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The word "anime" is interesting in that, besides circumventing the word "cartoon", among those who use the word it communicates several shared beliefs:
1. That the cartoons that the word is used for are, due to their origin in a foreign culture, different in purpose from cartoons in the west
2. That this purpose is somehow more noble and it is thus not shameful for an adult to watch these cartoons, which would be the case with western cartoons, and
3. That, moreover, watching cartoons as your lifestyle is a valid and meaningful lifestyle choice for an adult.

Discuss plz /a/