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Post Reply Anime is different from cartoons!
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Posted 10/22/11 , edited 10/22/11
I remember one time when I was with my very popular voice over friend and then he said cartoon referring to anime , the audience was upset and yelled back "anime!!" and then he replied "its the same, right ?"He just looked at me smiled in a silly way as if saying "come on ,give me a break" i just shrugged in reply .

Yeap I agree with him because both are basically the same format = animation. Its just anime is used to describe Japanese animation.

When someone says a comment about it to me like "wow thats great cartoon"
and I would reply " thats Japanese animation called anime for you".
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Posted 10/22/11
i usually shrug it off and have it burning in my mind
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Posted 10/22/11
Like comparing the earth with the sun (for me)
Posted 10/22/11
awwww animu fans getting butt hurt over the truth?

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well "anime" = "japanese cartoons"
i think you're saying that "japanese cartoons" are different from "american/non-japanese cartoons"
at least that's the vibe i'm getting xD
...or am i wrong? o_O
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Posted 10/22/11
It's cute how anime purists are getting offended and they don't want to hear the truth.

japanese anime - cartoon (just with different animators)

Well bub, lemme tell ya. They are the same thing.

1 - Anime (anime - animation)

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2 - animation - cartoons
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Posted 10/22/11
i have had this debate with many people. i was a kid of the 80s and in america. some of the most popular 'cartoons' here was robotech, and voltron. as fellow anime fans, we all know are anime. there are a lot of americans who don't realize it. in attempt to avoid going into a tangent, the first USA cartoons (bugs bunny and such) were meant for adults. since kids liked them, companies focused more and more on kids. so it is safe to say (my opinion) that anime are still cartoons, but using the term anime helps you distinguish which country its from and the quality. this has been my opinion for a long time. but since japan has been going though crap from natural disaster in the last few years, i will support any mindset that defends the country and helps their economy. i am an anime watching, video gaming nut. and i don't care if people call what i watch cartoons as long as i get my anime fix lol
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Posted 10/23/11 , edited 10/24/11
There have been times when it has been difficult to be positive about western animation. There were so many shows that were barely disguised toy commercials. Some quality series were televised but never released on home video. And for quite a number of years, it seemed that unless you were part of the independent/underground scene, your cartoon could not contain anything which could challenge or offend the audience.

Lately, it's been difficult to be positive about anime. Many of the shows which get huge amounts of publicity are either toyetic or barely disguised toy commercials. Some quality series are streamed, but the only home video version is expensive Region 2 discs. And lately it seems that a lot of series fall into categories of "stuff that's known for making money," such as fighting tournament series, robot combat series, and harem/reverse harem.

Many anime fans have an "us versus them" attitude. They weren't happy to see some classic and worthwhile series linger in obscurity in English speaking fandom. The large number of rewritten, censored TV adaptations certainly haven't helped.

But these days, I think we need to have an open mind about western animation. I keep hearing about recent shows which get respect among adult fans, and sometimes even quality home video releases and merchandise. I've only watched a couple recent cartoons, but I like what I've seen so far. (To be more specific, I've enjoyed what I've watched of MLP:FIM... and though I have a Pinkie Pie icon, I'm not a serious business fan.)

EDIT: The day after posting this message, I found an article called "Anime... or Not?!" on ANN. It discusses a number of series, movies, and videos which are neither wholly western nor wholly eastern in origin. Be sure to read it at http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-mike-toole-show/2011-10-23
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Posted 10/24/11 , edited 10/24/11
Or they (and me... cause I refuse to call it cartoons), don't want (anime or the Japanese animation) to be associated with Looney Tunes, Simpsons, Disney, etc.
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Posted 10/24/11 , edited 10/24/11
It is different. and yet there are the crossovers and animes OF cartoons. ;O;
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Posted 10/24/11

eeveetron wrote:

well "anime" = "japanese cartoons"
i think you're saying that "japanese cartoons" are different from "american/non-japanese cartoons"
at least that's the vibe i'm getting xD
...or am i wrong? o_O


I agree.

Japanese Cartoons = Anime

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Posted 10/24/11
I dun even think Avatar is a bloody anime or that 4 kids fairy thing. Japanese animation is anime. Anything els, a cartoon.
Posted 10/25/11
ofcource they rnt cuz animes r the mature form of cartoons xD in my opinion
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Posted 10/26/11
The problem isn't really people calling cartoons, it's the connotations they're thinking of when they call it a cartoon. When they call it a cartoon, they think Looney Tunes, they don't think about it being a legitimate medium for entertainment like film. Really, it's their loss, as there's so much this medium has to give them that they just refuse to understand.
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Posted 10/26/11
Cartoon and Anime are both slang words for the same thing - animation. It's like Wine vs Champagne - they're the same thing.

cartoon = animation = anime

wine = fermented grape juice = champagne
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