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Is there a difference between the Cartoon and Anime style of art?

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Mayzean-Warlock Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am curious because I want to try to improve on both of those styles of art.
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Sky-C Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
To me, its kind of like "Anime is cartoon but not all cartoons are anime"

:shrug: I do cartoons but not anime....I can't draw anime and I dont want to :XD: Though I do like some animes.
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nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
"Anime" is what Japanese call animated cartoons in general, regardless of country of origin.
"Anime" is what we westerners call a cartoon that has either originated in Japan, or is visually resembling cartoons originated in Japan but is made elsewhere. For example Technotise: Edit & I is made in Serbia, but people call it "anime" because the style has been influenced by Japanese cartoons.

In short, anime is a cartoon.
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
'Cartoon' is a broad term for comically exaggerating the human features. 'Anime' is a term used to describe a certain look of exaggerating human features. They're both "cartoons" in a sense, one just brings about thoughts of a certain look :thumbsup: You improve on both by exploring realistic human proportions, and learning how to distort them slowly :)
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Black-Allison Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
None. They do have one similarity though: THEY'RE NOT STYLES
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Slave2Karma Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
It doesn't really mater if there is a difference between them--when it comes to improving, the basis of improving ANY stylized form of art (be that western cartoon style or anime) is to draw from life and improve your proportions and anatomy. Once you practice that, you'll find drawing in any style much easier! :D
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
What is the difference between Mexico and "Mehiko"
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Koui Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
in Japan all cartoons are "Anime"
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Bluewyrm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
They're both heavily stylized and use lineart. One is from the West, one is from the East. They're two flavors of the same thing :)
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kuroskesan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
yes, anime is better
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Fuyuko7 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think cartoon is more of a simple style like: simpsons, garfield, catdog, etc

while anime is more..... Japanese style.... like: naruto, inuyasha, dragonballZ etc
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lugia61617 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anime, while technically referring to animation as a whole, is generally considered the japanese style of animation. Although one could group it as part of the 'cartoon' genre, most people generally wouldn't. At the same time, I personally refuse to refer to anything anime-styled that isn't Japanese like, say, my own works to be exactly that; Anime-styled. I will generally refer to any non-anime styled or non-realistically drawn animation as a cartoon. So, something like Kipper, or Mr Men.
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm assuming you mean traditional western style of cartooning? :O_o:
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
If you want to get all technical-

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Anime is Japanese animation. Manga is refers to a specific...um...Will Eisner would've called it sequential art...graphic style.
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here are the definitions: [link]
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weremole Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Anime is a regional style of cartooning.
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Anime is: a Japanese style of motion-picture animation, characterized by highly stylized, colorful art, futuristic settings, violence, and sexuality.

     Source: Dictionary.com - [link]

Cartoon is: a sketch or drawing, usually humorous, as in a newspaper or periodical, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some action, subject, or person of popular interest. and While the specific definition has changed over time, modern usage refers to a typically non-realistic or semi-realistic drawing or painting intended for satire, caricature, or humor, or to the artistic style of such works.

     Source: Dictionary.com - [link]
     Source: Wikipedia - [link]
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weremole Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
The dictionary only tells you how a word is commonly used, not what the thing actually is or the things history. We say anime instead of japanese animation since its more convenient but it's still in the realm of cartooning.

Look at the cartoon description for a moment, how does that not refer to Japanese cartooning?
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Actually, dictionary.com also provides references and often historical information.

But you're right, many dictionaries don't do that.

Also, I wasn't saying that Anime wasn't a form of cartooning. :confused:
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fngrscr8dstroui Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
We don't need definitions, we need etymologies!
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Black-Allison Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
True that.
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KyteGlory Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Cartoon and Anime are not styles of art. They're just umbrella categories that a variety of different styles are stuffed into.
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Co-Phantom Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anime is a style of cartoon... Right? :U
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ZukeSangue Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Epic face palm
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Co-Phantom Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Say it with a plz, they're much more interesting. :eager:
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