hello, frihosters. in my lack of seeing an art posting forum, i've decided to cozy up to this place and start a revolution: art, is indeed, an art form! there are so many people who have decided to take anime-style art to another level, and it's a shame that older artists/art teachers see it as just another form of cartoon.
cartoons can be beautiful too! i don't see people looking at Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films and saying 'it's just cartoons'.
Agreed with you, some of Hayaos work are very good, in terms of art, direction and story.
no its not, anime and mangas are an excuse for the asian public too post illegal porn like loli and guro online so that they can satisfy its nations lust for taboos...
if you dont believe me, i dont care
If it is so terrible why do you then use it? Such empty answers are not even worth noticing. It is an art, and if all people see in it is 'porn' then they should stop using 'hentai' as a search keyword in google. People who see it as a perverted way to transfer porn to the masses are truly shortsighted.
Cartoons are already a form of art, mainly used for entertainment. We constantly use the terms Anime and Manga to refer to the Japanese styles, yet the word Anime is not even a word from Japanese origin. They got it from the French, who took it from the same Latin root as "Animation" (which is at least what my Japanese teacher taught me). Still, even though they are cartoons (just because it's drawn in a different style, doesn't make it not a cartoon), they are still often beautiful. Of course, so are quite a few Western Cartoons, in my opinion.
Art is a matter of perspective, we have different opinions about anime relating to art. But for me, any drawn entity, even porn can be considered as an art. Like i said earlier, it's a matter of perspective and you can say if it's art when you understand the meaning behind it.