====what makes anime superb over American cartoons?
Here are the reasons!
Visual Characteristics
Anime illustrations are known to be exaggerated as far as physical features are concerned. Usually, one can differentiate an anime by observing the physical traits of the characters which would include "large eyes, big hair and elongated limbs", and "dramatically shaped speech bubbles, speed lines and onomatopoeic, exclamatory typography.Cartoons however, approximate reality a little more compared to anime and carry traces of day to day life in them. Striking resemblances to humans can be spotted in various cartoons. However, cartoons are still caricatures; so they often diverge from reality e.g. Marge Simpson's hair.
Facial Expressions
Facial expressions for anime characters are often different in form than their counterparts in western animation. For example, Embarrassed or stressed characters produce a massive sweat-drop (which has become one of the most widely recognized motifs of conventional anime). Characters that are shocked or surprised perform a "face fault", in which they display an extremely exaggerated expression. Angry characters may exhibit a "vein" or "stress mark" effect, where lines representing bulging veins will appear on their forehead. Angry women will sometimes summon a mallet from nowhere and strike another character with it, mainly for comic relief. Male characters will develop a bloody nose around their female love interests, typically to indicate arousal. Characters who want to childishly taunt someone may pull an "akanbe" face by pulling an eyelid down with a finger to expose the red underside.
Anime vs Cartoon Animation Techniques
Anime and cartoons both use traditional animation production processes of storyboarding, voice acting, character design and cel production.
Anime is often considered a form of limited animation i.e. common parts are re-used between frames instead of drawing each frame. This fools the eye into thinking there is more movement than there is, and lowers production costs becase fewer frames need to be drawn.
Anime scenes place an emphasis on achieving three-dimensional views. Backgrounds depict the scenes' atmosphere. For example, anime often puts emphasis on changing seasons, as can be seen in numerous anime, such as Tenchi Muyo!.
Adult Content
Japan is more open to adult content in their animation in general. The Japanese are not affected by non-sexual nudity (casual nudity), or by profane language and gore in their anime. However, even Japan has its limits. A prime example would be Cowboy Bebop, which was taken off the air after 12 episodes because of its extensive violence, drug usage, and nudity.
Subject Matter
Cartoons are usually intended to induce laughter; thus revolve around humorous concepts. There are some cartoons in the market that are educational in nature whilst retaining their amusing qualities that are generally targeted towards toddlers and kids.
Furthermore Anime movies don't always follow a general concept. Their stories can range from pirate attacks to humorous adventures to tales of samurais.One more thing,Anime(Unlike cartoons)explores adult-oriented concepts and incorporates elements that are intended to draw a large amount of emotion from the audience, whether it be sadness or laughter. The plots that are implemented in anime are, for the most part, much more sophisticated than the plots of American cartoons. The intricate designs and personality development of the characters within anime are the supports for a plot as well.note:Anime is aimed at people with longer attention spans who like to see a plot unravel over multiple episodes. unlike this narrow,shitty,super-heroes-beats-bad-guys-ass type of animation!!one more thing that i noticed is that,they(heroes)just wont kill em villains when they had the chance!!they just lock them(villains) up,a few episodes later villains breaks out of jail and the series of ass-kicking and imprisoning starts all over again!!!pathetic,narrow,no-brainers-animation!