Japanese anime is very different from cartoons. Both are cartoons that can be animated. However, anime has a distinct visual style for characters and a less "limited animation" style to depict movement. A cartoon is a film that is intended for television or cinemas and is created using sequential drawings. The Japanese anime style is known for its vibrant characters, vivid graphics and amazing themes. The difference between anime animation and cartoon is that anime focuses more on the setting and characters, while cartoons focus more on motions and movements.