Differences Existing Between Anime and Cartoons

DifferencesExisting Between Anime and Cartoons

DifferencesExisting Between Anime and Cartoons

Outline

Topic:Differences existing between anime and cartoons

Objective:To identify the sources of difference between cartoons that aredesigned by Americans and anime developed by the Japanese.

Thesis: Visual features, themes, amount of animation, length, and the targetaudiences are the major sources of difference between anime andcartoons.

  1. Technology has allowed artists to develop new forms of entertainment and methods of sharing information (Stian &amp Frant, 2012).

  2. Cartoons were developed by the Americans to provide children with entertainment while anime entertain and inform the audience (Maiden, 2013).

  1. A Preview of the Key Points

  1. Visual features

  1. Anime are more advanced than cartoons since they present greater details of the body (such as large eyes that have reflective highlights), structure, and dressing (Maiden, 2013).

  2. Cartoons have facial features (such as the disproportionately large nose) that are not complementary to other parts of the body, which gives a fictional depiction (Stian &amp Frant, 2012).

  1. Themes and target audience

  1. The development of anime is based on themes that are related to human emotions, sex, violence, and general life issues (Maiden, 2013).

  2. American cartoons, on the other hand, are based on themes that are related to comedy (Stian &amp Frant, 2012).

  1. Length and amount of animation

  1. Animation in cartoons is original and greater, while the anime has long scenes that involve the delivery of information with the movement of mouth and hair only (Maiden, 2013).

  2. Cartoons can take a period of between five minutes to one hour, while anime goes for the duration of 22-25 minutes for every episode (Stian &amp Frant, 2012).

  1. Conclusion

  1. Cartoons and the Japanese anime have more differences than similarities.

  2. The main sources of differences include the visual features, themes, amount of animation, length, and the target audience.

DifferencesExisting Between Anime and Cartoons

Technologicaladvancement facilitated the development of new types of entertainmentand methods of sharing information. Cartoons were developed byAmericans with the objective of providing children with a source ofentertainment, but the Japanese have come up with an advanced versionof the animation that entertain and inform the audience (Stian &ampFrant, 2012). This paper will address the differences that existbetween cartoons and anime. Visual features, themes, amount ofanimation, length, and the target audiences are the major sources ofdifference between anime and cartoons.

Visualappearance is the main difference between anime and cartoons. TheAmerican cartons are designed to illustrate two-dimensional visualarts (Stian &amp Frant, 2012). Cartoons are used as tools to depictthe American drawing and painting in semi-realistic ways, which allowartists to share humor, sarcasm, or satire. The term “anime” is ashort form of the word animation. This implies that the Japaneseanime integrates all types of animation, in addition to visual arts(Maiden, 2013). This makes the anime more complex than cartoons.

Moreover,anime is more advanced than cartoons since it presents greaterdetails of the body (such as large eyes that have reflectivehighlights), structure, and dressing (Maiden, 2013). Animation alsoallows artists to use shades and color variations that make animemore attractive than the American cartons. This makes anime closer toreality than a cartoon. Cartoons, on the other hand, have facialfeatures (such as the disproportionately large nose) that are notcomplementary to other parts of the body, which gives a fictionaldepiction.

Theme,target audience, and content are also major sources of differencebetween anime and cartoons. For example, the development of anime isbased on themes that are related to human emotions, sex, violence,and general life issues (Maiden, 2013). The American cartoons, on theother hand, are based on themes that are related to comedy.Therefore, designers of cartoons focus on making them comical inorder to cause laughter. Consequently, the audiences of anime includeadults and children, while cartoons are designed for kids. Theability of anime to depict themes that touch on real life issues hasbeen shown to facilitate a mature development of the Japanesechildren compared to a limited effect of cartoons on the growth ofthe American kids (Stian &amp Frant, 2012).

Animeis considered to be better than cartoons in many ways. However, thecartoons have more amount of animation than anime. Animation incartoons is original and greater, while the anime has long scenesthat involve the delivery of information with the movement of mouthand hair only (Maiden, 2013). Consequently, the Japanese artists arelabeled lazy due to the limited amount of animation that they applyto the anime.

Apartfrom originating from different countries, cartoons and anime differin terms of length. It is estimated that cartoons can take a periodof between five minutes to one hour, while anime goes for theduration of 22-25 minutes of every episode (Stian &amp Frant, 2012).Therefore, American artists can share more information in a singleepisode than the Japanese designers.

Conclusion

Cartoonsthat are designed by Americans and the Japanese anime have moredifferences than similarities. The main sources of differencesinclude the visual features, themes, amount of animation, length, andthe target audience. These differences indicate that anime has moresuperior features than cartoons and they can be viewed by both theadults and kids.

References

Maiden,R. (2013). Anime vs. cartoons: Is there really a clear distinction?Mooonlitasteria.Retrieved July 30, 2016, fromhttps://moonlitasteria.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/anime-vs-cartoons-is-there-really-a-clear-distiction/

Stian,O. &amp Frant, J. (2012). American animation vs. Japanese animation.OpenGjovik.Retrieved July 30, 2016, fromhttps://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/handle/11250/143204