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Post Reply Anime is different from cartoons!
Posted 8/15/11

Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


kat_37 wrote:

i kinda get upset too when people can't tell the difference between american and japanese, but let them be ignorant...


And I get upset wen people are to wilfully ignorant about the meaning of words. Like the fact the word animeeshun or more well known as anime means all animated shows. The Japanese call bugs bunny anime, they call X-Men anime, they call zoids anime, they call justice league anime.!!!!!! It matters not where it is from. As long as it is animated its ANIME! or CARTOON!


agreed, even "american anime" too which isn't the greatest in my mind >.<..... nothing can beat japanese anime! ^^

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Posted 8/15/11
They are both animation! Different styles using the same medium.
There isn't room to argue about it. I am thankfull for the different styles.
Just be glad you have choices.
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Posted 8/18/11
anime are cartoons, the only reason people are in denial about it
is because the words cartoon makes anime sound cheap
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Posted 8/18/11 , edited 8/18/11
Seems the topic creator and most of the users on this topic are in denial

japanese = ARE cartoons. They are NO different than that of western animation. They just use different styles to paint their shows. Japanese artists are also looking into doing their style of western animation (namely with MARVEL)

@pam-chan, and you'd be the one that only thinks that. Because everyone here is like the firing squad shooting down your topic.
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Posted 8/18/11
NO I do not get irritated because well............ here is a shocker: they ARE cartoons, and guess what I enjoy both.....
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Posted 8/18/11
I do get somewhat irritated, because they have very different connotations.
In the US cartoons are considered almost universally: comedic, episodic, non-dramatic, and usually slapstick. They are also usually targeted almost completely towards children. Thus terms like "Saturday morning cartoons."
Anime also contains those same things, but in addition there are largely non-comedic dramas, focusing on tragedy, romance, etc as well. That is pretty much unheard of in what the vast majority of Americans think of when you talk about cartoons.

A = Anime
C = Cartoons

Z = Comedy: episodic, slapstick
X = Drama: Tragedy/Romance
Y = Action
W = Thriller/suspense (includes Horror)
V = Comedy: other (includes shows very heavy on referential humor, and situational comedy-like styles)

In the mind of the average American, including me:
C = Z + Y
Usually they are Z, some are Y in total or part, think "Looney Tunes" or "GI Joe"
None are usually X, or W, and few are V (Ex. of V in cartoons is "The Simpsons")

In my mind and probably most other anime fans who do take issue with stating them as equivalent
A = Z + X + Y + W + V
or
A = C + X + W + V
It contains shows that cover all those bases on a regular basis, you'll usually find at least one new show of each type every season.

Thus you cannot accurately say A = C as although A may contain some of the same aspects C does, it contains significantly more than the term C, with its strong connotations does on its own.

You can say anime includes cartoons if you want, but it is not accurate to say anime IS cartoons, not with the strong connotations in America at least. Take it to Japan and they're all anime, and that's fine, the connotations are different in each country.
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Posted 8/18/11
When explaining my hobbies to me people who I assume don't know what anime is, I describe it as 'Japanese Imported Cartoons'

If you get upset over people calling anime cartoons, it's because you're making value judgements on the those words:

To you Anime is this great thing you worship. While cartoons are common, childish and cheap.

You need to get over yourself and just enjoy what you enjoy rather. Neither those who put anime on a pedestal nor those who try to knock it off are correct. Anime is what it is. Something we all enjoy. or why are we members of crunchyroll?
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Posted 10/21/11
The title of this thread is a lie... There is no difference other than those the fans impose upon them.
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Posted 10/21/11
I get irritated when people call anime cartoon.
I understand anime is cartoon but when people call it cartoon they usually think of chilish shows or comedy shows, when anime has much more emotional depth and more beautiful animation.
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Posted 10/21/11
I love how you put it into a mathematical formula that explains exactly what I had on my mind
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Posted 10/21/11
The creation of anime was based on cartoons but anime has a unique style to be looked upon.
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Posted 10/21/11
What really gets me is when people think that Anime = Naruto
Posted 10/21/11
cartoons = english
anime = japanese cartoon
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Posted 10/21/11
Yes I still watch cartoons! Nothing wrong with that!!
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Posted 10/22/11
Cartoons = everything animated.
Every style of animation is a part of the category catoons, the only difference betwen the USA and Japans animation is that the Japanese people thought a name for they`re style,
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