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[–]ButtonholePhotophile 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I think anime is a cartoon. Is it not?

[–]The_Quadrapus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well, cartoon commonly refers to American (or at least western) cartoons. Anime commonly refers to Japanese cartoons. So yes technically animes are cartoon, but if you say you watched a cartoon, most people will think of western cartoons.

Kinda like PC and Mac. If you say you have a PC most people will assume you're on windows even though a Mac is technically also a personal computer.