Demotivational Poster #1071407

Entry by FormerlyMIC on Thu Apr 12 20:12:05 2012.

Tags: Anime, NARUTO, Uchiha Sasuke, Demotivational Poster

NARUTO, Uchiha Sasuke, Demotivational Poster

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Comments (English)

  • Tsukai

    Apr 12, 2012

    Anime = Cartoon originating from Japan.
    Kind of heavy on the semantics there.

    Cartoon.
    "A film made by photographing a series of drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence."

    Film.
    "A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement"

    Anime, in regards to standing for "animation."
    "The making of animated cartoons."

    These are all dictionary definitions. Animation is simply the making of a cartoon. Don't get me wrong, I call anime "anime," but saying it isn't a cartoon isn't correct (even if it's a cartoon *from Japan.* That doesn't make it not one). Kind of makes the joke a lot less funny.

  • FormerlyMIC

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    Apr 12, 2012

    what does semantics mean?

  • Minamisos

    Apr 13, 2012

    The branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning.

  • kyouelric

    Apr 13, 2012

    anime actually means animation, manga = comic. don't think there's an actual word meaning 'cartoon' in Japanese. So there's a difference. there's no 'cartoon's in Japan, only anime. get it? lol

  • Hidenka

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    Apr 13, 2012

    @kyouelric: exactly.

    but i lol'ed at this, just because it's funny. i actually don't care what others want to call what, i call Japanese things anime and manga, and the rest cartoons and comics. i don't care if they mean the same thing, but i won't call japanese stuff like i would call american/french/whatever other country stuff.

    well, if i started this topic maybe i need to say, shouldn't we call them like they're called in that country and that's that? like, in america we call them cartoons, in japan we call them anime, in france we call them dessin anime. LOL

  • FormerlyMIC

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    Apr 13, 2012

    **** THAT tsukai!
    YOure just mean!

  • vampireX1999

    Apr 13, 2012

    lol anime=cartoon , I have seen japanese calling american cartoons,anime ,because for them anime is for animation

  • killergirl404

    Apr 13, 2012

    O.o okay.......

  • yuukina

    Apr 14, 2012

    Yes, the Japanese people I know call any and all kinds of cartoons anime. We just call them differently, but it's the same thing...

    Still, since it's a cartoon from Japan, we should call it the way they do, don't you think? Calling animes cartoons just sounds... so wrong, I dunno XD

  • Bloozeth

    Apr 14, 2012

    The amount the weaboo population has thickened over the past year is woefully massive. I wholeheartedly agree with Tsukai. I wonder what childish sense of humor one must have to laugh at this pathetic attempt at wit.

  • kyouelric

    Apr 14, 2012

    I just wanted to point out a language difference between English and Japanese. anime has a whole hell of a lot more point than American cartoons. Like Ghost in the Shell vs Spongebob, which one deals more with humanity and moral? anime is more of a concept, provoking thought rather than just being mindless entertainment like Futurama. its another difference. as for names, lets just call them by their original origin. Japanese animation = anime, everyone else = whatever they call it in their countries.

  • Tsukai

    Apr 14, 2012

    This isn't a discussion of which culture has the better, more intellectual animated works, but how flimsy this "demotivational poster" is by stating that anime (how the Japanese say our version of the word "cartoon," which is simply a shortened version of "animation," what a cartoon is by definition in the English language) isn't a cartoon.

    I like anime way more than a lot of american cartoons, though not all of them are mindless. (Delta State, Aeon Flux <--despite its look, it didn't originate from Japan, movies like The Lion King, etc) Also, there are plenty of mindless anime out there. It isn't the most fair of comparisons. (ie. The brilliant work Ghost in the Shell vs Spongebob, a cartoon aimed at 6 - 11 year-old children.)

  • WakaLakaTime

    Apr 14, 2012

    I think that they said cartoon in the original to underline how immature hating an anime character would be. Because cartoons have probably been stereotyped as something silly and childish.

  • Tsukai

    Apr 14, 2012

    I agree, Waka. I actually like the original one more. =)

  • Fortis931

    Apr 14, 2012

    sighs at this.

  • bane101

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    Apr 14, 2012

    ^ *sigh*

  • FormerlyMIC

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    Apr 15, 2012

    this conversation is over!!!!!

  • WakaLakaTime

    Apr 15, 2012

    @ MissIzayaCupcake
    I dont think that it's very nice to tell someone off like that simply because they decided to state their opinion. Tsukai is just making his/her point, politely. Also you don't get to decide when others stop conversing.

  • FormerlyMIC

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    Apr 15, 2012

    on my picture i do!

  • WakaLakaTime

    Apr 16, 2012

    No not really, sorry, you can do nothing to stop me from posting other comments. Anyway, it would be appropriate that you apologised (or something close to that) to Tsukai. Unfortunately, this conversation is getting petty and out of subject at this rate.

  • FormerlyMIC

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    Apr 16, 2012

    Fine tsukai im sorry...

  • WakaLakaTime

    Apr 16, 2012

    ^_^ :)

  • Lucius

    Apr 18, 2012

    I like it!!! ~<3

  • GrimmsGirl100

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    Apr 18, 2012

    technically, they are the same thing. They are both animated, and some are meant to provide comedy in a "toon"-like manor. But I do see why they are different. But it's not that big a deal

  • Grimmjow Jeagerjaquez

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    Jul 18, 2012

    Doraemon vs. Spongebob
    They seem very different if you ask me...

  • SasukeSharingan

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    Jul 31, 2012

    I ALSO LIKE THE MOVIE JAWS, BUT NOT THE SHARK PART.

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