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Post Reply do you take offense when anime is called cartoon?
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tbh, for me i really don't care but i've seen people get mad for some reason


Its not that I take offense to it but I do believe it is inaccurate in many cases. The definition of cartoon is a 2 dimensional rendition used normally for humor or satire. Caricatures for example come from the same word. Animation or "anime" refers to any sort of animated media rather than media that is live action or still.

For example if you had a comic strip those are still cartoon characters depending on the time in which you used the word. Animated cartoons were first used to describe the early animations which became famous under people like Disney. Anime which is now a term used for Japanese style animation (sometimes argued only Japanese in origin but there are good arguments against this definition) can be cartoons if they follow the same criteria. So an anime that is exaggerated in features with the purpose satire and comedy would be considered an anime cartoon in my eyes. Bobobobobo-bo would be an example of an anime that is also a cartoon.
I would disagree that Death Note would be a cartoon but is most definitely an anime.
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Don't really care to be honest.
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Nope I don't bother with little things like that.
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No, because it's not an offensive thing to say.
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Not in the slightest.
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-___- who is trash talking anime........ otakus get ready for war
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Anime is pretty much Japan's form of cartoons. So nope.
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Posted 4 days ago , edited 4 days ago
it is cartoon

the same as manga vs comic as well

soccer vs football

i'm still watching cartoon/anime at this age.. so yeah..

Anime is Cartoon


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I draw in manga style and western style cartoons as well. I call myself a "cartoonist" even if all my stories aren't funny because a "cartoon" is a catchall term for exaggerated, character-based art. In anime, the face is heavily stylized even if the body is not, which makes it a form of cartooning.

But I still do get a bit upset when some people call anime "cartoons" because I know they're not following my definition. The word "cartoon" still has a really negative reputation because of the cheaply animated shows of the 60s and 70s. That's why, n most peoples eyes, a cartoon is automatically a children's genre. Most people aren't aware of cartoons geared towards adults outside of bawdy humor shows such as Family Guy and South Park. Predictably, the same people who dismiss anime as "just Japanese cartoons" will also argue that Family Guy is not a cartoon because it's geared for adults.
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Only a pansy gets offended by something that doesn't affect, or have anything to do, with them in any way.
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It may bother me sometimes but whatever. If only every one who don't know what anime is, instead using the word cartoon. I know it's japanese cartoon but even so, anime sounds SO much better...
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No I called anime cartoons as a kid so it's whatever
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No.
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Meh. I don't really mind when people call anime 'cartoons'. I guess it does somewhat irritate me when people don't know the difference between manga and anime, but I mean if it doesn't seem like they care, I'd rather not get worked up about it.
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This issue have some complexity than what it seems on surface. The few large uncommunicative American cartoon companies do not want Japanese animation to be recognized as unique due to their jealousy; they prevent official labels from being used to distinguish Japanese animation from animation by other nations to associate the success of anime with American cartoons. The few large American companies do not want to be competitive so they enforce heavy economic sanction against anime to maintain their oligopoly. They further use white-collar hacking in Facebook and Google+ to takeover the large anime communities, associate the success of Japanese anime with American cartoon, and ban anyone from using a unique term for Japanese animation. Two photo here can show some proof:
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