Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Fri, 15 Oct 1999 13:41:22 -0700


>On Fri, 15 Oct 1999 15:16:23 +1300 Tomonaga <Tomonaga@xtra.co.nz> wrote:
>>
>>
>>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
>
>
> So, is it technically right for us to be using the word "anime" to
>refer only to "Japanese cartoons"?
>
>Kaworu Nagisa (aka Veilchen)

In the English-speaking world, the term "anime" refers to Japanese animation
exclusively, whereas "cartoon" and "toons" refer to animated kiddie shows
made by Westerners.

Eddie

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