Because most plots in 아니메 are a hell of a lot better than that of regular shows. 당신 can only go so far with a plot in a regular 텔레비전 show but with 아니메 it's endless! 당신 can make the characters do literally anything 당신 want them too. Especially with weapons and fighting. Plus 당신 just can't get the same reaction with a classic 아니메 blush 또는 shock expression! =] Oh yeah and as for cartoons...there's just no true substance. There's really no theme to them. I need something with a purpose not just a bunch of common funny words thrown together to make me laugh (which it never does) and hope it gets popular.
I mean come on! Do 당신 think 당신 can get these types of faces in real life XD!
I watch 아니메 because i think its better than American cartoons, i mean each 아니메 is different from one another, and each one is unique, i just think 아니메 is 더 많이 unique and different than normal cartoons.