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whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Jba » Thu 06.16.2005 11:26 pm

whats better American Cartoons or Anime?and why do you like it:DB):)
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby jinksys » Fri 06.17.2005 5:25 am

Well, thats a hard call. American Cartoons and Japanese Anime are geared towards different audiences. Anime toward many different age groups, and Cartoons towards mostly children, (except a select few like simpons, the critic, family guy, american dad, and anything else on adult swim). The odd thing now is that most saturday morning cartoons are not cartoons, but rather anime-toons. Pokemon, Rave Master, etc. I wouldnt say that is a good thing tho.
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Schattenjedi » Fri 06.17.2005 5:52 am

There is something called atmosphere which Anime has a lot of and Cartoons have none of. Although if I just want a laugh, I'll watch Family Guy or the like.
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Danyoru » Fri 06.17.2005 2:01 pm

It's hard to say. I love anime, it's such a unique artform.

But then there's Disney, the Godfather of animation and the inspiration for many anime artists, especially the renowned Hayao Miyazaki.
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Jba » Fri 06.17.2005 3:30 pm

well i like both but i like anime more than american cartoons if i want to laugh i wat:ch an american:D and if i want good graphicks i watch an anime:D
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Datadog » Sun 06.19.2005 2:50 pm

I don't think there's a better medium yet. Americanime focus more on the dialogue aspect of cartoons, while Japanime focuses more on the characterization. I seriously think both an American and Japanese film company should merge to create one breath-takingly brilliant looking masterpiece.
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Midori_Happy » Tue 07.05.2005 3:13 pm

Anime for me. American cartoons are more simple. And for me I need varity anyway.
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Christian_ » Tue 07.12.2005 8:32 pm

Anime is great if I want to read an awesome comic but if I want to laugh american cartoons are funny.
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby kydancer0123 » Tue 07.12.2005 10:04 pm

Anime for me, they have variety and they have a heck of alot more detail and they are more true to life (except in some anime they have huge eyes!:))
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby jinksys » Tue 07.12.2005 10:07 pm

I still dont think you can compare the two. Anime generally has a plot that runs through the entire series, while with cartoons you can sit down and jump right in. As x911 said, if you want to laugh then watch american cartoons. I know there are some funny animes, but I have yet to watch an anime as funny as family guy, the critic, futurama, simpsons, etc. As I said before, both are great - they just have their different purposes.
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Shibakoen » Wed 07.13.2005 12:46 am

American Cartoons. Hands down. Think "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," "King of the Hill." Popular especially with the college crowd because they're socially relevant, making fun of politics and society in general. Even Bugs Bunny has his political and cultural moments. My first exposure to Classical Music and Opera was from watching Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse. Intelligent anime like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo are obvious exceptions as far as anime is concerned. And when was the last time you heard Sailor Moon yell "And knowing's half the battle!!" I mean even anime magazines say that there is a lack of quality anime out there today. And here in the US it's primarily associated with Hentai and porn. Until mainstream anime drops the VAPID titles like Dragonball Z (or GT whatever it is now) it will continue to be seen as either cutsie and childish, corporate machines cranking out toys and game cards, or just an excuse for grown men to watch teenage girls get raped by aliens with a 30' long phallus.
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Shibakoen » Wed 07.13.2005 12:50 am

Anime is good for some action, but I'd take GI Joe over Appleseed anyday.
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 07.13.2005 1:51 am

That's because appleseed was crap, and GI Joe had cobra commander.

Damn I love that guy. Although he was better as Starscream.

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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 07.13.2005 1:55 am

By the way, this is going to make me seem old, but it's just that all the good cartoons on TV are Anime nowadays that we're even having this debate.

Back in the day (80s and early 90s) there was a huge amount of great American (and some imported Japanese) animation. It was about the same quality of it's japanese counterparts, and was thematically the same, telling long stories over a number of episodes.

However, with the rise of cable and the decline of the saturday morning (and afterschool) cartoon, such wonderful shows went the way of the dodos.

I love anime. But even more do I love the Transformers, Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles, Duck Tales, Batman the Animated Series (1-3 seasons), etc.

Kids today...
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RE: whats better American Cartoons or Anime?

Postby Nubius » Wed 07.13.2005 5:00 am

Sorry if I go on a little rant here :D

I'm only 21, but I feel kids in america today are being WAY too sugar coated in terms of whats really out there in the world and things like that.

Back when I was a kid I watched things like Ren & Stimpy that, when I look back were pretty gross and vulgar...you won't see those kinds of things any more...hell you don't even see things like Rocko's modern life...even that could be gross some times..

I swear kids just have these little dinky fairy tale type cartoons that's just sending the message 'oh hey! The world is so happy!'...granted I'm a bit pessimistic, but I can't believe how much is changed in such a short time...I've always said that'd I'd watch cartoons until I was in my deathbed breathing from an oxygen tank....and Anime pretty much guarantees that...no where else would you get some that actually have a lesson behind them that isn't just about "Sharing with your friends!" or something that in most cases is completely unrealistic.

I believe america is a bit too prude, be it violence or even sexuality...another reason I like anime. Anyone watch Elfen Lied? American parents would crap themselves if watched that...not only does it show breats (oh no! not cartoon breasts!) but it is probably one of the most violent animes I've ever seen...women, children, it doesn't matter they all get killed.

Now I'm not saying we absolutely NEED more violence and sex on TV, but hell, kids wil find it anyway...I don't see what the big deal is...either be open with your kids or they'll sneak behind your back to watch it anyway.

Now I do like things like "Happy lesson" which is completely opposite of a violent anime like Elfen lied so I'm not completely evil :D

However, with the rise of cable and the decline of the saturday morning (and afterschool) cartoon, such wonderful shows went the way of the dodos.
Agreed

And yeah, duck tales, darkwing duck, chip and dale :D those were the greatest.

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sorry, some of my arguements may have been ridiculous to some, but, it's just most kids I've come across these days have a completely sheltered life and it's pretty pathetic
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