anime vs cartoons

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Amber Jergensen

Professor Patton

English 1B

7 May 2014

Western Animation and Eastern Animation

Weather someone is looking at their television set or at their computer monitor, everyone enjoys watching something. Now everyone is different some like reality television, some like drama shows, and others like watching the news. In contrast though, everyone enjoys a good cartoon once in a while. Though just like technology, everything has advanced. True there have been some great cartoons that will never be replaced, for who could replace America's favorite toons, the Looney Toons. Nevertheless time goes on and with each new generation that comes along we must find a way to make life not only more progressive but enjoyable. The quality of western animation goes down each year and there are less and less good animated shows on to watch. Slowly but surely more people are turning to Eastern Animation. Western Animation are known as Cartoons and Eastern Animation is known Anime.

There has been many debates on Eastern Animations or Anime and Western Animation or cartoons on which is the superior genre. Not only will we discuss the cultural differences of the two, we will also take a journey through history of anime and cartoons, along with what the future holds for the two and which of the two maybe superior one.

Let's travel back in time to where anime first started showing up. During the 1940's the first time we start seeing any sort of animation however, around the 1960's is when a different style of animation came to the US. In Japan around the 1940's or much so throughout the art world history many artists are were oppressed and were social outcasts labeled by the government. History shows that if the government did not like the artists' paintings of...