Anime vs CartoonsA common criticism on Anime is the abnormal hair and eyes of the characters. Well I pose to you this... American Cartoons are actually quite less accurate than Anime characters. Take this for instance Popeye's forearms are outrageous. Betty Boop's head is at a foolish size compared to her body/head ratio. Not only this but most American Cartoons are significantly mis-proportioned physically. And the Anime Basher's response will invariably be well some are but not all are mis-proportioned. And then you can use their same logic to explain that not all Anime Characters eyes and hair are oddly sized/shaped. Also just because something is "stylized" or different does not equate to bad.
Anime vs CinemaAnd to the people who think Anime is stupid but do not watch American Cartoons either, I propose that you will find the most unique and exciting never before seen stories can be found in Anime. Cause seriously if you go and look anywhere on the internet or ask and cinema goer what the biggest problem is with movies today, and most likely 9 out of 10 times they will say "There is nothing new, it's all so un-original, and un-inspiring". But there are tons of Anime and 99% of them are unique and extremely original stories with original ideas and plots.
Anime is Disturbing or Perverted
Fair enough some but not all Anime is. But simply because some is and some isn't why would you judge an entire genre based on a few things. And besides, just because it is disturbing or perverted doesn't mean it's any more or less destructive to your personality than some thing that's "wholesome". Just look at "Disney" they are responsible for Furry and Vore fetishes...