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simple question?
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Posted 4/16/08
anime (アニメ) is short for animation. cartoons is also animation but fans tend to categorize anime for japan animation, and everything else for cartoons.
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Posted 4/16/08
dere's so many differences lol.
anime's drawing style is way different..except for some animes that haf um..adapted de style of de americans..like monster and cowboy bepop.
and cartoon is more of for kids.. dere are horror animes n super violent ones (like elfen lied. eeks)
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Posted 4/16/08
dono wad's the fuss here . cartoons are cartoons , anime is cartoon , but from japan.STILL A CARTOOON . PENCIL AND PAPER !! ;D
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Posted 4/16/08
cartoons lack plot and are retarded (exactly what you'd expect from america) and are very rarely worth watching, there's like 3: simpsons, family guy and south park

anime is awsome, as to why.... that goes without saying
Posted 4/16/08
Anime is better :)
because it just is.
its for olderss aswellss
which is why i watches ittssss!! ^^
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Posted 4/16/08
soooo. we shud say american cartoons are less fun than japanese cartoons ! not cartoons and anime. with that aside , OBVIOUSLY I'D FCUKING PICK ANIME HAHAHAHAHAHAHH !
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The main difference between cartoons & ANIME ( besides the fact that they're made in Japan, duh...! ) is that Anime have a sentimental charge to them... They're NOT just animated videos, they're so much more than that.. and all genuine anime fans can approve of this they make you think, they make you feel, sometimes they mess you up mentally , & these are things that cartoon aren't capable of doing ( for a better understanding think about ...uh, ..Cow&chicken ...& now think about Death Note...see the difference? )
I for one , think that Anime ( & that excludes the likes of Pokemon & Yu-gi-oh) are more mature & fit for a more selected audience *notice the subtle compliment *
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Posted 4/16/08
Cartoons are random and have no long-term story line.
Anime does.
Nuff said.
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Posted 4/16/08
Hmm. Well most of the anime characters look better.. Compared to the cartoon characters they create.
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/16/08
Grammatical and/or linguistic usage only. Anime, a Japanese term derived from the English animation, is often referred to Japanese animation(man, I'm getting quite redundant). On the other hand, cartoons is a general term for 2D animation. The word is also used to mean certain printed, usually hand-drawn media, whose usual purpose is to criticize, satirize, and entertain.

EDIT: I really don't understand why you people think anime is actually different from cartoons. ANIME=JAP CARTOON. Although anime is considered Japanese, cartoons should not be regarded entirely American.
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/16/08
.aNimE ROCKS...that's for sure...
.cartoons sucks...well not all...
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Posted 4/16/08
anime have gore and some sexy scene unlike cartoons that has no gore and sexy scene.. anime tend to be more or close to a human unlike cartoons that are wayyyyyyy offfff,,

just compare(for example)
bleach to power puff girls of cartoon network


big difference huh
bleach=anime
cartoons=power puff
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/19/08
The older western cartoons were aimed at higher audiences or at least everyone which are all gone now and I have feeling why, anime and cartoons are the same but with different styles it's also sad that the western cartoons have a boring storyline with chep and terrible drawings like the new Transformers cartoon no wonder everyone's looking to Japan, but I still rather anime anyway the DC and Marvel universe's are too repetitive.

Why do thy have to aim everything at such little kids.
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/19/08
reported --duplicate
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-3292/Anime-is-different-from-cartoons.html
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/19/08
This is definitely a duplicate, but I'm posting anyway.

Anime is really not so different from American cartoons. They each can be aimed at extremely young kids or at teenagers. The argument that "anime has more blood and nudity, so it's for an older audience" falls apart when you realize that the Japanese are much more lax about those things, so the hyper-violent animes filled with ecchi are still only aimed at an audience of 14. Cartoons of all kinds gravitate towards the same target audiences.
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