Well, only in connotation in the US. Remember, the way we use the word 'anime' is a corruption of its actual meaning. Anime of course is just the Japanese term for animated shows- EVERYTHING that is anime. So, Mickey Mouse is just as much anime as Inu Yasha. So yes, of course there can be Chinese anime, as well as Korean anime and French anime and Brazilian anime, etc. But if you specifically limit your usage to mean 'animation from Japan only', then Chinese anime is a misnomer. The problem with that though is one of limits or specifications. Most people identify anime by visual style- big eyes, small mouth, wild hair shape and color, heavy use of motion or action lines (much heavier than our character animation), and some other smaller things. But what about when you encounter the massive amount of anime that doesn't meet those visual indicators- does it count as anime even though it is completely different, but still primarily created in Japan? Or what about shows or productions that are NOT primarily created in Japan but are almost identical to that visual style? Are those shows anime or not?
Imo, it's best not to even segregate what is and isn't anime just based on its country of origin.
Ah, I honestly just see cartoons as cartoons. If I like it for whatever style it has to offer, great, I'll definitely look into that specific series of toons more thoroughly. After all, discrimination of cartoons based on era, company, or country is definitely not wise, as every good cartoon has its own unique style, which should never be considered related to others in a similar visual style, made by the same animators, etc. But to focus on the main topic, I don't honestly know any cartoons made in China. Ah, well!
As much as I love the traditional style of cartoons, two dimensional characters can be rather frustrating sometimes. Exhibit A:
Well, up till now there aren't many that have made it to our shores. But, one of the eligible for nomination films in the Animated Feature category at the coming Oscars is indeed a full length feature from China. I think the industry is starting to gain ground there; before it has always just been a place where work was farmed out for other shows, much like Korea. The Korean industry is starting to mature some itself as well, actually. Of course, both countries will/have produced stuff- original stuff anyway- that is essentially "anime" in its visual style, so I don't know how discernable the country of origin will be regardless. Let's face it, the vast majority of anime on TV in Japan itself even is actually outsourced an "animated" in Korea or China, just like is done here. But, we'll see in the coming years.
(This post was edited by krisAHQ on Nov 19, 2010, 11:14 AM)
I love watch anime shows and all my favorite tv shows like bleach, naruto , naruto shippuden, One piece, Pokemon, Dragon ball z etc. are belongs to Japanese anime. But i prefer to watch it's episodes Dub eng online streaming. I don't go with sub episodes collection of Japanese anime.