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.
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT