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Silly Otakus, Anime's For Kids!(?)
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Posted 4/11/15
I feel it's perfectly fair to call anime 'cartoons', but strictly calling them anime can help clarity when comparing them with western animation. As for it being for kids? I've always seen anime as a medium, so much like how movies and games have things for kids and adults, anime does, too.
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severticas wrote:

You're a kid AiYumega

Cheeeeeeese des!

...Or was it 'peace' ?


No I'm not....I'm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLBOn0Whhyc
Posted 4/11/15

AiYumega wrote:


severticas wrote:

You're a kid AiYumega

Cheeeeeeese des!

...Or was it 'peace' ?


No I'm not....I'm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLBOn0Whhyc


You're old then
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I prefer the term sage.
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I prefer the term sage.


What's that?
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Someone with experience and wisdom.

Like....Gandalf

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AiYumega wrote:



Someone with experience and wisdom.

Like....Gandalf





Ah a paedo!
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How is Gandalf a pedophile? He's awesome.
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AiYumega wrote:




How is Gandalf a pedophile? He's awesome.


You do know he's not real, right?
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Posted 4/11/15
"Anime is for kids" So that must include the likes of Parasite and Berserk right?
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What cartoon is that picture from?


I kid. I kid.
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SpiritWolf15 wrote:

"Anime is for kids" So that must include the likes of Parasite and Berserk right?


Kids these days, ey? xD
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Anime is for kids huh...I don't think that could be much further from the truth, at least in the west.

It seems actually very difficult to find child friendly anime ( I know, because I have been trying to find something for my younger sibling to watch). Most anime either touch on graphic violence, sexual themes, or mature storylines. Heck, by western standards I think some of the Magical girl anime would be deemed too graphic.

Anyway, aside from anime meaning "animation from Japan" in the english dictionary, I use a different way to distinguish it from cartoons. Anime (usually) has developing characters and moving plot as the main focus. Cartoons, on the other hand, usually focus on comedy and entertainment, with many "plots" lasting only one episode, if even that. There is exceptions here and there, of course. Like "slice of life" anime, or pure comedy anime. On the western side, we have things like Avatar, which I would consider an anime, because that's what it fits with my description.

I think anime overall is a better comparison to television as a whole. You have many genres encompassing many different subjects, but saying "Anime is for kids" is like saying "Television is for the lazy".
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Why do people consider Anime being called Cartoons a bad thing? That's exactly what anime is, cartoons. Just like how America can have cartoons for kids as well as adults, Japan does the same.
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