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Post Reply Anime is different from cartoons!
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How these kind of users creep up onto the Crunchyroll boards is beyond me.

A.K.A; these anime purists.
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I know anime are cartoons, Japanese cartoons, but the reason I get irritated is because they put Japanese cartoons on the same level as Western cartoons. Calling anime cartoons is correct, but when you say that then people lump something as great as Naruto or Bleach with something foolish like Flapjack or Spongebob. Because in their tiny brains all cartoons are the same. That's why most people call them 'anime' so that mix up won't happen. It's just making a distinction from shotty 3 second work and labored over masterpieces. Yes Japanese cartoons and Western cartoons are both cartoons, but they are in no way the same, and saying other wise is just ignorant and feel sorry for those people who will never know what a functional brain feels like.
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Well they sort of are cartoons. but people who call them cartoons have no idea how different anime is to the most cartoons.
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Posted 11/1/11
A cartoon, aka cartoon animation or animated cartoon, is any short, traditionally animated piece with any story or plot, no matter how basic and stupid. Short meaning less than feature length (movie) and traditional animation is any 2D, sequenced frame animation such as hand drawn cells, digital ink and paint or even flash.

Sooo, 99% of all non-movie anime is cartoon animation. Most anime 'movies' are feature length and thus considered part of the grand 'feature length animation' category so they are not cartoons. I'm hard pressed to think of any CGI anime series, but if one exists it isn't traditionally animated so it wouldn't qualify as a cartoon either.

Please do not redefine something to fit your ego. If you are somehow put out by someone calling anime a cartoon, I think the problem is with you. Anime doesn't need any special definition or people putting down other animation to set itself apart.
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Posted 11/1/11

DigitalDeviant wrote:

A cartoon, aka cartoon animation or animated cartoon, is any short, traditionally animated piece with any story or plot, no matter how basic and stupid. Short meaning less than feature length (movie) and traditional animation is any 2D, sequenced frame animation such as hand drawn cells, digital ink and paint or even flash.

Sooo, 99% of all non-movie anime is cartoon animation. Most anime 'movies' are feature length and thus considered part of the grand 'feature length animation' category so they are not cartoons. I'm hard pressed to think of any CGI anime series, but if one exists it isn't traditionally animated so it wouldn't qualify as a cartoon either.

Please do not redefine something to fit your ego. If you are somehow put out by someone calling anime a cartoon, I think the problem is with you. Anime doesn't need any special definition or people putting down other animation to set itself apart.


This!

Quoted for truth.

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Posted 11/1/11

bunnyxnation wrote:

I know anime are cartoons, Japanese cartoons, but the reason I get irritated is because they put Japanese cartoons on the same level as Western cartoons. Calling anime cartoons is correct, but when you say that then people lump something as great as Naruto or Bleach with something foolish like Flapjack or Spongebob. Because in their tiny brains all cartoons are the same. That's why most people call them 'anime' so that mix up won't happen. It's just making a distinction from shotty 3 second work and labored over masterpieces. Yes Japanese cartoons and Western cartoons are both cartoons, but they are in no way the same, and saying other wise is just ignorant and feel sorry for those people who will never know what a functional brain feels like.




Went off topic a bit so I put that in spoiler tags.

Moving on to the main point of the topic, I don't mind it. That what anime means in English, anyway.
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Posted 11/3/11
YES!YES!YES!

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Posted 11/3/11 , edited 11/3/11
na, in all honesty as most people admit it, anime is a cartoon. i watch hours of anime every day. without a doubt theres really no different other than the fact that they are japanese and that they have a higher basis their than here. most people are comparing anime to childish cartoon shows.
most likely they want to distinguish themselves aside for the idea of fat and useless people who sit around watching cartoons all day.
anime may have more realism, but then when you compare it to shinchan and doreimon its a whole different story. even in Japan otaku's are criticized.
without a doubt we are watching cartoons, but we have grown into the idea of "anime" so we protect its "awesomeness" by making it independent.
its kinda like protecting a family member from being made fun of and getting harrassed. they have grown on you, and so you feel the obligation to protect them. if they didn't grow on you, it depends on if you were "brainwashed" (and im using brainwash on a free term) to have a duty as a family member to protect them or not.
so basically either you truly care for the sanctity of anime or you were brainwashed by someone that was either brainwashed or truly care for the sanctity of anime into believing that anime cannot be compared to cartoon. and the idea of making you nuts when someone pronounces anime without the exaggeration on the "e". same thing, in america its tomAto or tom-ah-to. i think that the gist of my arguement that i had in mind so i'll leave it at that.
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Posted 11/3/11
I agree with those saying anime is cartoons. And just like western cartoons, there is anime for both children and adults.
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Posted 11/3/11
I'm of the opinion that if the word 'cartoon' insults or infuriates you, then that says more about your own value judgements than it does about the animation so labeled or the person doing the labeling.

In short, and please think on this, If 'Cartoon' upsets you it's because you think cartoon means crap and that some other word that you prefer over cartoon means 'awesome elite stuff that I watch because I'm cool'. And really that's all just you.

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Posted 11/17/11
Anime is definately a type of cartoon, yet even knowing this i still hate when people call them "cartoons" =>_<=
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Posted 11/17/11
Anime > Cartoons
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Posted 9/22/12
I'm not usually bothered by it, because at the end of the day Animes are cartoons.
It's when people assume that because it is a cartoon it's meant for children that I get annoyed.
But still I enjoy watching it so I'm not too bothered what other people think.
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Posted 9/22/12
did you know that in Japan the term Anime is just simply means Animation?
so in Japan a Cartoon is Anime

outside of Japan they just call Anime as cartoons made in Japan which is wrong since the definition of Anime should be according to the meaning of where it came from
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Posted 9/23/12
i agree every time i mention a show i watch at work they say are you talking those stupid cartoons you watch... I tell them to pretend its one of their dumb tv shows except for animated because when you call it a cartoon i think of bugs bunny and shit and anime is totally different.
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