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I think of it as "a disgusting bastardisation of Japanese culture and childrens television to provide really bad entertainment for adults."
Pronounced 'aneem'. See also [Hentai].
(TV shows and movies such as Evanglion and Akira) are the only good non-comedy cartoons for people older than 12 and many people enjoy them. -- SimonCrosby.
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I guess the difference for me is the examples you gave are all individual programs in their own right.
People seem to use "anime" as a blanket term, and worship it. Personally, I hate it. But I wouldn't make any judgements on it. --GreigMcGill
The question is based around Simon's statement that anime are the "only good non-comedy cartoons for people over 12". Why do people have to discredit comedy as an incorrect use of cartooning? Do you not think that other breeds of cartoon would be produced if studies suggested they would be popular? Are you implying the 'outgrowing' of American cartoons as a serious medium as people grow up -- perhaps suggesting that's what Walter Disney wanted us to think? That cartooning is an art form for children only? Are you trying to hold onto your inner child but are not comfortable doing so watching comedy? Do you use anime as a connection to a broken childhood that you didn't enjoy? All these questions can be answered with the help of your local registered psychotherapist, including perhaps some insight on why you feel you need to make sweeping generalizations about other people's lives based on their (permissable and encouraged) choice to speak their piece? To read cultural insensitivity onto a discussion that is based around an art form borders on a racial slur. Are you suggesting that I have a problem with Japan? Are you saying that in order to maintain your high self-esteem and your ability to please your international harem that you are required to maintain the opinion of the general populace and you lack the ability to speak out against something you wish to criticize? I hope that one day you find your inner peace and can live your life without the stress of finding the need to justify your habits to those who post on a wiki. -- CraigBox