On the Sixth Day of AniChristmas (American Cartoons and Anime Discussion)
On the sixth day of AniChrirstmas, InterestSoap gave to me, a post about the greatest debates ever. (Not really) I know the last post was really bad, but I got my writing mood back and the damn writer’s block is gone. So the topic for today is, American Animation and Anime, which one is better?
I know this topic is kind of a landmine, if those Cartoon Network people read this, it means I am going to get killed xP. So to prevent my death and any flame wars, I am just going to compare them. Firstly, what is the main difference between American Cartoons and Anime? I guess it’s mostly the art style and stuff, as most people have seen, but I found some other things.
Honestly speaking, I watch American Cartoons really seldom, but I noticed one thing. Most the things that happen in these cartoons are usually rather insane and crazy. Most of the shows I have watched do not even have humans! Cough cough, the life story of a sponge? Anime features more human characters and the non-human characters usually (most of the time) do not even talk. Compare the two characters.
Now I am definitely not saying that American Cartoons are better than Anime or vice versa, but these two forms of entertainment are too different to be able to be compared. The roots of both are completely different, so they may both involve animation, but the style and many other things are really different.
Anime focus on the voice actors a lot more than American Cartoons which explains the great competition to be a seiyuu in Japan. I do not know much about voice actors from other countries but from listening to dubs, you will get the general idea.
Another thing is diversity. Most anime (with a few exceptions) are usually short. I am sure all of you readers know the few exceptions. Every season, a heck lot of anime gets released, but most American cartoons focus on the 10 season of that one show. So for people who love to choose from a wide range of shows, anime is for you.
Cyborg showed me this video some time ago, the video is already quite old but it has certain points. I would love to get into a debate with him and by debate I mean fight to the death, but that would put Otakus in a bad light. In my opinion, the reason why some people do not like anime is because they prefer a different style, hence the root of all the hate when two people of different like meet.
So what do you think? That guy brings up some good points despite in a very douchebaggy manner and he made the extremely wise move of posting a vlog of it online. I cannot say which is better of the two, but I can say this. ANIME IS MORE POPULAR! I do not see any Cartoon Festival Asia but I do see an Anime Festival Asia!
So that’s the end of day six. So I have done one of the most controversial topics, what do you think? I know I take a biased stand, but I tried to be as fair as possible. What do you think of the video (sorry CTheHash)? What do you think of the guy and his arguments? Until tomorrow, Moe picture. Day 7