Taka , well speaking of origin, all animated shows are called anime in japan (the word anime itself is an abbreviation of animation). And more importantly, this show looks like any other japanese anime artwise. Not only that, many sites on the internet is calling this an american anime (can't be said the same for Avatar)
I also see more and more people referring to anime based on the art style rather than origin. Cupid's Chocolate can be streamed on several pirated anime sites and most users call it Chinese anime since the art is like anime. So I'm not sure if origin matters anymore. I personally would suggest RWBY to be classified as anime based on artstyle (according to current perception of viewers from what I observe)
Here's Cupid's Chocolate, most non-anime viewers would call this an anime I think (because of art), whether it's from Japan or not. It definitely doesn't fit the description of what people think of cartoon
Well, that's what I meant by the style definition. When you have anime databases and Wikia sites, they would go with origin definition because it's clear cut and not subjective. Style is more an opinionated but broader than origin.
Hence, our Wikia goes by origin and this message board goes by style. Regardless, RWBY is going to be in the TV forum.
Honestly, I don't mind the arguments. This type of topic is pretty taboo in our community. I should tell you this. I know folks are pretty adamant on both sides and have valid points.
Taka, no problem, but we should be aware that current perception of anime among non-anime viewers (by which they distinguish it from cartoons, if they do) is largely by art style. The support for origin is rapidly diminishing as you see more anime styled shows from different countries like US and China (Cupid's Chocolates is Chinese btw) are now being called anime on various fan sites. And people in Japan call every animated thing Anime to begin with.
You're wrong on that. Like I said before, I only mentioned why those 2 definitions and how they are applied.
I don't take a side and merely talking about applications.
Hate to be off-topic
When you brought up other countries, they taking the influences but making their shows with their own nationality brand. I don't agree on your points because a native person will see it different compared to an outsider.
I'm a bit disappointed with RWBY. The music is great especially season 1. When you do battle music, you should balance it out enough for us to hear the characters and attacks. Otherwise, it's just an AMV. It's such a noisy cacophony so far in this season.
The city is pretty going to be overrun by monsters, Cinder's forces, and Adam's group. It was a good episode once in a while. If the videos that talk about the overworld in the series were meshed with the main series instead of acting like extras, this would make more sense.
There wasn't a new episode, just another extra that feels like a Blu-ray/DVD short. I usually dislike these because they used to them do world building and exposition which their main series severely lacks.
The story was about the hermit and four sisters name after the four seasons. It's cute yet a bit creepy since the hermit just watches the gals from his window. In the end, he gives them powers for them to do good things with ease.
The situation wasn't even dire for the teachers to stay behind to protect their students while they leave. Didn't make sense. Would like to see the battle with two groups.
James Ironwood's decision was kind of faulty and forced. He asked the students to make their own decision, protect the city or retreat to save yourselves. He didn't offer any order or ask the students to help with evacuation or defenses.
The hacking of robot army is a bit of cliche thing. It was introduced in the episode where Crow and Winter made their debut. Crow's words hinted at it. It was pretty much begging for it. It was predictable that the control of the city is going to keep going awful. How did Ruby find the ship Roman was on? That was oddly convenient.