Top 10 Reasons Anime is Better Than American Cartoons


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41 More Popular

Something being more popular doesn't mean it's better.

Hey there, anime hater who always gets 11 dislikes, go back and watch caillou

Maybe in Japan - bobbythebrony

See: splatfests

42 Pretentious Fans
43 Cuter Characters

Anime looks weird

No. For most of the time anime characters had more human features than cartoons. In cartoons the characters are either as chubby as a meatball or as thin as a stick - MLPFan

So true, the only cute things I see is ppg, everything else is not cute, anime has cuter characters that make you aww.

44 They Don't Hesitate to Do What Is Necessary

But they also don't hesitate to do what is unnecessary as well. (AM I RIGHT FILLER? )

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45 Character Deaths Are Actually Meaningful

And don't just say that anime characters come back to life all the time because that's pretty much transformers in a nutshell

It adds more to the plot and changes what is going on in the plot line! It's crazy and I love it!

Yui's death tried to be, but failed. She just died to make everyone sad. But then the makers were like "OH NO! PEOPLE WILL DISLIKE OUR SHOW BECAUSE THEIR LOLI WAIFU DIED! " and gave Kirito the power to hack (Adding more to the "Why Kirito is flawless" list) just to bring her back. Nothing would change if she never appeared on the show, except Kirito and Asuna's relationship.

Jiraiya from Naruto, Light from Death Note, Yui from SAO, etc.

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46 Not Obvious Who Is The Good Guy

Light Yagami is the protagonist...who is a crazed mass-murderer with a killer notebook.

47 Deep Characters

There can be deep characters in any form of media! It doesn't just have to be anime! Heck, even cartoons have some deep characters!

48 Intelligent

While most cartoon characters are mainly used for being a goofballl, you can't deny that there are smart cartoon characters. And not every anime character is smart, just look at Goku (I'm not attacking DBZ), He did go through character development but at the start he wasn't really smart. I'm not attacking, I'm just saying. - nintendofan126

Not all are intelligent like Tsuna from Reborn...but he do grow

49 No Cheesy Clip Shows

I think you're confusing cartoons with live action sitcoms. I can't think of any cartoon that has had a clip show except for the simpsons. On the other hand I can name plenty of anime that have had clip shows (Project arms, Naruto, bleach, nurarihyon no mago, one piece, disk wars: avengers, trigun, transformers: robots in disguise anime, various gundam series, fullmetal alchemist, tenchi muyo, etc.

50 They Don't Try to Be Hip

I hate it when cartoons get hip, like for example a cartoon character raps, lame. At least animes don't make annoying songs and care too much about makeup and fashion and looking cool.

Most cartoon characters only think about getting compliments from appearances. And that's plain stupid. You should receive compliments from what wonderful person you are. Not from some expensive new clothing - MLPFan

Samurai Champloo kind of tries to be hip. At least it's not as controversial as The Boondocks.

Anime is still bad, even without trying to be hip

51 They Don't Try to Offend People

Anime never made fun of Muslims, The Handicap, Scientology, Black People, or even Jews, they certainly never offended the entire nation of Brazil and they also never used the Prophet Muhammad in their plot line.

Neither have Wallace & Gromit and guess what, that's British.

Whoever added this has no idea what "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt" or "Shin Chan" are. - Goatworlds

Seriously? Did any show offended people? I bet u name one

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52 Funnier Characters

No in American cartoons, when a character does something funny, it is usually humorous. When it happens in anime it is retarded.

I even consider Cyborg from the Teen Titans 2003 series to be funnier than SpongeBob, he gets me more laughs than him. - MeaganSaysHI

Teen Titans 2003 was an American cartoon. It just had the anime animation. It's just like Avatar.

Anime shows try to hard.

Some animes are funnier than cartoons.

53 Trap Characters/Reverse Characters

What does this have to do with one thing being better than another.

To all the people who don't what it mean. In anime, Trap Character is a boy who look, sound, and personality like a girl. And Reverse Character is a girl who look, act, and sound like a boy. Serously, You know Haku from Naruto? Well, You all think she is beautiful, but the truth the 'she' is actually a 'he'.

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54 Characters Develop Better
55 More Exciting V 2 Comments
56 Great Background Music

Animes really have awesome background music. Some episode in Naruto and one piece really makes me cry. Where Cartoon doesn't concern with such things.

Cartoons have way better songs

Since when is a song about waffles better than something like Sis Puella Magica? - MLPFan

57 Better backgrounds

Like anime that is so sad fruit basket all their background are sad but you understand

Okay, I guess, if you even pay attention to the background

58 More Emotional Depth

More idiots crying for stupid reasons

59 Most cartoons are run-of-the-mills on the genre V 1 Comment
60 Smart Characters

There are tons of smart characters in American cartoons

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