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I see a lot posts recently about saying anime isn't cartoons. Look I know you probably don't want an awesome anime like Angel Beats being compared to a cartoon like Chowder (though it's so cute). But that doesn't change the truth. Yes I don't like having animes I like being compared to American cartoons, but that doesn't mean that anime isn't cartoons in Japan. America separates anime from cartoons because America isn't used to cartoons. But in Japan it's different. Anime is the Japanese translation for cartoon. No matter the quality. Believe it or not there are animes with the same quality as America's Ed Edd and Eddy. But still called anime. And if it was shown in America, it'd be under the anime category. Saying anime isn't cartoons because how it looks is almost like saying any detailed cartoon should be considered an anime. Here's some examples of American cartoons that are as detailed as animes when they're still just cartoons.
Here are a few! Now here's a couple of animes that have more of a western style
See? Cartoons are cartoons. There are children cartoons and there are adult cartoons. Even some for teens! As you'd probably notice the American Teen cartoons tend to be more detailed. Same as anime. They are simply cartoons targeted towards older audiences. So they're more detailed! Either way they're still cartoons! Detailed or not :D So please spread the education!!
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No don't worry! You did the awesomest thing for this post. Now if people are mislead by my post I can direct them to that comment.
Agreed! It's animated, it's cartoon. I'm not bashing anyone's ideas,opinions or facts, it's just the way I see it. Animated drawing is cartoon.
I agree with all this. I just think people start getting upset when someone says something like its "just" cartoons. because something like that, using 'just' as a qualifier, degrades the material and lessens/cheapens it.
I see. Yeah that makes sense
so rwby is by definition a anime same as trigun is a cartoon? huh so it doesn't matter then really just were does it come from america Japan wherever. just who IS it targeted at.