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Post Reply would you call anime adult cartoons?
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Posted 12/14/15
It depends entirely on the rating and content.

Spirited Away is child friendly. Highschool DxD, however, is not.

Hentai is also not child friendly, and hentai is basically adult cartoons.

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Posted 12/14/15
Anime is such a broad art form with multiple genres, sub-genres, as well as age demographics. So no, I wouldn't classify it for only adults. That's especially the case since there are multiple series aimed at younger audiences.

Now, is there a distinction between what Japan considers animated series suitable for certain ages and what America has? Absolutely. But still, labeling all of anime as "adult cartoons" is too much.
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Posted 12/14/15
No! just animation.
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Posted 1/17/16
No, anime is just Japanese animation and it can be for any age range
Posted 1/17/16
No because anime has many genres to fit the appropriate age groups
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Posted 1/17/16
I made that mistake once. People in high school never forgot - I'm glad I'm away from them now. People in university are much better.
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Posted 1/17/16
No because not all anime is adult-oriented
Posted 1/17/16
Some may call anime that, but not this fellow
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29 / M / B.C, Canada
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Posted 1/18/16
Nah, anime is simply a style that originated in Japan. And runs the entire gambit from preschool stuff to hentai age wise.
Posted 1/18/16
It all depends on how nitpicky you are I guess! I think most people want to refer to it as Japanese animation. I agree with the others though, I'd consider hentai more "adult" for obvious reasons.
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Posted 1/21/16
Japanese Cartoons maybe, but Japanese animation seems most accurate.
Posted 1/21/16
No, I call it anime. It doesn't bother me though when someone else does it.
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Posted 1/22/16
I dislike referring to anime as cartoons so I'd probably use the word animation. But anyway... there are some anime that is genuinely for kids.
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Posted 2/2/16
Why I answered yes:


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Posted 2/3/16
Some anime are targeted to adults and some are targeted at children, so the answer is yes and no.
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