Reasons Why Japanese Anime Is Worse Than American Cartoons


The Top Ten

1 Fanboys/Fangirls

Anime has the worst fandom on the internet and the fans are hypocrites. They get very emotional when someone generalises anime with comments such as "it is animated porn" or "it's nothing but endless fighting" but they do the exact same thing to western cartoons by saying "all western cartoons are for little kids" or "it's nothing but fart jokes."

It is also a big double standard that anime fans are allowed to hate on western cartoons without getting criticised for it but as soon as some people say they dislike anime, anime fans start calling them the scum of the earth.

Anime fans, "Why does America still make cartoons? You should try watching (insert word you can't pronounce or spell), it's way better than whatever baby shows you watch! "

Me, "I assume that the reason you think that all American cartoons are babyish is because the last time that you watched a cartoon America made, you WERE a baby."

Anime fan, "Come on other anime fan, tell them."

Anime fan 2, "Why does America even make cartoons? You should...

Anime fan 538, "...Watch (Insert word you can't pronounce or spell), it's better than...

Anime fan 2304, "...Whatever baby shows...

Anime fan 9001, "I'm over 9,000! "

Me, Oh I was gone by Anime fan 6... To go watch YouTube... and original content.

There are two lists here called why anime is better than American cartoons and why American cartoons are better than anime. The anime fans called us biased and same came over to the list to curse at us and said our reasons and opinion was wrong. The my little pony fan base is better and more mature than these guys.

Both fanbases have manchildren. cartoons are degenerate in general.

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2 Bad Storyline

All you anime fans are biased. Your just trashing on American cartoons constantly saying that anime is always better and that American cartoons never have or had a storyline or then always having horrible animation and then saying since you think anime animation is 10 times better that it must be true. Then why you say every American cartoon is only about farting, it's obvious you only watched breadwinners or family guy and assumed that that applied to every American cartoon. I've seen a lot of animes and there isn't anything special about them. It's just a group of people going on a journey to find something and then there are some bad guys who try to stop them. Gosh this fanbase is so annoying. All they do is complain if someone doesn't like their precious anime and then they need to bash on American cartoons even though they only watched the bad ones.

Can't you respect that my opinion and see that I hate anime, yet you still say oh you should watch it and maybe you'll love it. No I won't I hate it and its not awesome. I don't like the style of it (i get told I know nothing about animation then just for saying that) and I find the storyline confusing and just boring. Also you may not say American cartoons are the worst and anime is the best but many anime fans do that.

I've seen 10 anime, and I can say most of them weren't pretty good, but there are anime that are superior to American Cartoons, such as Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, yeah I now it sort of sucks at the start, but later on in the series, it gets intense with reveals and stuff, it's go on a journey, but it isn't stop by bad guys, except for the start. The animation isn't really good with anime I know, but the story is amazing, the American Cartoon beats them at animations but they can't beat them with the story, take IMDB for example they rated anime better than most American Cartoon. And it is sort of true, in general most American Cartoon beat anime, but there are anime which are better than all of the American Cartoon

Wow... you just did exactly what you complain anime people do. if they aren't watching the right American cartoons then you aren't watching the right anime. there are probably 100 animus for every 1 American cartoon. I guarantee there is one you will like but, I am not forcing you to find it. don't you get excited about shows? Don't you tell your friends about it? WE ALL DO THAT! Who cares if its anime or not.

Anime sucks and all of the have the same cliches that I can't stand. Also the animation for it makes me sick. Plus I said that not every American cartoon has fart jokes and that is true.

Number 1 should be the fact that SO many Weebs are in these threads. Ugh, I want to vomit. I don't think that anime is worse than American cartoons, but…well, just look up Hayao Miyazaki's opinion on modern day anime. It matches mine.

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3 Too Much Fanservice

There's no need of this much fanservice.

Then again, there is if the cartoon is bad and needs cheap ways to attract viewers.

Which is what most anime have been doing in the last years.


I love anime but this is SO true it's not even funny. I'm not even referring to ecchi but in general.

Okay, Ill get lost, because you are freaky annoying, anime haters! One more:
1. Anime is amazing
2. Story is amazing
3. Characters are amazing
4. Drawing is amazing
5. Humour is amazing
6. Voice actors are amazing
7. Every types of animes are amazing
8. Japanese culture is amazing
9. Japan language is amazing
10. Anime fans are amazing


As long as it looks like an anime there is a chance for it to have at least some fansservice mixed with it, Wether it's the game Kenran Sagura or even the complicated Weiss schwarz - DatTCGPlayer

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4 Horrible Animation

I'd say only one thing, and that anime's animation is 10 times better than that of cartoons. - Kiteretsunu

Which ever lonely fool who made this list, you suck and get a life dude! Don't you dare pick on Anime if you have problem with your life!

It's fine that you protect Japanese Animation, but please don't say it in a way that's offensive. - Qryzx

I challenge the person who created this list to watch Spirited Away. The animation of that movie beats the animation of any cartoon.

Those eyes are so big they're like cancer tumors

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5 Big Eyes

Part of the art style and not all anime use the big eye style, anyway look at SpongeBob's eyes. - SynInMyBlood

Are Japanese people just a bunch of hypocrites by not only inventing weird stuff we don't use in the USA (somewhere Japanese people aren't supposed to be) but also by how they look. I mean, like, big body parts (steroids, maybe? ). What I'm trying to tell you weird people out there, is like the people out there animating that crap (let's just say when they were just 10 years old) looked at themselves at the mirror andand they thought to themselves and probably said "damn it, my arms are so thin, so weak. But I can't exercise because I'm too lazy." And so they thought something so stupid like "I know, ima make an image of myself but with muscles and stuff a REAL GUY HAS" and probably added some people that never existed and probably that will be YOU.

Your move, anime kids

They are cute. Some cartoons, there are big noses and stupid faces and characters. Amd that isn't a problem? Can't you do something different from hating? And yes we protect it because we love anime and its our life, and we get our dreams from it

They are like tumors

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6 Hentai

This is like saying all T.V. shows are bad because porn exists. It is not connected, they simply share an art style. - SynInMyBlood

I disagree with every item of this list except this one. Hentai definitely spreads a very bad name for anime. - Kiteretsunu

Only problem with some Japanese anime. we use the same Internet? Rule 34, man...this isn't just an anime thing. - WholeGrainNeko

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7 Beyblade

Everything except this is just bogus. Beyblade is cool, but none of the other options really connect.


8 Repetitive

Not all anime is repetitive such as Black Rock Shooter. In that anime, there are two world. One of reality, another of feeling from reality. There is no repetitiveness there since there is no real bad guy. Repetitive anime probably counts as Fairy Tail or Bleach since it just continued from one bad guy to another. What I'm saying is that not all anime are repetitive.._.

Not every anime is about going on a journey and having good vs evil themes. Many animes I've watched aren't about that. Dumb western animation fats

Well some anime are repetitive but that's only like 5% of them. - aarond90

You're the biased one and no anime "is" not awesome and people who don't like it aren't losers - YakkoWakkoDot

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9 Female Representation

There are American cartoons who have unrealistic looking bodies as well. Such as the Disney princesses, and especially Jessica Rabbit. Heck there is even a real life American woman who had plastic surgery to look like Barbie, and a guy who did the same thing to look like Ken.

Sorry but this list makes people sound like whiny feminists. The reason why people hate anime because America gets easily offended much. - EdgyDoll510

A lot of animes(Especially One Peice) represent girls with perefect bodies,big boobs and butts. a lot of guys these days prefere anime girls to being with real girls which makes them feel that they have a perfect body to be liked.that's how me and a lot of my girl friends feel.

10 They Turn Good Shows Into Terrible Shows

The same thing happened with SpongeBob.

This didn't only happen with cartoons such as SpongeBob. Teen Titans Go and Powerpuff Girls Z are both awful versions of their originals.

The Contenders

11 People Love Spongebob

I love anime! Doesn't mean I hate SpongeBob

Is this a joke? - Kiteretsunu

People can love 2 things - SynInMyBlood

And what does this have to do with why Anime is worse than Cartoons? Nothing!

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12 The Art Style is Always the Same

The art style is not always the same. These points aren't even trying anymore, honestly. The only reason that they would look the same is that most of you guys haven't even watched 2 shows to judge this. I know that cartoons don't usually have the same art style, but, if you only take on look at two cartoons, for example, Steven universe and Star vs. the Forces of evil. At first glance, you can see that they both have big eyes and bright colors. Their face shapes are relatively similar, so they almost look the same. Of course, this is not true. They have completely different styles.

The same case with anime. Some reasons why anime could have the same art style maybe because they're from the same studio. For example, Studio Ghibli. Their movies have the same art style because they are created by the same people. It's a signature style. Now, take a look at Ms. Kobayashi's Dragon maid and Blend S. They may look the same at first, but they, after inspection, have way different ...more

I don't mind the art style, but it's always the same.
There is Fullmetal Alchemist and a few other shows as an exception, but really, all western cartoonists start with their own unique art style. Adventure Time with it's simple look, Steven Universe for it's unique bodies, etc.
That doesn't mean anime artists don't implement something from their own (One Piece faces, for example). It's just, boring.

13 Cliches

I actually find more cliches in cartoons than anime. All the antagonists in action cartoons seem to have the same goals and the same personalities. They also tend to be two-demensional and lack depth.

American entertainment (which is my side) currently does that because they're making fun of those tropes.

Right, like America doesn't have clichés you hypocrite. - Qryzx

14 They Take American TV Shows and Make Them Horrible

They only did that with Powerpuff girls and created PowerPuff Girls Z. America likes to do this with anime as well.

No it's the other way round.

But I liked the idea of making ppg into an anime, the show was even better than the original.

MLP is starting to use DBZ elements... - Mcgillacuddy

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15 Too Much Blood and Gore

I don't Agree With the Blood being one of the reasons why Japanese Anime is worse than American Cartoons but the gore is understandable which is this page

I agree not all, I repeat not all anime is bloody and gory. I like the example the previous said, Ouran High School Host Club.

What about Happy Tree Friends? - BorisRule

Right.. Happy Tree Friends and Modern Family Guy TOTALLY don't count. - Qryzx

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16 It generates weeaboos

Now I don't have a giant thing against anime, I enjoy it occasionally. But many anime creates a false image of what Japan is really like. That false image turns fans into weeaboos, who are obnoxious and horribly misinformed and think that "Nippon is a kawaii sugoi gift frum god uguu! " And believe that every Japanese school girl must be obsessed with yaoi, and that they communicate by using high pitched squeaks.

17 Originality

Every single cartoon has an outstanding trait, originality. We can easily distinguish one cartoon show from the others just by taking a simple look at them. While animes are hard to dishtinguish if compared. I like anime better than cartoon, but objectively, cartoon looks more original compared to anime

Because shows like Teen Titans Go, Uncle Grandpa, Family Guy and American Dad are so original... Cartoons aren't always original and easy to distinguish.

18 Lack of Humor

What anime could ever be funnier than Mr. Bean, Drake and Josh, or Spongebob? - Yungstirjoey

19 Always the same pointless male main character with brown or black hair

Um hello?

Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Soul Eater, My Hero Academia, Little Witch Academia (FYI the main character is a brown haired FEMALE.), Fruits Basket, and other Anime main characters aren't Brown/Black Males. - Qryzx

It is annoying ok?

20 Lack of Diversity

Um, they're from Japan. There's not a lot of diversity there.

You sure? Because most American cartoons are a bunch of jokes. - Chico123

Because humor is good.

21 Too Much Sexual Innuendo

True - Carsrule300

22 They make people hate censorship

So what if it doesn't have mature content? (There are english dubs that do have mature content) It's not the end of the world.

That's called 4KidsEntertainment. In one piece they added/removed stuff unecessarily. May I say that they had entire Arc removals and changed Sanji's cigarette into a lollipop?

Not all censorships are fan service/Hentai related, smarty. - Qryzx

23 Dead Parents Cliche

Almost every japanese anime has this.

24 It comes from Japan

Why does it have to be from Japan? That's why I hate anime and manga! If anything comes from Japan, it's terrible and should not exist! Japan should never exist because it made anime, the start of world war three.

So? There was this Anime-Styled cartoon from France called Wak Fu. - Qryzx

25 Anime Sucks

Wow, this is just plain petty. - Qryzx

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Top Remixes

1. Fanboys/Fangirls
2. Bad Storyline
3. Too Much Fanservice
1. Bad Storyline
2. Horrible Animation
3. Too Much Fanservice


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