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Is Pokemon a anime or a cartoon?
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Posted 1/11/09
My point being...

asking "is <insert anime name here> anime or a cartoon?"

is like asking Chocolate Chip cookies. A cookie or a snack?

or How long is a peice of string?
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Anime just means that they originate from Japan.

Yeah I guess you could say that "all anime are cartoons," since anime and cartoons are basically the same, the only big differences are that cartoons are American, and anime are Japanese, and that cartoons are mainly aimed for children, but anime can be for all ages, and for all genres.

I think of anime and cartoons as sub-categories of animation in general. They are very similar, but they do have differences.

So Pokemon would be an anime, not a cartoon since it was originally from Japan.
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BlackMagic98 wrote:

Yeah I guess you could say that "all anime are cartoons," since anime and cartoons are basically the same, the only big differences are that cartoons are American, and anime are Japanese, and that cartoons are mainly aimed for children, but anime can be for all ages, and for all genres.

So Pokemon would be an anime, not a cartoon since it was originally from Japan. Just because its a kids show doesn't make it a cartoon, anime can be directed at ANY age.



Which is why I asked for a definition first. Frankly I see anime and cartoon as not being all that different. I usually decribe my hobby to others using english words. (many people I deal with are ESL and adding a third language to the mix often doesn't help). Thus the word Cartoon is essentially interchangable with anime, in my personal lexicon.

In part as well, this personal definition is a counter reaction to diehard Otaku who flip out at the mere mention of 'cartoon' in affiliation with the 'great art' that they watch that is 'SO NOT a cartoon'



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Posted 1/11/09

Julmabob wrote:

this thread is pure fail



i agree ,
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it's an anime for sure ...it just it more of american cartoon for me ..i dunno why ..
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Pokemon is from Japan.... o.O They just changed the names of the characters, cities, etc to make English viewers feel comfortable...

Also, anime is just derived from the word animation which the Japanese first started to use... I think you call it contraction in grammar... It ain't much different from cartoons which by the way are not only meant for children (ex. Simpsons)

Anyways if you are curious as to where Pokemon originated then there's no doubt it came from Japan...
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anime XD
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Posted 1/11/09

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


BlackMagic98 wrote:

Yeah I guess you could say that "all anime are cartoons," since anime and cartoons are basically the same, the only big differences are that cartoons are American, and anime are Japanese, and that cartoons are mainly aimed for children, but anime can be for all ages, and for all genres.

So Pokemon would be an anime, not a cartoon since it was originally from Japan. Just because its a kids show doesn't make it a cartoon, anime can be directed at ANY age.



Which is why I asked for a definition first. Frankly I see anime and cartoon as not being all that different. I usually decribe my hobby to others using english words. (many people I deal with are ESL and adding a third language to the mix often doesn't help). Thus the word Cartoon is essentially interchangable with anime, in my personal lexicon.

In part as well, this personal definition is a counter reaction to diehard Otaku who flip out at the mere mention of 'cartoon' in affiliation with the 'great art' that they watch that is 'SO NOT a cartoon'


Rofl XD Whats wrong with cartoons? Well, now they suck, but before cartoons weren't that bad. I used to watch Spiderman and Batman when I was younger, but I watch anime too. I do think that anime is superior to cartoons, because of art and storyline, but I don't think I've ever gotten mad that people have referred to it as a cartoon instead of anime.

Oh, most people I know, know what anime is, even if they don't watch it, and calling it a cartoon just confuses them, so I never really use them interchangeably.
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It's obviously an anime T_T
It's just a really bad one.
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anime and it's probably one of the worst ones i've seen.
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anime
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poll and anime
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Sadly, anime...
I like the games, and somewhat of the trilogy movie being made... but I given up pokemon.
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