Gotham Central wrote:
I suggested leaving Anime out of this because I consider anime to be a somewhat different category than simple "cartoons." I consider "cartoons" to be primarily for kids or kid/family friendly. Most anime is neither and it seems inappropriate to compare them with cartoons.
Anime tends to be more sophisticated and less censored than American cartoons, but anime like One Piece, Naruto, Fairy Tail, and Full Metal Alchemist are aimed at kids just as much as Ben 10 or My Little Pony. Shonen
anime should definitely count if we're talking about shows primarily for kids.