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!!