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I don't understand this. Anime is supposed to refer to Japanese cartoons or the Japanese style of animation. So why are there Chinese cartoons on a site that list anime?

It seems like, if you want to list Chinese cartoons, why not list American cartoons? I'm not trying to start a "Avater should be considered anime" argument but it's weird that one is okay and the other isn't.

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Because the admins of the website have the power to arbitrarily take that decision.
 
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Anime is Eastern animation, hence "Korean anime" and "Chinese anime". When you simply say "anime" people assume Japan since that's where most Eastern animation comes from and where the term originated.

This has been part of the general usage in the West for a long time now afaik.
 
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Because normal people think anime are Chinese cartoons anyways.
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@Zai That's tyranny man. I wanna be OP too!

Go build your own website with western animation and hookers.




Btw it is ZAL not ZAI
 
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Cause my mother said so and she's always right.
 
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TripleSRank said:
Anime is Eastern animation, hence "Korean anime" and "Chinese anime". When you simply say "anime" people assume Japan since that's where most Eastern animation comes from and where the term originated.

This has been part of the general usage in the West for a long time now afaik.

Not quite

"Anime (Japanese: アニメ, [aɲime] (About this sound listen), plural: anime) is a Japanese term for hand-drawn or computer animation. The word is the abbreviated pronunciation of "animation" in Japanese, where this term references all animation. Outside Japan, anime is used to refer specifically to animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. Arguably, the culturally abstract approach to the word's meaning may open up the possibility of anime produced in countries other than Japan."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime

There's your answer @Kuraokani
 
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Because it's beautiful, poetic justice.
 
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zal said:
Kuraokani said:
@Zai That's tyranny man. I wanna be OP too!

Go build your own website with western animation and hookers.




Btw it is ZAL not ZAI
@Zaf I'm not good with web design though :(

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Shoegum said:
Because it's beautiful, poetic justice.
I don't know about that... hmmmm (character limit]

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Kuraokani said:
zal said:
Go build your own website with western animation and hookers.




Btw it is ZAL not ZAI
@Zaf I'm not good with web design though :(
If you are as bad with web design as with usernames then no, you have no hope.
 
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FMmatron said:
Cause my mother said so and she's always right.
That's what your mom told me too but I didn't believe her. How can I take her words seriously when I know what's been in her mouth

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zal said:
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@Zaf I'm not good with web design though :(
If you are as bad with web design as with usernames then no, you have no hope.
Sorry @Zob, I have hepatitis Q so it affects my spelling

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MAL is secretly racist for not knowing the difference of Chinese and Japanese works
 
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Kuraokani said:
zal said:
If you are as bad with web design as with usernames then no, you have no hope.
Sorry @Zob, I have hepatitis Q so it affects my spelling
There's an ancient chinese trick: just copy the username then paste it.
 
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Kuraokani said:
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Cause my mother said so and she's always right.
That's what your mom told me too but I didn't believe her. How can I take her words seriously when I know what's been in her mouth


You can believe her, tho, it was just a toothbrush.
 
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i don't know why but that username-spelling-mistakes reminded me of Hachikuji-Rararagi duo (video)

As for main question, i have no idea.
 
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FMmatron said:
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That's what your mom told me too but I didn't believe her. How can I take her words seriously when I know what's been in her mouth


You can believe her, tho, it was just a toothbrush.


Yes, and a very hairy one at that. The toothpaste was quite special too XD
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zal said:
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Sorry @Zob, I have hepatitis Q so it affects my spelling
There's an ancient chinese trick: just copy the username then paste it.
I don't think I can do that on a iPad @Zellous my moderate to severe plactasoraritus is the cause

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i don't know why but that username-spelling-mistakes reminded me of Hachikuji-Rararagi duo (video)

As for main question, i have no idea.
That's not available in my country @Intendional_Bsocial

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FMmatron said:
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That's what your mom told me too but I didn't believe her. How can I take her words seriously when I know what's been in her mouth


You can believe her, tho, it was just a toothbrush.
That's weird. I didn't know she brushed her teeth with DICKS

@HyperL so my eyes weren't fooling me. Hmm

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Because I can call cartoons anime.


Who gets bothered by it anyway?


 
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Because I can call cartoons anime.


Who gets bothered by it anyway?
Well when one thing is allowed to be listed but another isn't, it's bothersome. If everything animated was considered "anime" I would have a 200+ list

Pfff

P.s I'm pretty sure that a 75 IQ is moderate retardation

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Kuraokani said:
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Because I can call cartoons anime.


Who gets bothered by it anyway?
Well when one thing is allowed to be listed but another isn't, it's bothersome. If everything animated was considered "anime" I would have a 200+ list

Pfff


So, do you think I care?

Heck, even if it is other forms of entertainment that uses 2D style drawings, it has s anime.

Anyway, why are there users who gets bothered by it?


 
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Kuraokani said:
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You can believe her, tho, it was just a toothbrush.
That's weird. I didn't know she brushed her teeth with DICKS

@HyperL so my eyes weren't fooling me. Hmm


But man I don't think that would be possible with your's, due to it's microscopic size :/
 
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Kuraokani said:
Well when one thing is allowed to be listed but another isn't, it's bothersome. If everything animated was considered "anime" I would have a 200+ list

Pfff


So, do you think I care?

Heck, even if it is other forms of entertainment that uses 2D style drawings, it has s anime.

Anyway, why are there users who gets bothered by it?
Uh, this thread isn't about if YOU care. It's about understanding why MAL likes to pick-and-choose what series they add to the database. It's not that hard to understand.

Also, by limiting what the site adds to the database, it affects the site as a whole and by extension, affects its users.

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FMmatron said:
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That's weird. I didn't know she brushed her teeth with DICKS

@HyperL so my eyes weren't fooling me. Hmm


But man I don't think that would be possible with your's, due to it's microscopic size :/
Im still useful though. She uses my pubes as floss ;)

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Kuraokani said:
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So, do you think I care?

Heck, even if it is other forms of entertainment that uses 2D style drawings, it has s anime.

Anyway, why are there users who gets bothered by it?
Uh, this thread isn't about if YOU care. It's about understanding why MAL likes to pick-and-choose what series they add to the database. It's not that hard to understand.

Also, by limiting what the site adds to the database, it affects the site as a whole and by extension, affects its users.



I'm a MAL user am I not?

Are you just saying what I think don't matter?



 
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But man I don't think that would be possible with your's, due to it's microscopic size :/
Im still useful though. She uses my pubes as floss ;)



Ok jokes aside, after checking up your FB I refuse to accept that you were ever intimate with a woman.

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Uh, this thread isn't about if YOU care. It's about understanding why MAL likes to pick-and-choose what series they add to the database. It's not that hard to understand.

Also, by limiting what the site adds to the database, it affects the site as a whole and by extension, affects its users.



I'm a MAL user am I not?

Are you just saying what I think don't matter?

Not at all. With your first comment, you implied that the thread topic was pointless or that it didn't matter. I'm saying that it DOES matter.

Also, your trying to turn the tables to make my seem like the one who doesn't accept the opinions of others if they don't align with my own ideals, which is NOT the case. Saying things like "So, do you think I care?" and "Who gets bothered by it anyways?", gives me the impression that YOU are the one who thinks your opinion is better than others.

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FMmatron said:
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Im still useful though. She uses my pubes as floss ;)



Ok jokes aside, after checking up your FB I refuse to accept that you were ever intimate with a woman.

Or do you want me to believe that after seeing this picture 😂

Hey man, that was a long time ago. Why you gotta take it there?

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Kuraokani said:
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I'm a MAL user am I not?

Are you just saying what I think don't matter?

Not at all. With your first comment, you implied that the thread topic was pointless or that it didn't matter. I'm saying that it DOES matter.

Also, your trying to turn the tables to make my seem like the one who doesn't accept the opinions of others if they don't align with my own ideals, which is NOT the case. Saying things like "So, do you think I care?" and "Who gets bothered by it anyways?", gives me the impression that YOU are the one who thinks your opinion is better than others.

Don't play games please :)



I wonder what MAL DB thinks that matters. :/


 
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Kuraokani said:
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Ok jokes aside, after checking up your FB I refuse to accept that you were ever intimate with a woman.

Or do you want me to believe that after seeing this picture 😂

Hey man, that was a long time ago. Why you gotta take it there?


Cause you linked it to this site and everyone has free acces to it anyway ?

But well I guess I went too far, feel kinda bad about now, so I'm going to delete it.
 
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Not at all. With your first comment, you implied that the thread topic was pointless or that it didn't matter. I'm saying that it DOES matter.

Also, your trying to turn the tables to make my seem like the one who doesn't accept the opinions of others if they don't align with my own ideals, which is NOT the case. Saying things like "So, do you think I care?" and "Who gets bothered by it anyways?", gives me the impression that YOU are the one who thinks your opinion is better than others.

Don't play games please :)



I wonder what MAL DB thinks that matters. :/
I'm not getting that question. Was it sarcasm(bad) or...?

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the confussion can be tracked as older when VHS still a thing and other than japanese animation started to reach america market (thanks to their lack of world knowladge, same can goes to "chinese cartoons" meme) which also around internet also starting to introduced, when anime internet listing database started to make (this not even special on MAL, including hummingbird, ANimeplanet, ANN, ETC)...

when databese being make, people who know the difference is soo few and database already made including chinese and korean series... changing the rule will change database complitely that take too much works and already become abysmall... so well, they prefer goes the way it is...
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Hey man, that was a long time ago. Why you gotta take it there?


Cause you linked it to this site and everyone has free acces
It's still not cool to post someone's picture in the forums.

"It's not cool to joke about someone's mom" - Your obvious reply

While you may be right, i was obviously joking around. You took it 100 steps past the joking line and made it awkward/very uncool.


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Cause you linked it to this site and everyone has free acces
It's still not cool to post someone's picture in the forums.

"It's not cool to joke about someone's mom" - Your obvious reply

While you may be right, i was obviously joking around. You took it 100 steps past the joking line and made it awkward/very uncool.



Well, I was actually still cool with my first reply, until you pushed it.
 
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It's still not cool to post someone's picture in the forums.

"It's not cool to joke about someone's mom" - Your obvious reply

While you may be right, i was obviously joking around. You took it 100 steps past the joking line and made it awkward/very uncool.



Well, I was actually still cool with my first reply, until you pushed it.
If I bothered you enough to visit my FB and save my picture, then upload it onto the MAL forums, you should've said something. Like you said, your first reply was "cool" as in the rifting was funny and you were into it with the "micro-penis" comment.

Like I said, we were both in the wrong.

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Well, I was actually still cool with my first reply, until you pushed it.
If I bothered you enough to visit my FB and save my picture, then upload it onto the MAL forums, you should've said something. Like you said, your first reply was "cool" as in the rifting was funny and you were into it with the "micro-penis" comment.

Like I said, we were both in the wrong.


Lol, that took literally a minute.

But yeah I was wrong too to let myself fall this low, so I humbly apologize for my immature behaviour.
 
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Joke gone too far, someone linking his FB profile to MAL, someone actually stalking their FB profile to retort a joke gone bad...



Best yo mama joke: https://youtu.be/1N6cOC2P8fQ
 
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Joke gone too far, someone linking his FB profile to MAL, someone actually stalking their FB profile to retort a joke gone bad...



Best yo mama joke: https://youtu.be/1N6cOC2P8fQ

I never thought I'd see a 18 minute long "yo mama" joke @Tigerwoods

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If I bothered you enough to visit my FB and save my picture, then upload it onto the MAL forums, you should've said something. Like you said, your first reply was "cool" as in the rifting was funny and you were into it with the "micro-penis" comment.

Like I said, we were both in the wrong.


Lol, that took literally a minute.

But yeah I was wrong too to let myself fall this low, so I humbly apologize for my immature behaviour.
I don't know if I should humbly accept or graciously accept. Nonetheless you've earned a -sama @FMmatron-sama

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Why are people so hung up about what's considered anime like anything animated show is anime, Cartoon=Anime
 
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Joke gone too far, someone linking his FB profile to MAL, someone actually stalking their FB profile to retort a joke gone bad...



Best yo mama joke: https://youtu.be/1N6cOC2P8fQ

I never thought I'd see a 18 minute long "yo mama" joke @Tigerwoods
The joke is actually few seconds long but the other 17 minutes are an explanation to make you understand the joke and why it is the ultimate "yo mama" joke.
 
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Well, because . . . I do not know. It's just MAL being MAL. They have the full authority to make arbitrary decisions & not explaining things to us. Unfortunate, really.


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Why are people so hung up about what's considered anime like anything animated show is anime, Cartoon=Anime

That's one way to see it, but then we have to say "Japanese anime" for every cartoon coming from Japan, then "American anime" for every cartoon coming from America, & basically "country + anime" for every cartoon coming from different country. So that's why every cartoon coming from Japan called anime specifically, just for the sake of simplicity. But if you still see it that way, so be it. It's not wrong.
 
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Well, because . . . I do not know. It's just MAL being MAL. They have the full authority to make arbitrary decisions & not explaining things to us. Unfortunate, really.
they already explain it like lot of times in database thread...
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Why are people so hung up about what's considered anime like anything animated show is anime, Cartoon=Anime
I think some of you guys aren't getting the point. Here's a simple question;

Why is MALs definition of "anime" different from the rest of the world?

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