Are animes different from regular cartoons in terms of social status? You guys keep saying 'I hope you enjoy it' and 'I enjoyed it' like it's a meal or an opera. We're talking about cartoons, right?
I rather enjoyed Johnny Bravo last night, but where's the thread about him?
Yes, I'm blatantly oblivious to the whole anime fetish thing so please don't have me.
I had to deal with a lot of people thinking I was silly for my cartoon viewing habits as I got older. Statements like "Wouldn't you rather be watching Seinfeld instead of the Simpsons? You're not a kid anymore." and whatnot were pretty common. That kind of thing didn't stop until I started getting into anime with some friends from high school. So I'll always have a soft spot for anime.
Add in that culturally, it's still like that around here to a degree. Cartoons are becoming more present in adult society, but for the most part are still only the realm of comedy(and some shock cartoons), where in anime you often have a variety of types of shows. It's a lot easier to have a conversation, at least for me, about a show that tells a continuous story than one that's made mostly of throwaway gags or single episodes where nothing is changed once it's over. There are some shows where you get that sort of thing, but they're mostly marketed to kids and the adults watching them are just a periphery demographic(Ben 10 is one that comes to mind). And some of us just love us some fan-servicey Japanese cartoons.
Add in the fact that Johnny Bravo is kinda old and that's why he doesn't get a thread(also, you want one, start it, dammit!).