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Posted 11/5/14
Originally animation was never made for children, but Hays Code era censorship forced it to become family friendly which over time became child friendly and eventually "for kids only." The term "cartoon" still carries the "childish" stigma that came out of that era and few shows try to challenge that audience perception beyond the occasional parental bonus.

"Anime" as a term is "animation" translated into Japanese and then re-translated into English. For that reason I think of it in much the same way as "Scotch" or "Champagne" where the name in and of itself describes where it's from.

In Geometry terms: "Animation" is the rectangle, "Cartoons" and "Anime" are the squares.
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Posted 11/29/14

aListers wrote:

Anime and Cartoons fall under the category of animation. By my understanding "cartoon" simply means "animation (albeit with a more official or televised connotation)" therefor animations made in the anime style of animation are cartoons.



Hm, I see where you're going.

Well, put it this way-- "Violin" and "Viola" both go under the category of "String Instrument". But a Viola isn't a Violin. Or, how about this: "Rock" and "Jazz" but go under the category of "Music". But Rock isn't Jazz.
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Posted 11/29/14
Japanese Cartoons, so yes.
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Posted 11/29/14

ErikoDesu wrote:


aListers wrote:

Anime and Cartoons fall under the category of animation. By my understanding "cartoon" simply means "animation (albeit with a more official or televised connotation)" therefor animations made in the anime style of animation are cartoons.



Hm, I see where you're going.

Well, put it this way-- "Violin" and "Viola" both go under the category of "String Instrument". But a Viola isn't a Violin. Or, how about this: "Rock" and "Jazz" but go under the category of "Music". But Rock isn't Jazz.


You're oversimplifying things. Violins and Violas both have different purposes in an orchestra. Rock and jazz are very different forms of entertainment and are made to entertain you in completely different ways.

Cartoons are both a class and an instance of that class. Animes are only an instance of the class - at least in the English language because it literally means animation in Japanese. Essentially, Animes are a type of cartoon. Cartoons are not by definition western nor exempt from anime styling which allows anime to fit rather nicely into the definition of a cartoon.
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Posted 11/29/14
No matter what anyone says, anime is Japanese animation, and it's totally different from any other kind of animation.
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Posted 11/29/14

Muur wrote:

Japanese Cartoons, so yes.


Japanese Animation*
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Posted 11/29/14

snivell wrote:

No matter what anyone says, anime is Japanese animation, and it's totally different from any other kind of animation.


Exactly. Can't some people just respect that?
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Posted 11/29/14 , edited 11/29/14
Anime is Japanese Cartoons. While it has a distinct difference in art style as well as more linear storylines I would say at the end of the day all animation falls under the same main category. It would almost be like if someone called Spanish TV shows programas and tried to argue that they are two completely different entities. Different subcategories, yes, different media, no. At the end of the day Anime literately means Animated, so I think that pretty much answers the question.
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Posted 11/30/14

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I don't understand why people argue. We use the word anime to distinguish between Japanese animation and other animation. There. Problem? It arise out of a need to clearly define a distinct style of media.


Well yes we do use the word "anime" to distinguish, although as far as I know anime in Japan means all animation regardless of origin. The opposition sometimes tries to pretend that anime and western cartoons are not related at all and do not fall under a bigger umbrella together. It is like saying that German and French television is entirely separated. Sure you can put both language's shows under distinct sub-categories if their styles are distinct enough, but at the end of the day they both fall under the main category of tv programming.
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Posted 12/2/14

snivell wrote:


Muur wrote:

Japanese Cartoons, so yes.


Japanese Animation*


Do you know the meaning of the word 'pedantic'?
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Frenzify wrote:


snivell wrote:


Muur wrote:

Japanese Cartoons, so yes.


Japanese Animation*


Do you know the meaning of the word 'pedantic'?


I was joking.
Posted 12/2/14
Anime is the Japanese word for animation of any kind, while in America it refers to a certain type of animation.
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Posted 12/9/14
For me Anime= =Japanese and cartoon= things like Avatar the legend of Korra and all that.
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Posted 12/9/14
Ugh this is seriously still being debated
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Posted 12/11/14
In Japan, ppl are indifferent to how animation is labeled. Anime and cartoons are just labels for animation.
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