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Posted 7/17/13
I don't care what it is! I just know I have to make the distinction of anime vs cartoon for people like my grandmother who ask why I'm watching a kid's show. I HAVE to say, "It's anime," because she has a preset idea of what a cartoon is. If I say, "I am watching cartoons," then people think of Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. They are not really the same. There's a cultural and audience difference that is hard to explain to others. Why are people even getting worked up over this??
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Posted 7/18/13 , edited 7/18/13
Cartoon is a broad category under which anime falls. Anime is cartoon but cartoon is not always anime.

They aren't completely separate but it's not possible to deny that anime falls under the cartoon category.

Humans are animals, not all animals are human. We can't say that we aren't animals.
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thatoneisme wrote:

I don't care what it is! I just know I have to make the distinction of anime vs cartoon for people like my grandmother who ask why I'm watching a kid's show. I HAVE to say, "It's anime," because she has a preset idea of what a cartoon is. If I say, "I am watching cartoons," then people think of Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. They are not really the same. There's a cultural and audience difference that is hard to explain to others. Why are people even getting worked up over this??


Ah yes. Gotta dispel the notion that watching animation implies watching a "kids show". I would have to say -- show this grandmother of yours some hentai or something. That might change her mind quickly -- although, she may give you a smack upside the head. So, take this suggestion at your own risk.

An even better choice -- drama series, that do not involve teen characters.
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Posted 7/18/13
She'd thump my head with a Bible! Probably wouldn't speak to me again!
Well, there's always the chance she wouldn't understand it..."OH MY! What are they doing? Is it some kind of game?"
Hmmmm. I don't think I will ruin her innocence. I'd prefer to leave things as they are (and not get cut out of the inheritance )
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"Anime" is a blanket term for animation, so they're basically the same thing.

Honestly, I find it pretentious most of the time when people complain about it, but I admittedly do still use anime sometimes as a term for Japanese animation or pointing out similar aesthetics (like in Avatar).

Cartoons/animation in general shouldn't immediately be frowned upon and I always feel like this insistence is to try to avoid some stigma from that Animation Age Ghetto trope (sort of like how some people are like "It's not comics, it's graphic novels!").
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This discussion has been going on for 5 years
Anyways, as many people before me have said, animes are just Japanese cartoons. I suppose we find it better/superior because it's not the norm here.
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Posted 7/19/13

digitalsmart wrote:

This discussion has been going on for 5 years
Anyways, as many people before me have said, animes are just Japanese cartoons. I suppose we find it better/superior because it's not the norm here.


I've been at this topic for 6 years. And I've up on material dating longer than that. Over time, I've managed to even speculate about my own theories.
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The reality of it is anime is cartoons, just Japanese cartoons. Just like how America has its cartoons that are animated, Japan has it's form of cartoons that's obviously different from ours. They just call it anime because that's their way of calling their animation instead of just cartoons. In fact, anime is I think short for animate or animation (I could be wrong on that though ^^") A cartoon is considered anything that is a two-dimensional illustrated visual art, which is exactly what anime is. It's just an animated version of a cartoon -__-
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KyuuA4 wrote:


digitalsmart wrote:

This discussion has been going on for 5 years
Anyways, as many people before me have said, animes are just Japanese cartoons. I suppose we find it better/superior because it's not the norm here.


I've been at this topic for 6 years. And I've up on material dating longer than that. Over time, I've managed to even speculate about my own theories.


Really? Do you mind sharing your theories? I'd like to know.
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Really? Do you mind sharing your theories? I'd like to know.


Sure, I'm gonna have to work 'em out a bit, 'cause they're generally speculative. Either way, I started talking about the concept of American anime way back in 2006. Naturally, I wasn't the first one to ever do something like that; but I was rather vocal about it. For the most part, I remember asking myself this one question: "Can Americans make anime?" And I answered that question with a "Oh, why not?!"

The strangest thing about the "anime definition", that most people tout -- Japanese animation is the only form, that is deemed exclusive. Many claim that anime must be from Japan only. With RWBY now, it can be shown that someone with the talent, access, and support can produce an anime, or something with the anime-style.

Looking that this Crunchyroll review of RWBY:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/07/12/feature-inside-rooster-teeths-rwby
You can clearly see in the comments, that some people do support Monty Oum's declaration of RWBY as anime. Eventually, I await more review articles supporting that statement.
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I haven't heard of RWBY, but I must definitely check it out.
People who think anime can only come from Japan are just silly. It's not like making anime is some special kind of magic that is passed down through the generations of the Japanese. Anyone with talent can create something anime style.
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digitalsmart wrote:

Anyone with talent can create something anime style.


True, but that doesn't make it anime.
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Posted 8/3/13
anime is kinda like personal life experience turn into a cartoon with overracted dialog and a nice story based fused with real life encounters lol
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Posted 8/3/13 , edited 8/3/13
Without getting too much into this argument
Let just say a few words

Cartoons are form of two dimensional art. No necessarly animation. Cartoon for the most parts are humerous by nature but they do not have to be. Anime is short for animation. Animation is the rapid display of images to give the illustion of movement. Anime is a 80's term short for animation describing hand draw of three dimensional moving art.

Cartoon can be anime unless they are 3d. Anime words can not be use interchangable with the word cartoon because the word cartoon includes other kind arts that are not animated (BTW the cartoons can be use to describe comics, manga painting etc)

Cartoons in the US have always being humerous by nature. There have some grown up contexts (e.g Classical Music, WWII, pollution among others topics); however these topics have always being much suttled and tried to complement the humor of the series.

Japanese anime are more of clear cut. Some animation is clearly written for children, some for young adults some is clearly mature by nature. (Over simplification in my part, there are much bigger subcategories)
Most anime comes from Mangas (They are exeptions of course) so it follows the same guide.

It was interesting topic. Thanks for posting. Not really a reason for people to get all upset. Just someone else opinion. Just words. Focus on the poistive and you will live longer and happier.


I will add this. Animation is an American phenomenon regardless of style, point of view of who you think is better or worst. We must be thanksfull to Walt Disney for that! I am !
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Posted 8/3/13
Western Animation: The is a difference, a cartoon is an illustration. Then there are animated cartoons. nuff said.

Japanese Animation: Manga the name apparently refers to"comics and cartooning" and most anime are based off manga.

Both have different contexts and art styles due to location but in the end, animated cartoons and animated manga are the same.

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