Hey now, I'm as big of an otaku as the next guy. I fucking loved Gurren Lagann and Kino's Journey and grew up on Toonami and Ronin Warriors, but let's be honest here. Avatar, and well produced American animation in general is obviously more consistent and certainly more fluid then anime. Let's not close our eyes and cover our ears in denial.
Of course, it's perfectly natural considering the vast difference in production value between the two. However, anime has learned to compensate over the years with stylization and labor-saving approaches to keep it's modest budget often unnoticeable (or at the very least, unobtrusive). In fact, it's the development of these techniques that has given anime such a distinct feel. This allows the average show to sacrifice the quality of it's mundane and slower moment's to highlight it's key scene's with elaborate choreography and allows it's films, with a proper budget, to have some truly amazing sequences. It also allows the average show to have To deny this is to deny what makes Japanese animation so unique.
We've had this same fucking song-and-dance a million times and we always end up doing the same non-productive shit we're doing now: comparing the best of both sides to the shit of the other.
and Jesus, I murder the comma.