I've already finished watching the animation series of Avatar:The last airbender. Well, I am an animation fan of course, both Japanese and western.
Avatar The Last Airbender
The plot, graphic and most importantly, even the battle is prepared wonderfully.
Each element fighting style is based on four different martial arts style!! Fantastic.
It is a pity of course about the main character, Avatar Aang as the last and only airbender. Plus, he is only 12. Until the last series, I was hoping so that there are others survivors of the air nomad. But later, he found his companion on his mission to save the world. Learning water, earth and fire bending. And lastly, comfront with the Fire Lord.
Each character is developed nicely. Each of them improving in each episodes. Like the character itself is almost alive.
Personally, I would like to learn airbending if possible.. haha..
Personally, i don't really know why Malaysia can't produce its own anime. Well, we did have an animation like Sang Wira, Silat Lagenda, Kluangman, keluarga yokies and others. But, it doesn't have a X-factor like the others anime. Most of Malaysia animation graphic were almost like western style, more or less.
Sang Wira and Silat Lagenda were an example of malaysia animation that I really appreciate.
Sang Wira is a cat-like alien from Jingga Planet seek evacuation in earth from his homeland civil war. With Aiman, he find a way to back to his homeland and defeat his nemesis who try to attack earth and already has a based in Malaysian Rainforest.
While Silat Lagenda is malaysia first animation movie. 5 teenagers entrusted with 5 lagendary weapons that had been lost since the fall of Malacca Sultanate.
If there is an animation that I do not like is not cause of the graphic.. but storyline..
Especially Kluangman alongside with his sidekick Tiongman (Malaysia version of Batman). An insane person becoming a hero.. Speechless..
Uncompareable with batman who is a wealthy and genious man, along with his sidekick robin who excell in gymnastic.
I can say that the animation in Malaysia is improving. We have a Multimedia University which has its own animation course, and most of their graduate are really creative. even their project was amazing. The only problems is a lack of fund.
I just hope that I can see Malaysia animation can actually stands up at least in par with others animation...