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Is Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra anime?

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Started: 7/2/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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zackary425

Con

Hi, I'm Zackary and this is my first debate on this website.

I am a huge fan of Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, but I believe that Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, (ATLA and TLK respectively), should not be considered animes; but cartoons!

The definition of anime is as follows:
an"i"me [an-uh-mey]
noun
a Japanese style of motion-picture animation, characterized by highly stylized, colorful art, futuristic settings, violence, and sexuality.

The keyword here is Japanese. ATLA and TLK are both American made cartoons by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.

Because the shows are American made, it is clear to me that they are not animes, but cartoons!.

http://dictionary.reference.com...

http://en.wikipedia.org...

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CanWeKnow

Pro

This is somewhat of a semantic debate, but I'll give it a go anyhow.

The answer to this debate really comes down to one thing:
What is anime?



Con gives a conveniently limited interpretation of one definition. Here are two more definitions.

Anime: 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. (1)

animēshiyon: a cartoon film; an animated cartoon (2)

Of course, the term Anime isn't at all an English term. The Japanese coined the term Anime when converting animation into the Japanese animēshiyon. In Japan the term Anime is used to refer to all types of animēshiyon without geological or style restriction. In the Japanese language a cartoon is in fact anime. (3)

Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are both animated pictures and are therefore both anime.




Most importantly Con overlooks keywords in his own definition.

"The definition of anime is as follows:
an"i"me [an-uh-mey]
noun
a Japanese style of motion-picture animation, characterized by highly stylized, colorful art, futuristic settings, violence, and sexuality."

Con conveniently leaves out the word style from his argument's focus. With that in mind, we can clearly see that place of origin does not solely determine it's status as an anime. A style is not inherently limited to one geographical location. Just as hip-hop dancing is not limited to the ghettos of Detroit, or Opera music to Italy.

One look at Avatar: The Last Airbender or The Legend of Korra would cause most people to identify with it's Japanese style drawings and animation.





1.http://www.merriam-webster.com...
2.http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp...
3.http://animeyume.com...
Debate Round No. 1
zackary425

Con

zackary425 forfeited this round.
CanWeKnow

Pro

I think that pretty much says it all folks.

Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are both anime.

I have nothing to add, posting further would only reiterate my first argument.
Debate Round No. 2
zackary425

Con

zackary425 forfeited this round.
CanWeKnow

Pro

I would like to take this chance to thank all of those who read this debate and voted accordingly. Debate,org is nothing without it's community. You guys are great!


The resolution has been affirmed.

Pro met the BoP by describing how Avatar and Korra are both Japanese-style animations and therefore considered to be anime.
Con failed to cast any reasonable doubt upon my premises, failing to negate any of my statements.
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