Anime vs. Cartoons: What is better?

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Poll: Anime vs. Cartoons: What is better? (314 votes)

Cartoons 31%
Anime 36%
Both! 34%

Which is better, anime or cartoons?

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#402  Edited By Emanresu-ehT

Honestly anime is so much more fullfilling to watch than cartoons that I don't know how is this even a question.

And the only few cartoons I happened to like were those that were clearly influenced by anime, like Avatar,Teen Titans or Samurai Jack.

However I find most cartoons to be kinda wacky, and the designs kinda meh... Anime seems much more artistic and stylish.

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Anime wins for me because:

1. Has wider variety of themes, styles and stories (From comedy to psychological thriller, mystery, action, romance, magic, science fiction, etc...), so even if you don't like certain kind of anime, you will always be able to find lot of animes you would like.

2. Better designs:

Most cartoons have wacky designs, with very simplistic shapes and plain colors, anime on the other hand for the most part have outstanding amount of details, with beautiful designs, color gradients, proper use of shadows, lighting and size to define shapes and portray depth, volume and distance, as well as complex shapes, which makes them more visually apealling.

3. Better stories overall:

Most cartoons are made out of episodes unrelated to each other, like if each episode was a small story on its own, but most animes are plot oriented and they tell a greater story over the sum of their episodes and that makes anime series much more engaging and fullfilling to watch than plotless cartoons.

Also no cartoons compare to awesomeness of Death Note, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Saint Seiya Lost Canvas, Inuyasha, Samurai X, Cowboy Beebop, Bleach, Monster, Fullmetal Alchemist, Steins Gate, Fate Stay Night, etc...

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(At very least I can not imagine myself choosing Sponge Bob over Death Note or Gumball over Full Metal Alchemist or Xiaoling Showdown over Fate Stay Night or anything like that, I mean like seriously, why would someone choose cartoons is beyond me)

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Anime.

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Anime

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Anime.

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#407  Edited By SocaJunkie

A remake of Xiaolin Showdown as an anime would be amazing.

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Cartoons.

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Neither.

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Both.

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Anime. I only liked cartoons when I was younger, they suck balls now

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#414  Edited By Kilius

As far as shows go for the most part Western Animation. I prefer the shorter concise runtime, plus there's more variety just generally more entertaining. Most anime stories from my perspective are superior in manga format. Monster, Death Note, and Rurouni Kenshin are excellent stories but feel long and pedantic in their anime adaptations. Anime IMO flourishes best when they either make an original story like most of Studio Bone's productions or if they take a completely different route from the manga like the first Full Metal Alchemist adaptation. That said I'm just speaking in general, as some of my favorite TV shows are anime, and the criminally overlooked World Masterpiece Theature saga can stand with the best of TV entertainment.

As for movies it just depends on the artist and the studio making them. I just recently watch two new anime movies. Your Name was awesome, but This Corner of the World was dull and boring. Their quality and enjoyment or lack of had nothing to do with them being anime but with the talent of the filmmakers and the quality of the script. Anime movies IMO are less trendy and more open to creative freedom than TV shows so aside from production values they can stand with the best of Western entertainment.

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9/10 Anime is better. Some of the DC animated movies are just as good though.

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#416 Kirkseven  Online

Pretty much the same thing. Both are for kids after all.

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Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon, Pokemon, Beyblades, Dragonball...all fun anime to watch...I'll go with anime because of these ones

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Based on the picture? Anime.

Anime and cartoons as a whole? They're both great in their own unique way and have their ups and downs. To say either is above either as a whole just wouldn't work.

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Avatar the last airbender is deadass better than most anime, I’m pretty sure it would count as a cartoon so there’s that. But anime is consistently better

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I prefer anime although slightly

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#423 johnsmjs36  Online

Anime for me is better.

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Anime is more consistent.

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Anime just has far more variety. While I'd say the quantity to quality ration favors cartoons, so much more anime is made annually then all other animated works combined.

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I wanted to say both but I either hate some of them or don't know them. I prefer animes like Spirited Away and Howl's moving castle.

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Easily...

Both

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They're great in their own ways.

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As many people have said, ''They're equally good'' but if I have to choose. Anime

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#434  Edited By vjbthe3

Atla solos. Tales of ba ding sei? Brave little Soldier boy? Just those 5 minutes solo.

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Only loser communists like cartoons better.

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If this is based on picture then I choose anime if this is based on all cartoons vs all animes then I would choose Cartoons because DC Animated series and cartoons are 100x times better than anime

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Both. But if I had to choose one, I'd probably go with anime.

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The best cartoons are qualitatively outmatched by the best anime. Though cartoons and anime are good for different things as a whole.