sometime Japan). I always wonder why we have special name for Anime, but don't have any special name for other animation from a different country (it usually just cartoons)

    Fun fact: Some of the specials animation from the first My Little Pony was by Toei Animation (so technically you call that Anime)

    Post by Marshal Victory (1,944 posts) See mini bio Level 13

    Hopeful what ever real illness that has befallen Tom is mild an brief.

    Now Sam while true friendship can be magic.An in some cases necromancy .But um the My Little Pony border thier was a step to far.A line was crossed.... eyes were harmed by the pastel ponies.

    The same argument could have been made with Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt .More importantly my eyes would not have been tortured by pastel hell!

    ...just sayn.

    Post by sickVisionz (4,238 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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    @Destinyheroknight said:

    @AgentJ:

    Yes, all Cartoons are Animes and all Animes are Cartoons. The only difference is they are made in different countries.

    There is a reason we use the Japanese term "anime" rather than calling it all just cartoons. All animation is not anime and pretty much nobody uses the term in that way. You may very well be the only person that would label Steamboat Willie or Rocky and Bullwinkle as anime.

    Post by Destinyheroknight (10,180 posts) See mini bio Level 21

    @sickVisionz:

    Anime is short for animation in Japanese. So yeah, to them Steamboat Willie is anime.

    Post by YotaruVegeta (538 posts) See mini bio Level 12

    The plural of anime is anime, BTW, folks.

    Post by AgentJ (1,545 posts) See mini bio Level 13

    @Destinyheroknight said:

    @sickVisionz:

    Anime is short for animation in Japanese. So yeah, to them Steamboat Willie is anime.

    To them, yes. But not to us. If you pick up a "how to draw anime" book at Barnes and Noble, they don't have Mickey Mouse examples. The anime section at Best Buy or Frys does not have Animaniacs. Anime is one of many words that has seen it's meaning change as the culture it is used in changes. And using the "traditional Japanese meaning" doesn't do anyone any good. Because frankly, I don't have any interest in adding those pages to the database here on Animevice.

    Merriam Webster's definition:

    a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes
    Post by Destinyheroknight (10,180 posts) See mini bio Level 21

    @AgentJ:

    Merriam Webster's definition:

    Japanese, animation, short for animēshiyon, from English

    It should be to all, the word Anime was only created by Anime fans to try to separate from the word Cartoons because they don't want people to think they are watching Cartoons. So the word was corrupted over the years and we got the wrong definition

    Post by AgentJ (1,545 posts) See mini bio Level 13

    @Destinyheroknight said:

    @AgentJ:

    Merriam Webster's definition:

    Japanese, animation, short for animēshiyon, from English

    It should be to all, the word Anime was only created by Anime fans to try to separate from the word Cartoons because they don't want people to think they are watching Cartoons. So the word was corrupted over the years and we got the wrong definition

    "Corrupted"? That is how every new word in the history of language has been made. They needed a meaning for something they couldn't otherwise express easily, and one was made. Webster's recognizes it (and you know they look into the history and origins of a word). It is the natural process. Not a "corruption".

    Post by Destinyheroknight (10,180 posts) See mini bio Level 21

    @AgentJ:

    Merriam Webster's definition:

    a departure from the original or from what is pure or correct

    We already have a word for it (it call cartoons or animation)

    Post by AgentJ (1,545 posts) See mini bio Level 13

    @Destinyheroknight said:

    @AgentJ:

    Merriam Webster's definition:

    a departure from the original or from what is pure or correct

    We already have a word for it (it call cartoons or animation)

    That doesn't specify what sort of animation it is though. And I feel like you know that. To say "Japanese Animation" is seven syllables, a ridiculous number for two words. Anime is nice and simple. For someone that I assume values the Japanese culture, you don't seem to be familiar with the country's propensity to condense words, often creating new meanings in the process.

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