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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; Which country's cartoon is better? Personal Favorites: Japanese: Doraemon American: Scooby - Doo ------------------------- Engineer223...

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    Arrow Japanese Cartoons VS. American Cartoons

    Which country's cartoon is better?

    Personal Favorites:
    Japanese: Doraemon
    American: Scooby - Doo
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    I favor Japanese Cartoons because they have better pictures (way better) and they have decent sound.
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    I love American cartoons...the old ones at least. Loony Toons was the best. As for the Japanese cartoons, I would rather poke out my own eyes with a spork then watch them. But thats just me.

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    Anime Rules!!!
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    I like old American cartoons. New ones are just horrible.
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    neither! I don't enjoy cartoons, I only watch The Simpsons, but not for it's graphics nor it's sound. I enjoy the topics.

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    Osk, why did you post here when you are not interested in the topic??
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    The only modern american cartoon I like is Dextor's Lab. And South Park but I don't consider that a cartoon.

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    Roger Ramjet.

    You need to look at it as an adult. Takes on a whole new meaning.

    I think American cartoons suffer from mass production / comercialization. All go down hill after they become too popular.
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    Animes and Mangas all the way. Not the series. Series are crap most of the time. Nice pictures but boring and predictable story. Go for the real movies:

    Ghost in a shell

    Great story, great pictures... my favorite.

    Perfect Blue

    Pictures are average. Story is like straight from a Hitchcock thriller. Amazing.

    Record of Lodoss War

    13 Parts of a great stereotypical fantasy story.
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    I beg to differ, series rule.

    As a note to those who hate anime: You probably have never seen any. The dubs which are easy to get here are usually trash. They're censored, rearranged, dubbed by low-quality voice actors, and usually ruin the original story altogether. Dubs have improved, but the majority, especially the televised ones, are so altered they're practically completely different series altogether. I mean, they will actually redo the entire plot arc in some anime.

    There are a huge number of great anime series, and the newest ones are better yet.

    Good series:

    Excel Saga
    Utena (the movie is even better, tho)
    Jubei-chan
    Ayashi no Ceres
    Eden's Bowy
    Now and Then, Here and There
    Daa! Daa! Daa!
    El Hazard (the OAV series)
    Final Fantasy Unlimited
    Star Ocean Ex
    Jungle wa itsumo Hale nochi Guu
    Hellsing
    Hikaru no Go
    Inuyasha
    Pretear
    Silent Mobius

    Good movies:

    The Adolescence of Utena
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Mononoke Hime

    The problem with a lot of the anime series + movies that come over is that they are primarily of two types: children's anime, and action anime. Judging the genre by the poorly dubbed, censored, and redone versions would be like judging all american cinema + television by watching Barney and Arnold Schwarzanneger movies poorly dubbed into another language. As an example, Grave of the Fireflies is a drama that has far more in common with Schindler's List than it does with any cartoon I've seen. There is a wealth of anime which targets all kinds of audiences, in the way that American film does. The tiny bits you may see are insignificant compared to the huge variety of stuff that exists.

    I think the comparison is simply invalid. In America, cartoons are a niche market -- they target only the young children or the comedy markets. In Japan, anime is produced of a million different forms, targetting everyone from young children to adults.

    Sure, there's bad anime (although even the worst anime is usually not AS bad if you watch the original versions; sometimes the originals are vastly superior). But simply because some crap gets made doesn't mean that it's all bad. Simply because America makes movies like Biodome, or Dude, Where's My Car, doesn't mean that it can't also produce films like Gone with the Wind, Schindler's List, etc.

    Bottom line: Yes, there's crap, but there's also tons of good stuff.
    Last edited by The V.; 12-14-2001 at 02:25 PM.

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    Ok, you are right. Fact is they only show children anime series here. The stuff I download from the net is great, but most of the time thats full movies. I admit I don't know most of those you listed
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    i like the japanese ones better, athough i do like the simpsons. over here (in the netherlands) there is only dragonball, dragonball Z, and some stuff that i presume is immitation. i read dragonball quite alot

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    I like japanese animation very much.

    Anime I prefer are Shinseiki Evangelion, Blue Submarine no. 6 and Cowboy Bepop.

    Anyway I think I couldn't choose beetwen Japanese and American animation, IMHO they're too different in style and topic.
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    ANIME ROCKS!



    USA Sucks, and so doe cartoons.

    Oh yeah Colour has a U in it dummies!



    Any complaints I will take u on a rumble with Pendragon!



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