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This is the poster Aang and Katara had printed in the episode Lake Laogai of Avatar: The Last Airbender. I draw something "anime" for a poster contest for my Vector class again, and decided this was perfect. I know it's not technically anime but it has anime influences, and I love the show so that's good enough for me.

I had to do the Chinese/Japanese manually (drawing each stroke with the Brush). I thought it was Chinese as a Chinese Caligrapher does all the words, but it looks (at least some of it) Japanese to me, maybe a mix?
If anyone would like to help, I would like to type it. If anyone could translate it to romanji or text, then I could type out the romanji and it would convert it to Chinese or Japanese kanji, or copy and paste. But if not, this will have to do. Though it would look MUCH better if it was typed out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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:iconartyspartygirl:
ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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zutaraxmylove Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
the creators said they used chinese for all texts in the show.
they brought in a chinese calligrapher to do all the writing.
kanji is the japanese name for chinese characters that japanese use.

jus wanted to point that out.
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PsailaBelkin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such an epic win... :love:
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L-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Nice Design.
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esa-jugadora Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow cool~
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ttresnan11 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
thats pretty cool dude, very nice
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Elephant-Teapot Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this!! If i get enough points i am buying this print!!
:+fav:!!
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Leopercus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
That's great!
It's very cute.

尋飛天野牛
名阿柏有六足重十噸
如有消息請聯絡
降世神通安昂
上環九十六區第二百一十七棟

Searching for a flying Sky Bison.
Name: Appa. Has 6 legs and weighs 10 tons.
If you have any information regarding his whereabouts,
please contact Avatar Aang,
217th house, 96th District, Upper Ring.
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elephant-cake Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Awww, Appa! :heart: Wonderful job, it looks really good! :clap:
Since Avatar incorporates mainly Chinese culture, I'd say that the characters are definitely Chinese. You can pick out Japanese characters because there is a significant amount of overlap between the two languages.
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LeafFromDaVine Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
i love it... i might have to buy one <3
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:icontweaq:
Tweaq Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Filmographer
:D thanks.
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leafpaw123 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
this is a PERFECT drawing. love love love love it!
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Kaitiedid Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Great job! This looks really nice. :D

If you want to know about chinese in the avaatrverse check out this thread over at ASN [link]
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Tweaq Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thank you and thanks for the link. Though that would have been fantastic when I was making it, lol.
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Chajiko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done!
Unfortunately the Kanji are all Chinese—actually, any and all "kanji" are technically chinese. The way you can tell the difference between the written languages is by the presence or absence of katakana and hiragana, which are phonetic "alphabets" unique to the Japanese language. :) When you just see one solid wall of Kanji (like on you lovely poster) it's a dead give-away that the language is most likely Chinese of some sort.
Also, though I'm no expert on Classsical Chinese, but some of the kanji forms looks supiciously like Old Chinese—nearly unreadable to laymen. So...can't help you there. >_< Sorry. :( I'm sure, though, that if you asked a native Chinese, they'd be able to tell you what it says!
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72ppi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Hi ..

Nice graphics! Looks awsome ..

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Tweaq Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional Filmographer
thanks for all the comments. [link]
Joy
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ghostsushi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Awhh, i love it
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Railith Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
I LOVE IT!
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Ayacast Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
I think it's Chinese but it's hard to say.
I can only read the numbers on this picture.
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Neb9 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
avatar rocks!!! :)
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havydragon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
cowl, looks realy nice
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