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So i have been looking around and cannot find something which seems to touch on this topic or subject so sorry if i am starting something already covered. The question for you all is What is Anime to you ? not what anime you like but your own personal description of anime. I will give you mine and hopefully it can be used as an example of what i mean.

Anime to me is Japanese produced cartoons aimed at a older audience. Some might read that opening like and raise an eye brow but allow me to expand a bit more. I know some people who refer to anime as cartoons and for me cartoons are western creations aimed at kids for another example i do not see My Little Pony as a anime but simply a cartoon aimed at kids. Anime also has a certain style to it and is made in such a way i think it can easily be separated from other genres. Do you agree with ? think i am bonkers ? or way off the mark ? or do you does it mean something completely different to you ? - If so I'd love to read what you guys think and feel on this topic and also there isn't much anime i dislike and to boost this point i cannot even think of one off the top of my head i would avoid or class as one i dislike.
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when my parents die, I didn't do anything just crying and crying. That time while crying I was walking in the house of my parents and I heard a very loud noise coming From the kitchen. I open the door and no one is there. But I saw The tv on and I saw sailor moon. She was beautiful and has very long hair. I don't understand what she's doing what I want to see is her yellow and very long hair.
And from my back someone ask me. Do you like her? It was my uncle asking me. I said yes I want like that hair. After that my uncle carried me and said that's my beautiful. Okay tomorrow I will bring you in the word of animation!!!

So for me anime is my heroes, it's long time ago so I don't care

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Sounds like anime was something positive for you my mother had a bad turn a few years back and up until that happened she was fine it was out of blue and hit us all hard within our family. I was shell shocked and turned to my personal interests in search of comfort. I had recently re-discovered anime and had bought a random box set online after hearing good things about it and that box set was the Azu Manga Daioh collectors edition box set. That anime holds a special place in my heart it helped me through one of most challenging stages of my life to date and its one of my favorite box sets i own for obvious reasons. I'm sure there are others out there who have good tale to tell and I'd love to read about them if others are willing to share.
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Posted 10/14/16

Cute_Joshy wrote:

So i have been looking around and cannot find something which seems to touch on this topic or subject so sorry if i am starting something already covered. The question for you all is What is Anime to you ? not what anime you like but your own personal description of anime. I will give you mine and hopefully it can be used as an example of what i mean.

Anime to me is Japanese produced cartoons aimed at a older audience. Some might read that opening like and raise an eye brow but allow me to expand a bit more. I know some people who refer to anime as cartoons and for me cartoons are western creations aimed at kids for another example i do not see My Little Pony as a anime but simply a cartoon aimed at kids. Anime also has a certain style to it and is made in such a way i think it can easily be separated from other genres. Do you agree with ? think i am bonkers ? or way off the mark ? or do you does it mean something completely different to you ? - If so I'd love to read what you guys think and feel on this topic and also there isn't much anime i dislike and to boost this point i cannot even think of one off the top of my head i would avoid or class as one i dislike.


I see them as Japanese cartoons. The very first cartoons made were aimed at adults. It's only later that it became common to target them for children. Anime has a wider variety of tropes than western animation.
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Posted 10/14/16
A medium to tell a story....
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^ dang, you kinda took mine.
I was gonna say just another medium of entertainment, but it doesn't sound as good now.

Anyways, I think anime allows for more imagination and creativity than live action TV, but there are other flaws that TV shows don't have, stemming from anime needing source material and stuff.
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SirBacon12 wrote:

^ dang, you kinda took mine.
I was gonna say just another medium of entertainment, but it doesn't sound as good now.

Anyways, I think anime allows for more imagination and creativity than live action TV, but there are other flaws that TV shows don't have, stemming from anime needing source material and stuff.


Your good man lol. That just my default answer when someone says what a form a medium is to you or if they don't like it.
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To me, anime means any animation produced in Japan or created by Japanese artists. Animation produced in other countries that emulates the style of anime doesn't count (not that it isn't good, just that it's not technically anime).
Why I like anime (visual experimentation, creative story-telling, etc.) is a separate issue.
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Anime is Anime. Manga is Manga.
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