Thursday, November 21, 2019

Difference between Japanese cartoons & American cartoons

Broadly speaking, cartoon shows circulating in Malaysia are divided into 2, namely American cartoons (dominated by Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network) and Japanese cartoons (dominated by TV Tokyo Anime), both of which have different characteristics and characteristics between one and the another. Even though they both display quality cartoons, they still have fundamental and striking differences.

Here are some differences between Japanese cartoons and American cartoons:

 American cartoon

  • It usually shows about technological progress and about genetic disorders.
  • Cartoon traits are rougher and rarely resemble the original creature.
  • Usually, the cartoon uses heavy humor.
  • Not too often show drama in the cartoon.
  • Often displays unique and imaginary characters.
  • It usually emphasizes the element of cooperation in the cartoon story.
  • More displays intelligence education.
  • Examples of American cartoons: Sponge bob Squarepants, X-men, Scooby doo, Tom and Jerry, Tiny Toon, Ben 10, Dora the Explorer, Avatars, Go Diego Go, etc.

Japanese cartoon

  • More about simplicity.
  • In nature, the characters are made as closely as possible with real characters.
  • The humor displayed is mild humor that tends to be crisp.
  • Often displays something normative.
  • Usually tells the story of someone's struggle in achieving his dreams (for example Naruto and Captain Tsubasa).
  • More displays emotional education.
  • Examples of Japanese cartoons: Naruto, Captain Tsubasa, Bleach, Pokemon, Hamtaro, Eyeshield, Love Hina, Doraemon, Go-Go Racing, Negima Masters, etc.

And although both have different color patterns, both of them remain a spice of the world of cartoons that always decorate screen shows around the world.


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