Tomonaga (Tomonaga@xtra.co.nz)
Fri, 15 Oct 1999 15:16:23 +1300


Kaworu Nagisa wrote:

> Did you know that the Japanese call western cartoons
> "anime" too? Just a thought for all of us to reflect
> upon....

In Japan 'anime' is a general term referring to all forms of animation. It
describes the media not the genre. It doesn't matter if it's for adults or
kids, if it is animated it is 'anime'. There is no word to distinguish one
from the other, in much the same way that 'live-action' doesn't specify if
it's for adults or children.

Tet

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