"Is this considered anime?
I am guessing it kind of depends on the type of capacity the support Satelight is providing for the series, but to me it appears that the key animation production will be done stateside.
I mean I enjoyed The Boondocks but I wouldn't call it anime, and this would probably be placed in a similar sphere of traditional western animation meant for more mature audiences." - Revya The World Eater, Kotaku
"If it's made primarily by Japanese people for a primarily Japanese audience, it's anime. Otherwise, no, it's an animated series with anime influences.
In this case, I'm leaning toward the latter, much like Avatar/Korra (which, as far as I know, actually did receive "assistance" from a Japanese studio, which is apparently why a lot of fans are quick to call it an "anime"), but it really depends on just how big Satelight's involvement in this will be. There have certainly been "anime" (or things that I would consider "anime") that have been directed by Westerners, or had a lot of Western influence/involvement, so it really applies both ways. But the most important factor is the primary market that it is going into. Because, after all, the term "anime" is nothing more than the Japanese word for "animation"." - Wohdin, Kotaku
These are a few comments from a long thread about upcoming project Cannon Busters on famous site KOTAKU.com, which covered our campaign. Very fascinating.
What do you think? Does it even matter?