Whether or not anime is an art form is a question that has been long debated. Some dismiss it as being too commercial and therefore, it cannot be art. However, many others see it as one of the most interesting art forms.
It is unfair to dismiss it entirely. Whether an artist creates for financial gain or for viewing and appreciation, it is still art. Anime uses the already recognized art forms of manga and animation and combines them.
If two components are art, how can anime not also (more…)