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Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby randomuser2349 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:17 am

Was there any anime that you grew up with or otherwise watched that you didn't know was an anime until recently? For me, I used to watch In The Beginning a lot on EWTN, and I only recently found out it actually was an anime written by Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka. Was there any anime you watched before and had no idea it was an anime until recently?
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby Thunderscream872 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:51 am

When I was allot younger (like, back in 2002), I used to watch Transformers Armada and a little bit of G Gundam, Cyborg 009, Yu Yu Hakusho, Zoids, etc. Back then I didn't even know what anime was, or even that the shows were from Japan; but I did have enough sense to tell that the animation and "look" of these shows was different from He-Man or Justice League, or whatever other cartoon I was watching at the time.

I think I learned the term "anime" around 2005-ish, and since then there's really been no confusion. So, nothing recently.
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby IPv4 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:35 pm

I guess pokémon is anime? I remember seeing the movie "steamboy" which was kinda fun. I also saw animatrix when I was younger (that was probably not a good thing). Also it happened that my sibling (male or female - you guess) downloaded some anime that I dont know what name they had.

btw: I think that I knew these were animes :/
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby mysngoeshere56 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:19 pm

I learned what anime was when I was fairly young, so I believe the only animes I watched before I knew what anime was/that they were anime were Superbook, Pokemon, and Hello Kitty & Friends.
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby the_wolfs_howl » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:28 pm

When I was real little, I could tell that certain shows like Superbook and Heidi were somehow different from most animated shows and movies, but I didn't know why until much later. It also took me a reeeeeeeeeeeally long time to realize that Scamper the Penguin is actually anime. It's a bit hard to tell because the movie is mostly just about penguins, so the signature anime style is harder to trace. But once I realized that all the names in the credits were Japanese, everything suddenly made a lot more sense. No wonder the one human character never seemed to have very good lip synch!
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby artisticDreamer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:52 pm

Transformers Armada. I rewatched it, like, twice before figuring it out.
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby ClaecElric4God » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:43 am

the_wolfs_howl wrote:It also took me a reeeeeeeeeeeally long time to realize that Scamper the Penguin is actually anime. It's a bit hard to tell because the movie is mostly just about penguins, so the signature anime style is harder to trace. But once I realized that all the names in the credits were Japanese, everything suddenly made a lot more sense. No wonder the one human character never seemed to have very good lip synch!

Scamp.... what? Seriously? For some reason I am far more shocked about this than I should be. Granted, I haven't watched that since I was 6. But STILL. That's crazy...
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby Thunderscream872 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:03 pm

the_wolfs_howl wrote:It also took me a reeeeeeeeeeeally long time to realize that Scamper the Penguin is actually anime. It's a bit hard to tell because the movie is mostly just about penguins, so the signature anime style is harder to trace. But once I realized that all the names in the credits were Japanese, everything suddenly made a lot more sense. No wonder the one human character never seemed to have very good lip synch!


Oh, yeah that's right. I think someone told me it was Japanese a couple years ago. I was pretty shocked to find out it was. I don't really remember what the animation looked like. Its been a long time since I watched it last.
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby nln_rose » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:41 pm

I'd have to say Speed Racer. I was so young that I hadn't seen it in a long time when I found out what anime was. (I also didn't know that there were anime that old). I loved that series as a kid. I'll probably show it to my kids like my dad.
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby Hopechick » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:30 am

Totally Spies. I used to be obsessed with that show. -_- Ironically, what I didn't like about it was the art...awkward.
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby Banana Lobster » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:52 am

Pokemon. I used to watch it all the time when I was little, had NO idea that it was anime, or even what anime was.
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby mechana2015 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:03 pm

Hopechick,totally spies isn't anime, at least using the definition of a show made in Japan. It's a French show (though funny enough, the French term for animated cartoon can be "dessin animé").
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Re: Anime you didn't know was anime

Postby Nate » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:03 pm

Noozles and The Little Koala were anime and I had no clue.
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