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American animations or japanese anime
Posted 5/18/14
I love 'em both equally! And on a-little-bit-off-topic side note, I do enjoy some Anime America has produced.

Here's a funny short story example: My friend says she despises anime. Everything about it. Yet, she watches Teen Titans the animation. Which is purely adapted from anime. She refuses to admit it. xD
Posted 5/18/14
both... but i lean more towards Japanese anime <3
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Posted 5/18/14
I like both. Also, I hope you told the person who gave those reasons that they are stupid reasons and they need to come up with something better than that.
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Posted 5/18/14
The OP's post confuses me. Of course Anime is animation, much like American animation is animation, much like Russian stop-motion animation is animation, much like British claymation is animation. Did people forget the definition to animation?

I enjoy anime most often, simply because of the volume and variety of works available, but I enjoy American cartoons as well, just not the Seth McFarlane stuff, because he's a one trick pony that somehow uses the same formula many times over (also the CG in his titles are terribly obvious). I love Regular Show, Archer and Bob's Burgers. I loved the Boondocks when it first started out and was based off the comic strip. I loved Batman: The Animated Series.

While my favorite animated movies and series are Japanese, my favorite shorts series is British (Wallace and Gromit), my favorite single piece of animation is American (Rejected by Don Hertzfeldt), and my favorite animation sequence is the opening to Bambi.

I also love Tex Avery as much as I love Nabeshin.
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Posted 5/19/14
I like Anime more but both can be good.
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Posted 5/19/14
I prefer anime. Western animation can be good, but I prefer anime in a stylistic sense, as well as in a story and character sense. Western animation also tends to be one of two things. It's either directed at kids, or supposed to be funny like Family Guy or South Park. I don't find the latter entertaining or funny, and seeing as westerners tend to think that animated things are meant for children, animation in America and some other places isn't taken as seriously as it is in Japan. While the creators of said western shows may not think this way, the public does, and so a sense of immaturity must be injected into most of western animation, making me like it less. Japan has anime that's meant for children, too, but there is also a lot of anime that is meant for adults and older teens, and more often than not takes on a much more mature tone and atmosphere, utilizing symbolism and themes much better than a lot of western animation.

That being said, anime is not always a godsend, and it has plenty of bad apples to go along with the good ones, as does western animation. I also think western animation tends to have higher production values, but at the same time I dislike the style of animation and the way things are drawn. It's ugly to me most of the time. Despite the love I may have for Batman: The Animated Series, I much prefer the way anime is drawn and animated. Those large, square frames and faces are off putting, and while I believe the show is wonderful and much more mature than most cartoons, I dislike the style. Avatar is an animation style I like in American cartoons, but it's obviously influenced by anime, and so the art appeal is bound to be there for me.

I also dislike the immaturity that goes into a lot cartoons and animated movies. Since Americans think animated material is meant for kids, it's made to appeal to kids, and more often than not fails to present more thought provoking themes and story lines, and especially in the case of animated movies, ends up terribly cliche. Not to say that anime doesn't fall into the cliche trap, but I've never used my brain watching western animation like I have in some of the anime I've watched. Not to say the west can't tell a story. I've seen plenty of thought provoking things in western culture from TV shows like Breaking Bad, to movies made by directors like Kubrick, Hitchcock, and many others.

When I was growing up, especially in my late high school years, and even now into college I've always heard people talk about my anime hobby as if anime was for kids, and while it is sometimes, a lot of the time it's not, but they don't think so. Animation just isn't taken as seriously out here in the west, and so a lot of it isn't presented seriously. Therefore I don't like it nearly as much.
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Posted 5/19/14
Anime.
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Posted 5/19/14
Although American animation has had a glorious past, I think that currently I prefer Japanese animation with regards to television shows (the standard 23 minute episode), and American animation with regards to movies (like "Up" or "Toy Story").
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Posted 5/19/14
I've watched american animations since i was a kid(well duh i f*ckin grew up in america).

Comparing both really depends on what I enjoyed watching more growing up.

Samurai Jack,Teen Titans,Justice League,Transformers,Star Wars: Clone Wars,Jackie Chan Adventures,etc.

vs.

Yu Yu Hakusho,Mobile Fight G Gundam,Dragon Ball(Z),Naruto,Medabots,Beyblade

I just love BOTH!
Posted 5/19/14

TheChowster wrote:

Recently I've seen more people hate on anime and say that american animations are better. They say that anime isn't even animations and just a bunch of moving frames and crap like that. They say that american animations like family guy and disney animations are better because they're actually animations. There's a bunch more to what they say and it's too long to fit in.


I wouldn't use Family Guy as an example, but typically western animation is a lot more fluid and less choppy than Japanese animation. Adventure Time and MLP have simple styles, but the animations are always very smooth and consistent, the same can't be said about most anime. It may usually have higher detail, but the animation is usually mediocre at best. A good example would be Young Justice (YJ was created through a collaboration between Warner Bros and MOI Production from South Korea) or Generator Rex, or you can look at the superhero works from Marvel Animation Studios. Other good examples may be Totally Spies, (produced in Canada, I believe, I can't find the studio, but it says it was all produced with a Canadian companies) Code Lyoko, (created by the french studio Moonscoop), Teen Titans, (Produced by Warner Bros) and others I'm too lazy to list.

Japanese animation is usually very high in detail, but their animation itself is not the best, but there are wonderfully animated works. KyoAni always produces excellent animation, Bones has created wonderful works as well (Darker than Black, Wolf's Rain, Space Dandy, etc.) and there are many other works that look fluid and amazing as well.

Usually though, western animation was less detail, but fluid and smooth animation, but Japanese animation has more detail, but tends to come out as more stiff and choppy. They both have pros and cons for the 'typical' work,
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Posted 5/19/14 , edited 5/19/14
I only like a select few western cartoons

Powerpuff girls
Samurai Jack
Totally Spies
Teen Titan
Chowder
Courage the Cowardly dog
Johnny Bravo
Spongebob
The legend of Korra and Aang
Jackie Chan Adventures

... also alot of marvel and dc, like batman beyond and Static Shock

and that's it

Now for computer animation

How to train your dragon
Frozen

That's it, Cars sucks, Up sucks, Ants sucks, Toy Story sucks, The Croods suck, Rise of the Guardians sucks, etc.

Japanese anime I like,
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Posted 5/19/14 , edited 5/19/14
personally can connect more with anime. and anime makes me laugh more.

Flowers of Evil tops any animation out there... [and most real life series].



Edit: Finding Nemo was incredibly funny though... but only because of Dory... the other characters are useless.
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Posted 5/19/14 , edited 5/19/14
People who hate on anime are usually using old examples like Speed Racer. Modern anime shows have some excellent quality. I tend to lean towards anime, but I also love Dream works and Disney animated movies. Also a huge fan of the Last Airbender series and the DC animated movies.
Posted 5/19/14
My mind.
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Posted 5/19/14
What answer do you think you will get, from a site that lets you watch anime?

And yes I obviously love anime more.
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