True or False: Anime films are not cinema

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Poll: True or False: Anime films are not cinema (40 votes)

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#1  Edited By Gurney88

Animation is not cinematography so no, anime movies aren't cinema.

That doesn't mean they're any less great. (I know this isn't from a movie.)

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@gurney88 said:

Animation is not cinematography so no, anime movies aren't cinema.

That doesn't mean they're any less great.

Pretty much this

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I'm not a big fan of anime but I will say that it should be counted as cinema, in the same way that The Lion King should and Toy Story should.

"Film, also known as cinema, a movie or motion picture, is a form of visual art used to simulate experiences that communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere by means of recorded or programmed moving images along with other sensory stimulations."

Images don't have to be photographs.

In any case, a film, or cinema only needs to use recorded visual images and other sensory stimulations to evoke a certain idea, feeling or atmosphere, so yes, anime should indeed be considered cinema.

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@bayman007:

Hell, even normal movies are to an extent animated. It's a sequence of photographs, those images don't move by themselves, so to call animation "not cinema" is frankly ridiculous IMO.

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Anime films are more cinema than disney!

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#7  Edited By Mrnoital

Studio Ghibli

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Pretty darn false

Try telling that to someone like Hayao Miyazaki

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Well, If MCU flims aren't cinema then neither are anime flims.

Seriously, it depends on which anime Flims you are talking about. But I think most of them aren't.

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@gurney88: Yôichi Ôgami is the cinematographer of Cowboy Bebop, so no.

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Some feel like they are and some don't.

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They are cinema.

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They are not, they are better.

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Looks like cinematography to me...

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