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Re: Anime or Cartoons
« Reply #105 on: June 24, 2009, 08:50:24 PM »
Please do so. I had a Youtube-argument during a few days because of it. A few people supported me in the end so, I won. xD

 Anime:
 parodies of other anime/tv shows
 reference to japanese/chinese and other countries' cultures
 funny/scary/cute/weird facial/body expressions
 colourful characters
 creativity
 
I can't think of anything else right now. o.o

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Re: Anime or Cartoons
« Reply #106 on: June 25, 2009, 03:42:16 AM »
Im gonna try to avoid stuff like "japanese mythology" cause that's not really helping the argument. That kinda goes against the argument in that "anime is cartoons from japan"


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Re: Anime or Cartoons
« Reply #107 on: June 25, 2009, 04:29:11 AM »
Call me whatever you want but I didn't understand what you said. >.<

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Re: Anime or Cartoons
« Reply #108 on: June 25, 2009, 05:50:06 AM »
He means saying japanese mythology is something from anime will make people say that anime is just japanese cartoons, while he's trying to prove anime and cartoons are different.

Cata did point something out though: facial expressions.
Overreacting facial expressions is something typical from anime that you don't see in regular cartoons.

Two more things I can remember off the bat from anime is the sweatdrop and the fall (when the characters fall face-down, usually because of a bad joke by another character, you know what I mean ;)).
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Re: Anime or Cartoons
« Reply #109 on: June 25, 2009, 06:07:46 AM »
I have some of that under Character:

•   Eyes
•   Hair
•   Fingers
•   Mouths
•   Height
•   Traits


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Re: Anime or Cartoons
« Reply #110 on: June 25, 2009, 03:15:26 PM »
Oh and that hand sign they do when they fall down that means "I love you".

I don't think it would be a bad argument using japanese culture because anime portrays foreign culture, too. In Ranma there are chinese references. In School Rumble there are Mexican and English references. In Neon Genesis Evangelion there are German references. In Cowboy Bebop there are American references. So I think the argument cannot be "japanese culture" but "culture, whether it's japanese or foreign".

Religion is present in Anime but I think it relates to culture. Maria†Holic 's religion is christianism. In Urusei Yatsura, Dragon Ball, ... it's buddhism. In cartoons we don't see religion taking a part in it, unless it's Simpsons, American Dad and Family Guy.

These cartoons are made for grown-ups (Yay! cartoons aren't ONLY for kids!!!)

I think most Anime is for everyone, from little kids to old people. Of course there are exceptions such as Petshop of Horrors (really, really scary o.o) and of course hentai.

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Re: Anime or Cartoons
« Reply #112 on: July 07, 2009, 07:49:24 PM »
Anime and manga usually but not always have mature stories and situations and there is more attention to detail in anime and manga compared to western cartoons.
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