I'm one of the few people that called Anime both Japanese cartoons and Anime, I never got the hate people put on others when they call or mistakenly call them cartoons. I mean, I can understand you wouldn't want confusion but they are technical cartoons, hell I once found a Japanese book in the library one time and stated them as cartoons when I was in middle school, Also it was the inspiration of Disney that drove Anime, so yeah that's right, if it wasn't for Disney cartoons Anime may have not gotten too big.(And yes it was a legit Japanese book, I remembered it well). I think we just got used to the term Anime over the decades and just call them that, nothing wrong with that. I'm just talking about I never understood the hate towards those that call them cartoons, by mistake or not. If you have a counter for this, I would like to hear it honestly.
Hope everyone had a better day than I had and enjoy your final weeks of summer.
Stay drawing my friends!