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So I've noticed that everyone seems to be jumping on the anime meets the West bandwagon, making hybridization the new hip thing. Just in the past month we've had news of:

1. An Akira live action film produced by/starring Leonardo DiCaprio

2. CG Astro Boy starring that kid who was in The Spiderwick Chronicles, directed by the guy who did Flushed Away

3. Stan Lee teaming up with the mangaka of Shaman King

4. And today's news - Disney and Madhouse creating a Lilo & Stich spinoff

And of course the whole OEL thing and people using the term "manga" to apply to work that is definitely NOT manga.

What should I make of this, /a/? Is this just a fad? Should I be worried that eventually anime will just be some weird cross-breed and we'll fondly remember the days when it came from Japan?

TLDR: Anime/manga... IN AMERICA! Good or bad?
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It's called Hollywood is out of ideas so they need to leech some more.
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>>10069791
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Where is my pokemon live action movie?
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American media misses the point of why people prefer anime over shitty TV. Although ironically, american television is getting good (Sopranos, Lost, BSG, etc) around the same time that Japan has started to run out of ideas.
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no matter what we'll always be elitist assholes.
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America ruins everything, just like president.

Anime for Japan only.
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>>10069806
Are you telling me that playing cardgames on motorbikes is Japan running out of ideas?
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If my hobbies become mainstream, it detracts from them. I'll have to find something else to do to remain obscure, keep my edge.
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>TLDR: Anime/manga... IN AMERICA! Good or bad?
BAD. BAD. BAD. DO NOT WANT.

Japanese animation and comics have their own great things.

Western animation and comics have their own great things.

I'd rather have the best of both worlds than some stupid mixture.
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Anime meets the west.
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>>10069806

>>American media misses the point of why people prefer anime over shitty TV.

How so? I think Hollywood is being very savvy. They're seeing what all the kids are into and capitalizing on it. Unfortunately this may mean they don't give a shit about the original material.
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>>10069838
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>Disney and Madhouse creating a Lilo & Stich spinoff
Wait, what?
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>>10069825
Enjoy having hobbies that no one else does.
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>>10069878
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-06/disney-madhouse-to-make-stitch-show-for-japanese-tv
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>>10069836

Do they ever? Remember how every comic book movie was total shit until recently? The old supermans for fucks sake...
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>>10069836
>they don't give a shit about the original material.

Not really. depending on your outlook on it.
A lot of directors and actors are weeaboo nowadays. The guys who did the Matrix had GITS homages all over it.
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>>10069859
But your father is a transvestite so yeah.
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>>10069878

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-06/disney-madhouse-to-make-stitch-show-for-japanese-tv

Except it'll be Hanako & Stitch. Or more likely, Hanako to Sutichi.
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>>10069898
What the fuck? First they ruin powerpuff girls, now they ruin Stich?
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>>10069938
Let's just hope Disney keeps a close watch on Madhouse and doesn't give it a blank check like McCracken did with Toei and PPGZ.
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>>10069898
>>10069893
Wow. Is this going to air on the Disney Channel in Japan, or is it going to be on the typical anime channels?
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OP is perhaps far too young to remember, but it has always been so.
Anime and Western entertainment have never been entirely mutually exclusive, although some of the pairings have always left me a little dumbfounded.
Pic pretty much related.
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>>10069938
Not "ruin" exactly. More like "making it Japanese so they can have a good audience"

Therefore it will probably never see the light of day in America.
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OP is perhaps far too young to remember, but it has always been so.
Anime and Western entertainment have never been entirely mutually exclusive, although some of the pairings have always left me a little dumbfounded.
Pic pretty much related.
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>>10069978
Most likely an anime channel. I'm assuming they already have Lilo & Stitch dubbed in japanese.

I cried at the movie ;_;
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One, they infinitely improved powerpuff girls to appeal to a lolicon group.

two, manga is the japanese word for comics.

if you had ARCHIE in japan it would be called a manga.

MOTHERFUCKING ARCHIE.

THREE, this "east meets west" thing is no different than that one time spiderman 1 turned out to be really good so they released a fuckload of other superhero movies, INCLUDING BATMAN BEGINS.

All this shit is Hollywood being Hollywood.
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Lets not forget the Batmanime Coming soon.
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There may be more Anime/Disney crossbreeds, but if that's going to happen I'm sure there'll be more Batman/Animatrix shit. I mean, it's better than all anime suddenly becoming only for kids, right?
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>>10070030
>INCLUDING BATMAN BEGINS.
Which lead to Madhouse, IG, and 4C doing BATMANIME, FUCK YEAH!
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Fucking Amerikkka.
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What are you guys bitching about.

Outsourcing to Asia has been going on since the early 90s.

Unless of course you're talking about capitalizing on already popular franchises, which, would likely suck regardless of the type of animation style or director they chose if it wasn't the original (and even that won't gaurentee any quality).

Using at tripcode since everyone else seems to think we give two shits about their collective opinions.
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>>10070030
>they infinitely improved powerpuff girls to appeal to a lolicon group.
It still sucks ass.
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>>10070017

OP here.

I'm perfectly aware that there's always been some crossover with Japanese creators influencing US artists and vice versa. The most obvious example being Osamu Tezuka and Disney.

But I think it's been taken to a whole new level now that anime has practically become mainstream. You never used to need the word OEL to distinguish real manga from stuff drawn in a "manga style" (whatever that is).
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>>10070030
People in japan use "comikku" too.

Second of all, its mostly Hollywood pulling down their pants and letting Japan sodomize them.

In the documentary "Anime: drawing a revolution" they were deep throating Japan's cock.
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New eps where
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>>10070091
Comics and cartoons used to be awesome in the past, now animes are the new wave.

Who knows, from 10 years Europe will create new animated cartoons and everyone will be all over it.
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>>10070030
>they infinitely improved powerpuff girls
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Do any of you honestly believe that America will have any success in xenophobic Japan?

There will always been Japanese anime.
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>>10070153
>Do any of you honestly believe that America will have any success in xenophobic Japan?
What? Yes. How ignorant can you possibly be? Japanese are not going to go "This shit came from America! We don't want it!"

Disney/Pixar movies are regularly huge sellers.
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>>10070136
And it's not the first time they've tortured us by delaying Avatar. Fucking Nickelodeon.
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>>10070147
for pedos like me, yes.
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>There will always been Japanese anime.

Is now a meme.
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>>10070167
The wait for season 3 was inhuman.
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Wee/a/boos and /co/ elitists are just as bad. There's NOTHING wrong with japanese and western comic artists/animators cooperating; both have their strengths and weaknesses and the results could be interesting.

Personally I'd love to see Hiroyuki Imaishi work with a huge western budget
>>10070153
Japan's pretty racist but they don't seem to mind western media. Ratatouille was insanely popular there.
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>>10070177
Case in point ratatouille being at the top of the charts for fucking MONTHS
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>>10070153
uh, yeah. japan loves all kinds of american things, like star wars and james bond. they don't like the 360 because its a shitty console.
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>http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-06/disney-madhouse-to-make-stitch-show-for-japanese
-tv

Wow, Disney. I never knew you could make me hate you even more.

First you stop making 2D movies. Then you fucked up Kingdom Hearts 2 and made all emo and BAWWWWWWWWWW. And now this.

Fuck you Disney. Fuck you.
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>>10070177
Avatar failed, but then again it was trying too hard to be anime.
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>3. Stan Lee teaming up with the mangaka of Shaman King

why couldn`t Stan Lee team up with someone who ISN`T a giant pile of fail
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>>10070147
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>>10070206
Disney has a 2D movie in production. The emo shit was Square enix's doing, and Lilo and Stitch will be for small japanese children.
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>>10070167
>>10070206

is it my imagination or does /a/ just get younger and younger?
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Do you know how long I have been waiting for another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Superman Legend OAV to come out?

I say this is good news.
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>>10070212
Avatar failed because it was on a channel no one has and it had shitty no name voice actors.
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>>10070206
>fucked up Kingdom Hearts 2
might want to look at the faggot with the belt and bishie fetish for that one.
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>>10070091

Even earlier. Go take a look at the OP's for Silverhawks, Thundercats, Mighty Orbots (which was directed by Osamu Dezaki) and Galaxy Rangers.

It's weird because I REALLY hate to see the anime industry try to make things that appeals to Americans even though I'm a big Hippocrate and like to draw my own characters.
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>>10070206
>First you stop making 2D movies.
They re-opened their animation studio. Thank fucking God.

Their new movie is about a black princess. I won't be seeing it, but at least it's a start. Their newest animation short was absolutely hilarious, and wonderfully animated.
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>>10070254
Your imagination. Avatar might be primarily aimed at children, but its demographic is much broader than you may think it is.
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>>10070258

Avatar has the best voice actors because they sound just like Charlie Brown and Lucy.
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>3. Stan Lee teaming up with the mangaka of Shaman King

WUT
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This is it guys. This is what we have been waiting for.

The final nail to the coffin.
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>>10070279
But at least they could've made Aang's voice sound more boyish. He sounds like a 12 year old girl.
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ITS OVER SONY IS FINISHED
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>>10070316

>>Second - what the fuck is this tread doing in /a/?

Did you miss the part where/a/ = Anime & Manga?
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>>10070269
I saw that too! Small world. And yes, it was funny for kickin' it old school.

Second - what the fuck is this tread doing in /a/?
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>>10070258
What the hell? The voice actors in Avatar are fucking pro.
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>>10069758
>3. Stan Lee teaming up with the mangaka of Shaman King
sauce?
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>>10070320

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-03/marvel-stan-lee-shaman-king-takei-to-join-forces
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>>10070334
They perfected everything in season 3.
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>>10070415
I dunno I watch the original
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>>10070392
Japans up to season 3 already?
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>>10070359

Holy penis.

This has "epic potential" written all over it.
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>>10070334
BOKU NO AANG
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>>10070426
Oh, because I was talking about the Japanese version. Hence why I put "its on a channel no one has"
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>>3. Stan Lee teaming up with the mangaka of Shaman King

Only good thing I see. I would like to see more mangka re imagining some American heroes like Nihei.
>>10069799
DOne well and I think I might just die from over orgasming.
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>>10070153

They dislike foreign people, not foreign stuff.
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i hope they merge southpark with anime... the chinpokomon episode was awesome, and the other one where they were ninjas
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>>10070517

>They dislike foreign people, not foreign money.

Fixed.
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>>10070359

>X-Men shōjo
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>>10070812
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Moetan for Ameikkkans
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>>10070139
>Who knows, from 10 years Europe will create new animated cartoons and everyone will be all over it

This would be great. You could depend on the diversity in Europe to provide all kinds of different cartoons. France could do the artistic, pretentious stuff, Germany could do hot-blooded or social commentary stuff, and Russia could take over as the "LOL WUT" factor.
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Southpark + anime? na ah it was funny when gainax did the short skit in FLCL but morphing them? DO NOT WANT!
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>>10071088 France could do the artistic, pretentious stuff
Like Inspector Gadget, amirite?
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>>10071088 Russia could take over as the "LOL WUT" factor.

Oh shit yes, wanna see some Russian shit, after seeing the LOLWUTFUCKWIN of Night Watch.
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>>10071339
But Night Watch sucks.
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Anime will eventually become a controlled substance.
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DAVID RICE DOES NOT APPROVE.
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>>10071467
NICE NOSE
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>>10071489
THANKS
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>>10071501
Are you sure you aren't talking about Israel, Japan?



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