X-Men: Evolution, anime?

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X-Men: Evolution (is there a way to abbreviate that?) is an anime. This is because it's made by Madhouse. Even though it does not look like anime and we don't think of it as one, it still is because of this fact.

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  • Sep 20, 2005

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tell NotT.... What is madhouse? I dont think X-men:E is an anime... Not sure why...

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  • Sep 20, 2005

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Madhouse is an anime studio. They made X-TV and Cardcaptors off the top of my head.

  • Sep 20, 2005

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It`s not anime!!...I have like every episode in tape...and it is not anime..and well..it doesn`t mean that the same studio did it!!

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  • Sep 20, 2005

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is madhouse based in japan. if not it is not anime. anime is japan animation. if it is not based in japan, then it is not anime.

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Was it made in Japan?
Was it originally in Japanese?
Does it have Japanese References?
Is the company based in Japan?

If the answer to the first 2 is yes, then it is 100% anime by definition. If you could answer these questions it would help out a lot...please? Thanks. If you can't, I'd understand.

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  • Sep 20, 2005

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Quote by smilebitis madhouse based in japan. if not it is not anime. anime is japan animation. if it is not based in japan, then it is not anime.


you know, there are also animes and mangas that are made in america. it doesn't necessarily need to be japanese; its the work itself that's important.

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  • Sep 20, 2005

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Quote by mahkohimeWas it made in Japan?Was it originally in Japanese?
Does it have Japanese References?Is the company based in Japan?
If the answer to the first 2 is yes, then it is 100% anime by definition. If you could answer these questions it would help out a lot...please? Thanks. If you can't, I'd understand.

Made in Japan: Yes

Originally in Japanese: No
(But in response to this, neither was the Animatrix, nor was Blood: the Last Vampire, and
maybe even Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.)

Japanese References and Japanese Based: Yes

  • Sep 20, 2005
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Well I cant find X-Men: Evolution at ANN or Anime Info so I guess they dont consider it anime either.

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Quote by NotTWell I cant find X-Men: Evolution at ANN or Anime Info so I guess they dont consider it anime either.

True, but it doesn't have Starship Troopers either, which John from AnimeNation does consider an anime.

Also, X-Men: Evolution is mentioned in Newtype USA, August 2003 issue (volume 2, number 3) in an article about Madhouse.

  • Sep 20, 2005

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I was under the impression that XME was made by Phil Roman Studios (pehaps they just distributed it? I can't remember... :sweat: ).

I'll probably be strung up for this by the purists, but I generally classify XME as an early "American pseudo-anime," that is, an animation which was done by American companies for an American audience yet borrows some stylistic elements from anime. More recent examples of this would be Teen Titans, Hi-Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Avatar, and W.I.T.C.H, and European equivalents might be Code Lyoko or Winx Club.

Admitedly, some of the actual animation work was done overseas (Korea, I believe, but I could be wrong again; it may well have been Japan), but it was made primarily for an American audience, so in that respect it is not really anime. On the other hand, the show did seem (to me at least) to be influenced by anime in a few ways. One example is in the charater designs, which look like an east-west fusion of sorts. Another is the continuing storyline which focuses both on action and emotion, not something seen very often in American TV animation until recently. However, this was also true in the preceeding X-Men animation from the early 90's, and having never read any of the classic comics, I can only guess that this mix of action and emotion is a long-time part of the franchise.

One silly thing that made it feel like an anime to me was the voice work done for the show by the Ocean Group, which has also done work for Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha, at least two Gundam series, and other shows. Now, who does the voice work dosen't make a show an anime or not, but still... (Yeah, I said it was a silly reason. :sweat: )

Well, there's my two cents on the matter. I hope I didn't bore anyone... ^_^'

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I don't think it's anime...

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Quote by EchoChanI was under the impression that XME was made by Phil Roman Studios (pehaps they just distributed it? I can't remember... :sweat: ).
I'll probably be strung up for this by the purists, but I generally classify XME as an early "American pseudo-anime," that is, an animation which was done by American companies for an American audience yet borrows some stylistic elements from anime. More recent examples of this would be Teen Titans, Hi-Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Avatar, and w.i.t.c.h, and European equivalents might be Code Lyoko or Winx Club.
Admitedly, some of the actual animation work was done overseas (Korea, I believe, but I could be wrong again; it may well have been Japan), but it was made primarily for an American audience, so in that respect it is not really anime. On the other hand, the show did seem (to me at least) to be influenced by anime in a few ways. One example is in the charater designs, which look like an east-west fusion of sorts. Another is the continuing storyline which focuses both on action and emotion, not something seen very often in American TV animation until recently. However, this was also true in the preceeding X-Men animation from the early 90's, and having never read any of the classic comics, I can only guess that this mix of action and emotion is a long-time part of the franchise.
One silly thing that made it feel like an anime to me was the voice work done for the show by the Ocean Group, which has also done work for Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha, at least two Gundam series, and other shows. Now, who does the voice work dosen't make a show an anime or not, but still... (Yeah, I said it was a silly reason. :sweat: )
Well, there's my two cents on the matter. I hope I didn't bore anyone... ^_^'

I believe it's the other way around, it's anime, but it was designed to look like a normal cartoon, if a little, tiny bit more mature. If they wanted a psuedo-anime, they would've taken the avenue of Teen Titans or the like, where the visual style is clearly different from normal cartoons. In addition, look at the show structure. It was 2 seasons, very plot based and self contained, something that the anime-emulators did not pick up but is a part of real anime.

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  • Sep 20, 2005

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Quote by ShrinkNerv4EvaOh and you're boring no one, or at least not boring me. I find this really interesting.

Why, thank you! :) I sometimes type too much on forums, so I worry that I'm overdoing it. ^_^'
Two seasons? I thought it was four... It's been so blasted long since I've seen it, and at any rate I never got to see all of it! T_T Oh, well...

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Quote by smilebitis madhouse based in japan. if not it is not anime. anime is japan animation. if it is not based in japan, then it is not anime.


you know, there are also animes and mangas that are made in america. it doesn't necessarily need to be japanese; its the work itself that's important.

once again. anime is a word used to describe japanese animation, and manga a japanese grahpic novel/comic.

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I think you should put up a poll.

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I wouldn't consider it an anime, even though madhouse made it. madhouse has made quite a fewthings, or at least has been involved with them.

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  • Sep 20, 2005

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I think X-Men Evolution is a nice program, but I don`t think there is an anime because is based in a american comic, perhaps, if this is an anime I think that the animation and the graphics could be better

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Quote by NotTI think you should put up a poll.

I don't know how to make a poll :(

Quote by RedimerI think X-Men Evolution is a nice program, but I don`t think there is an anime because is based in a american comic, perhaps, if this is an anime I think that the animation and the graphics could be better

But then, how do you explain the Animatrix, based off of an American idea, or Starship Troopers, which I think was based off of an obscure American comic?

  • Sep 21, 2005

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it's very confusing... x_x

  • Sep 21, 2005

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Quote by crypthisit's very confusing... x_x

What's so confusing?

  • Sep 22, 2005

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It is anime styled but not considered anime by many of the people in this forum. Like some one else said, all anime is not from japan. Korea has their own anime (see Skyblue: http://forum.minitokyo.net/showthread/32018/ ) as an example.

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I'm with anyone who said no, which happens to be just about everyone else who posted here except ShrinkNerv4Eva, for reasons already stated.

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It would be great if they did The Age of Apocalypse as an anime. I mean because the series is shorter than most X-Men stories. They can do a special and keep the quality super high and detail extra special. I think the art for AOA is the best. BTW, I'm talking about the AOA back around 1995.

  • Sep 23, 2005

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