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Post Reply How do you feel about anime being called cartoons?
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Posted 6/23/14
cartoons and anime are totally the same thing?

the notion that "western cartoons have no character development and are just for kids while anime is mature and cool for adults" is kind of silly

because obviously there are anime for kids, like.... a lot of it. so much of it based on apps n card games or made just to sell toys. and while western cartoons also have a lot of that kind of influence, there are cartoons that are in depth and have plot progression and character development. like for example Avatar the Last Airbender, Justice League/JLU, etc etc.

There are a wide range of stories in both and it's kind of unfair to judge one as ultimately "more mature" than the other.

just my two cents
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Posted 6/23/14

domvina wrote:

My only concern with calling anime "cartoons" is in the West we associate the word "cartoon" with kid-friendly animated entertainment. And while there are several anime that are kid-friendly (especially after being "scrubbed" in the dub script) a much larger percentage is most definitely NOT kid-friendly.

I"d rather parents have a clue to at least look twice at an anime title to be sure it's appropriate for their children than go through yet another cycle of parents whining that the "cartoon" Attack on Titan they bought for their 10 year old because the kid pestered them and the cover looked okay was filled with blood and death.



I hope that with shows like the simpson, southpark, boondocks, and drawn together that parents would start checking this..... now those shows are intended for adults,so are they called american animes?
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Posted 6/23/14
Strictly speaking they are both forms of animation so I don't care to be honest.
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Posted 6/23/14 , edited 6/23/14
"Son, are you watching your girl cartoons again?" -My dad if he knew how extensively I watched anime.
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Posted 6/23/14
As many have said before Anime can be cartoons but not all Cartoons are Anime. Both are animation. one is not greater then the other.
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Posted 7/6/14 , edited 7/6/14
It doesn't really bother me. I enjoy both.
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Posted 7/6/14
Scooby Doo is my favorite anime.
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Posted 7/6/14
"Anime" is Japanese for "cartoon." They call Disney films "anime."

Why are we still debating this?
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Posted 7/6/14
Cartoons is a general name or people who do not watch anime.
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