I have noticed Anime has a bigger following and larger discussion thread than Westernized Animation. Why do you think that is? Could it might be because we see Anime more geared to adults and mature audiences and most western animation is more geared to children/teens? Or do you think that it could work both ways?
Most Helpful Girl
Anime has more genres, a wider age group that it focuses on, more in depth stories, and tells it like it is. I know that a lot of things that happen in anime would never happen in western animation due to sensitivity.7
Most Helpful Guy
You bring up a good point that a greater amount of Anime is made with the viewpoint that animation is not necessarily just for kids. I mean, if you really step back and think about it, animation is just a medium of illustration. There is nothing that makes it inherently childish.
We don't say that still photographs are "for adults" while still paintings are "for kids" haha, so I don't see why there is that attitude sometimes when it comes to live-action vs. animated motion pictures.6