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Japanese Cartoons VS. American Cartoons

This is a discussion on Japanese Cartoons VS. American Cartoons within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by Engineer223 Japanese Cartoon had slipped by a large scale over the years. Before computers, both the US ...

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    Originally posted by Engineer223

    Japanese Cartoon had slipped by a large scale over the years. Before computers, both the US and Japanese cartoons are great (Warner Bros., Disney and Doraemon), but after the involvement of computers, they had became worse. Just look at Digimon (mock it to the worst if you like), they fly at a different angle than they face. Pokemon are just as bad. They are walking but no distance is achieved.

    As for storyline, constantly, the first season is very well planned. But, if they started a new set of episode, their storyline are just so mixed that you can't even tell what is going on. Nowadays the cartoon tends to "stretch" the storyline by plotting useless episodes and subplots. Digimon has tons of these. Pokemon is less severe but still has a lot of junk. They are placeholders, storytellers should never use them.

    Opinion will be accepted.
    Firstly: Anime that last for more than one season, unless that was the original plan, are rare. A few anime (Kenshin, Sakura, Fushigi Yuugi) do a few seasons, which was planned from the start. A few just never seem to end (Dragonball Z), because they're milking the series for all it's worth. Most, however, make, at most, 39 episodes (a season and a half). Sometimes they'll make a second series/season, but those are usually good, too.

    Second: I agree to a point that CG animation ruins animation. Sometimes, just SOMETIMES, CG is used to a very good effect (Mononoke Hime, for example). In small doses, or if it's very well done, it can be cool, but sometimes you get anime which have too much CG, and too poorly done.

    On a positive note, few anime are using CG. Final Fantasy Unlimited uses it, sometimes too much, but usually it's cool (I don't need to see someone load his gun in CG, though). Vandread used it, but it looks pretty cool as it is -- the CG is primarily for spacecraft, which tend to look good in CG. Harlock Saga -- my opinion hasn't been made up on that one, I need to watch more than the one ep I saw.

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    I've been seeing this word "CG" for a long time... I know basically what it is, but not really sure, can anyone tell me?
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    CG = Computer Graphics
    Ohhh... Pokemon is Japanese... Kinda off topic on this one.
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    OOH! I see... thanks!

    Look's like I've been looking at a lot stuff I don't even know the name of ^.^...
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    Anime rulez, most ppl that knowme know that i LOVE anime

    starting on evangelion, bubblegumcrisis tokyo2040, rgveda (is not anime but manga, although it has ovas), cardcaptors sakura, X, mamono hunter Yohko, Rurouni Kenshin, Magic knight Rayearth (yeah im clamplover), FLCL, Inuyasha, Kodomo no omocha, Fushigii Yuugi, Gundam, Robotech, Vandread, Shojou Kakumei Utena, Youre under arrest, kacho ouji, escaflowne, Digi Charat, Gatekeepers, Ghost in the shell, akira, hand maid may, Lain, meitantei connan, nadesico, orphen, ranma, saber marionette j, saber marionette j to x, spriggan & slam dunk ^^


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    Astro-Boy rules! And might I add that Robotech kicked the ass of Transformers!

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    I like most part of the anime series/films, except for the pokemon and other "kids' films".
    The Futrama is also very good.

    Well, what are you guys thinking about the Japanese/American comics?
    I can't say for sure about manga comics, but my favorite American comics are the BackLash and BackLash&Spiderman. The most part of them is made by Brett Booth, so they are pretty good.

    P.S.
    Once more sorry for the misspelling...

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    Some anime targetted towards kids is good... Sakura is a cool anime, and it's definately for kids. The original (not the DiC dub) of Sailor Moon is supposed to be cool, as well.

    Of course, this assumes you see the real versions, not the horrible dubs.

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    Japanese animé and manga are mostly serious looks at life, but American cartoons like The Simpsons, Futurama and Dexter's Lab are HILARIOUS.

    It all depends on what you watch cartoons for.

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