lol this got your attention didnt it? it would get mine too. im writing an pursuive essay. (typing this on my phone sorry for spelling) and im going to argue that anime is an art. (because some people view it not to be.) some of you may look at this and feel differently.. by all means post your oppinions from either side of the spectrum. just dont be a*holes about it.
post why you feel anime is/isn an art in a healty debate. thanks for your help.
If you're truly going to write a good persuasive essay, then I would suggest reading up on a couple things.
1) What is art? You will seem extremely presumptuous if you claim that anime is art, but never describe what art is. You're probably talking about fine art, in which a lot of trade professions aren't necessarily seen as gallery worthy.
2) What is anime? Clearly, we all know what you're talking about, but you need to be more specific on what type of anime you're talking about in your paper.
3) Why does anime have a stigma in the art society? If the point of your paper is to persuade people otherwise, then you should probably explain the counterposition first, at least briefly.
It'll be pointless to write a paper that says "I think anime is art because that's what I think and that's what other people online think, too". That certainly wouldn't persuade me.
No need for citations? Maaan, and here I put on my big kid gloves for nothing. Time to go back to the academic kiddie pool. rolleyes
The topic is shoddy and overdone, and the answer is obvious. To say anime contains no amount of art is something said by a troll. The only reason why it is disliked is because its become over popular and over copied. It's best if we don't do your homework for you.
And I bet if you nab some good sources on animation and throw in a citation or two you'll get brownie points from your teacher.
I think you should focus on Manga more than anime, considering there's more focus on the more traditional view of "art" with manga, than with anime. With anime, you also take into account the voice acting, the tech, all that. Which in it's own right are arts, but this seems more general.
Seriously. Use examples such as Kaori Yuki, who's styles have been very heavily based in realism at times, especially in her Angel Sanctuary art books. Also discuss how the generic, giant eyed, pointed chin girl is only one style of manga, and not representative of the whole; this is the biggest stereotype and what most people think of when they say "manga/anime isn't art."