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Old 2013-04-14, 19:52   Link #1
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"The Middle East's first anime"





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At Dubai's Middle East Film & Comic Con, Abu Dhabi's Alter Ego unveiled a look at what they're calling "the Middle East's first anime." While fans of the genre classics might prefer 2D mecha, their Torkaizer does look like a fun Go Nagai inspired adventure.

The production company, Alter Ego, was founded in Abu Dhabi. I think it is pretty cool that some anime inspired animation is coming from the Middle East.



http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-new...ts-first-anime
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Old 2013-04-14, 20:28   Link #2
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It actually looks great, just need to get used to the voices, which sounds nice enough. Especially that hot blooded TORKAIZEEEEEEER! that just really NAILS it

Hoping they do get a publisher for this series though. France managed to do some anime-styled titles, so why not this?

The random Japanese was an unusual surprise though
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Old 2013-04-14, 20:29   Link #3
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I posted this in Laugh a Day thread sometimes ago. Didn't think somebody would actually notice this.

I'm happy with this, but I kinda lament that this happens before my Ottoman mechas idea :/
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Old 2013-04-14, 21:49   Link #4
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Well it kind of looks like it belongs on the cartoon network
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Old 2013-04-14, 21:58   Link #5
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With '90s mecha anime cliches.
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Old 2013-04-14, 22:05   Link #6
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it's very narmy
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Old 2013-04-15, 01:59   Link #7
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Now, if only American animation could produce something like this...

And this is a very good step in the right direction. Finally, this kills the very notion that "anime has to be produced in Japan".

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Old 2013-04-17, 17:38   Link #8
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Nice trailer, and I have to tell you... The only thing this Middle-Eastern anime needs is a refinement from Japan. (with potential crossover and marketing to other countries other than Japan)
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Old 2013-04-17, 17:57   Link #9
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Now, if only American animation could produce something like this...
You mean like Avatar the Last Airbender?

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And this is a very good step in the right direction. Finally, this kills the very notion that "anime has to be produced in Japan".
But anime does have to be produced in Japan. Anime is a fan name for Japanimation.

Anyways this looks cool and I hope it is a success for them.
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Old 2013-04-17, 19:41   Link #10
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Don't want to play it down.... But it look more like A cartoon rather than anime for me....

Nothing in the quality itself of course, it looks great
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Old 2013-04-18, 01:34   Link #11
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Why did they put two lines of Japanese in there?
Oh and I like the mecha. Looks cool.
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Old 2013-04-18, 05:29   Link #12
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You mean like Avatar the Last Airbender?
No, even someone like me does not consider it to be anime... although, it is the closest thing to anime from America -- so far.

Actually, maybe that new Thundercats series. But I haven't bothered to watch it yet.
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Old 2013-04-19, 09:07   Link #13
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I can't wait for them to name the characters as Musa, Isa, Ishak, Daud, Sulaiman, Yunus, Yusuf, Ya'kob and Nuh.

Well Gundam 00 have Soran Ibrahim and Marina Ismail right?
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Old 2013-04-19, 11:10   Link #14
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Well Japan pretty much stared with Mecha leading the way in the 60s ("Astro Boy", "Gigantor" etc); so I'd say they are off to a good start in this regard.
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Old 2013-04-19, 12:08   Link #15
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That's great !

I usually find most anime-ish cartoons to be choppy at times (at least the Asian cartoons outside of Japan looks more astounding), but this one proves that Middle East has some capability at animating anime-ish productions with great skills ! The fact that my parents comes from North Africa suggests that I really need to watch this, and it will be even better if it actually airs on television instead of being a stalled production !
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Old 2013-04-20, 23:52   Link #16
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I'd question how "middle eastern" any company in Dubai really is, especially when their website is in English.

That said, I liked what I saw in the preview, though I found the spoken language a bit jarring (and I've read somewhere that the dialect used is a strange choice, due to limited understanding in the Arab world; though with no real knowledge of dialects and languages spoken there, and this being the internet....).

I also fail to see how this is any more "cartoony" than virtually any existing anime today.
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Old 2013-04-21, 00:27   Link #17
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Oh hey, it's not bad at all, especially when it's Middle East's first anime. Voice acting needs some polishing, but on the whole, a commendable attempt. The random Jap is a surprise though. Are they paying homage to Japanese anime? heh
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Old 2013-04-21, 01:18   Link #18
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That or that character is suppose to be Japanese. Some mecha expert or military/corperate advisor on drivable giant robots (as that is almost always a Japanese thing now in fiction).
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Old 2013-04-21, 01:34   Link #19
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This one looks more of an anime than avatar...
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Old 2013-04-21, 02:10   Link #20
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Oh hey, it's not bad at all, especially when it's Middle East's first anime. Voice acting needs some polishing, but on the whole, a commendable attempt. The random Jap is a surprise though. Are they paying homage to Japanese anime? heh
Y'know. If there's one thing Japanese animators are horrid at, it's emulating "foreigners". It was very apparent when I watched their rendition of X-Men.
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