Debatably, but most people say not. The usual marker that I've seen people use for whether or not something is anime is where it was made. Japan = anime. Everywhere else = not anime.
Well, whatever. it kicks ass anyways... I like, never watch anime except for once a week at school when we have club day, but i've seen Howl's Moving Castle, My Friend Totoro, and Kiki's Delivery Service. Howl's Moving Castle was the best.
Throughout my life I have really liked, Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Digimon & Beyblade. Nowadays I just stick to Yu-Gi-Oh. I'm really picky about my anime. When I was younger when Yu-Gi-Oh was just airing on YTV, I wanted to find a new game to play. Yu-Gi-Oh intrigued me enough to get my first pack & i've been a fan ever since. I have recently finishedthe English dub series. I jave no urge to watch the spin-off series. Has anyone seen Yu-Gi-Oh the Abridged Series? That whole series is full of win. SO funny. Dan you 4Kids!!
As for mange the ones I enjoy the most are Vampire Doll, Bloodsucker, Petshop of Horrors & the obvious favorite Legend of Zelda. I am a huge horror fan so I enjoy the more scary mangas. I've also always been a vampire fan (BEFORE Twilight) and finding select manga about them is quite nice.
I just rented Castle in the Sky (haven't watched yet) and bought a copy of Nausica of the Valley of the Wind. Nausica kicked ass.
Oh, and i finally watched Spirited Away last weekend. Saw it three times already.
Hayao Miyazaki films are just...amazing. That's all I can say about them. Half of them don't make sense but they're all amazing and almost all extremely awesome.
Howl's Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa, and Spirited Away are the best ones.
"Tell me, little automaton...how is it that you have this much energy?"
"I've got a lot to fight for, and I have nothing left to lose. ...And I'm not an automaton."
Is Princess Monoke a Miyazaki film as well?? Just asking because the animation is so similar to Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle.
Yes, Mr. Hayao Miyazaki was the director behind:
Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Castle in the Sky
My Neighbour Totoro
Kiki's Delivery Service
Howl's Moving Castle
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
"But I don't want to go among mad people." "Oh, you can't help that. We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" "You must be, or you wouldn't have come here."