“AVTAR IS THE BEST!!! BETTER THAN ALL THE REST!!!”
Avatar The Last Airbender is debatable whether it is anime or just cartoon (obviously far inferior). Although made in America and lacking a couple of pure anime traits (e.g. big silly eyes and stuff), it has A PLOT LINE (didn't see that one coming, did you?) (and I mean THE BEST PLOT LINE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!); includes shipping (can be good, can be bad); everyone REALLY get attached to the characters, feeling their losses and cheering at each victories; is directed at an older range (more teenagers); and just above all: AVATAR JUST PLAIN ROCKS!!!!!!!!! As a plot summary, I'll just recite the opening title sequence dialog: "Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar: an Airbender named Aang, and although his Airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe, Aang can save the world..." And the series follows Aang's journey across the world mastering all four elements: water, earth, fire and air.
I have NO criticisms sorry, I just can't think of anything!
Avatar doesn't have as many episodes as other animes do, e.g. Naruto (flashback paradise), with only 61 episodes, 54 aired so far, the rest airing later July 2008.