There is always this “nerd” argument that Anime made outside of Japan is not really anime.   There are many folks who would never give a show a second look if it wasn’t made in Japan.

What do you think?

Well to be honest I think it is somewhere in the middle.   There are obvious cultural aspects that are part of anime specifically in those slice of life type shows but when you start getting into fantasy and scifi I think the line is blurred and really doesn’t matter.

To be technical about it….most anime is made in Korea.  So technically it ain’t anime either IF your definition is that it must be made in Japan.  And if you notice recently China is coming in producing its own anime.

Things are changing.   To all you nerdy guys who are the “actually” guys/gals.  Give it up and get with the times.  :)

Anime is anime wherever it is made.

And remember at the end of the day Anime was inspired by American culture.

If you are making your own ahime RWBY to me seems like the one man standard you can reach.   It gives me a bar to reach.   After all this is a popular online anime.  I would love to be this popular.     So it is good to take a look at some criticism behind this internet animation.  This will give you some do’s and not to do’s.  So maybe you can make something even better.

 

 

I thought this was a great tutorial.  It shows how to use 3d reference to make an actual 2d animation.   If you have a hard time drawing this might be the way to do things if you want to do 2d.

Here is if you want to do more manga still frame comics

 

When writing your manga, animation, anime, comic, etc you really need to hook people from the beginning.    I found this awesome videos showing you how you need to hook folks in from the start.

 

Here is some more “watch the master” at work!   This has a great interview and was fun to watch Mighty Otaking work while chatting with PikaPetey.  There are a ton of gems in here so feel free to watch the recorded live stream!