the differences between anime and cartoon

The Differences Between Anime and Cartoon! See the Comparisons Right Here

Now, I will bring up an interesting for all of you. Is it about anime and cartoon. If we see on the television, both of them is using 2D art style. And usually, people think anime is same like a cartoon. Is it even true? Now, I will make you straight of your wrong perception. Now, I will give you the right perception about this two. Just see the chart below for further information to see the differences between anime and cartoon.

The Differences Between Anime and Cartoon

Anime: This term comes from Japanese people of the term of the cartoon. The anime and cartoon use the same art style, it is 2D. But, Anime come in many formats, such as television series, movie and short anime film (OVA). Also, the length of anime usually around 20-24 minutes.

Cartoon is a form of a visual 2D image that being animated into a cartoon. What makes this one different from anime because cartoon always related to humor that make the audience laugh all day. Actually, both of it’s same, it’s using 2D graphics. But, anime is more modern because it improves its quality each year.

Anime VS Cartoon Comparison

Comparison Anime Cartoon
Story Anime story usually revolves around something serious. It’s more mature. Not only that, it’s more violence. Mostly, it’s about human emotion. Cartoon is the opposite from anime. The story is more relaxing. So, the audience can enjoy the story without thinking hard.
Visual Characters Anime use a proper character image that similar like a real human. But, the eyes and mouth are smaller, The function is to make the character looks cute to see (LOL) For the cartoon, it’s using art that beyond imagination. The size of the character is not properly measured. And the design usually around the animal. The design character is a bit unique than the anime.
Graphics Quality As for the graphics, anime usually use the 3D image as the object of the building or robot. As for the people using 2D art. But, through each year, the graphics of anime evolving and it will more enchant to see. If anime blend the 3D graphics. Cartoon still using 2D graphics as the primary weapon. Of course, except the movie using 3D style. And the shocking new is the graphics it’s not really changed much since the old time.

Anime and Cartoon Graphics Comparison

anime graphics comparison

  • First I will tell about anime graphics comparison from the old time and now.  The old one (left) and the new one (Right). You can see clearly from the character design and visual effects.  The new style really different from the old one and it’s more beautiful to see.

cartoon graphics comparison

  • as for cartoon, you can see the old one and the new one still same, there is not much different from the graphics aspects. What I can see clearly is the coloring is brighter and looks beautiful.

That’s the differences between anime and cartoon. So, what do you think about it? If you want to ask another question about it, just write down your problem in the comment section related to anime and cartoon series. I will reply it as soon as possible. Okay, guys, I think it’s enough for today. Have a nice day and see you soon.

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Of course, all of you already familiar with the term of anime. Actually, it’s not really different from the term animation. Yeah, anime still have the same meaning like animation. What is anime anyway? It’s a film that using a computer graphics as a media. The story usually revolves around the daily life, action, and comedy. But, Anime is more advanced in the genre section rather than a cartoon. The purpose is to attract the people more, rather than using the same genre all over again. Unlike Cartoon, Anime still divided into some section. Check the list below to find more information.


Types of Anime

OVA (Original Video Animation): Of course, not all of you know about this term. But, you must notice when you watch your favorite anime, you see the word of OVA. After I read further about this, OVA is like an additional story of the anime that already end or the epilog of some anime. In short, is like a bonus episode.

ONA (Original Net Animation): It’s not same like OVA. If OVA broadcast on the TV, ONA only broadcast through the internet. So, you can only watch this anime only on the internet. The example of ONA anime is Gundam Thunderbolt. Also, ONA doesn’t have an exact release date, unlike usual anime series. In another word, you will watch streaming anime

OAD (Original Anime DVD): Like the title says. This anime is published on a DVD. In the term of meaning, it’s no different with OVA. Actually, this term is not used anymore. It’s already changed into OVA.

Movie: It’s same like you watch normal movie film. The only differences, this one is the cartoon or anime version. The story can be an original story or continuation from the previous anime title. What I don’t like from anime movie usually they will create it in a part. For example like Digimon Tri movie, they cut the production into being five parts movie.

Special Episode: Even though it’s special on the surface it’s not. This one created only to give all pleasure of the anime that already end. Also, the episode per minute it’s around 10 minutes. Special episode and anime version doesn’t share the continuation story.

types of anime


Conclusion

So, what is anime according to you? After you read all the info about it, you already know how to answer that questions. In the meaning anime and cartoon is same. But the differences,  Anime offer to the varieties of people. So, not only child who can see it, adult also can see it without any problem. Also, Anime have many types, unlike cartoon.

Hopefully, my article can help you to understand more about anime. If you want to add something don’t hesitate to write down your comment below. I really appreciate if you can do that. If I have a mistake, please forgive me. It’s normal for a human to make a mistake. Have a nice day and see you all again in the chance. May the God bless you all