I can agree with that since most of the people I know that watch Anime are long time game players.Originally Posted by dark_glaive
I think exacly the same, animes are what they are because of story and plot ,etc...Originally Posted by Ness
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Anime is popular because of everything it is. The animes have so many creative story lines and characters whilst having superb art, some people just like it for the art side of it. For people that mention anime is like cartoons i say BLASPHEMY!! The only thing that does relate them is the fact they are both forms of animations, although the general idea and principal is the same it's the content which sets them apart. Cartoons are generally for younger people, with a few exceptions like Simpsons, South Park, Invader Zim - which i might add is funny as hell - the audience for these are mainly the older generations.
Anime is just a beautiful combination of art, animation, music, story line and acting (not the western voice actors, dubbed animes suck!) whilst Cartoons are sketchy animations to humour people. Another thing to add is that Anime also gets across serious matters in there's storys. Like Gundam, showing people how harsh and grim war is... and i suppose how beautiful and poetic it can be... in my case anyway... -lol-
Anime are cartoons thats arent always showing that the world is perfect with little rainbows with 3 kindergarten superhero girls(lol ppg), or that people can get hit with TNT or a hammer and still live. Anime is more mature, with a storyline. Most of the characters have a goal. Other cartoons, like Ed Edd n Eddy for example, dont have a story line. Their goal is to get a jawbreaker, but most of the shows show that they arent doing anything to get a jawbreaker. Hamtaro didn't stay on TV long because there wasn't any storyline.
HECK, IF IT WEREN'T FOR MANGA OR ANIME, AMERICA'S CARTOONS WOULD BE CRAPPY AND UGLY!!!
I think its so popular because Anime is much more artistic and most of them have a great and equal balance of style and substance. And another reason is that anime just has a weird grip that never really lets go like anything else....can't put my finger on it but thats all i got.
I think we just wanted another point of view..something not so american. I think thats why some people watch foreign films...
I think good anime has a interesting plot and well drawn characters that its audience can relate to..and for bad anime...just the opposite.
I don't really think about the future much.....I think you think a little too much though its just TV sit back and if your not entertained change the channel
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It looks better than american cartoons and all my favorite shows r made of it!
I think it's because of the eyecandy. It's the prettty people. Also it's because of the plot. I mean it's in anime where you can go where no man has ever gone before. There are just some things you can't do in movies that you can in anime.
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