I've always found it mysterious why art teachers despise everything that has to do with anime.
I know, I should probably ask them- problem is, when I do, they can't answer my question. They stumble over their words for a few seconds or so looking for a reason to give and then hurriedly say something like 'because it's not art!' Further discussion is usually prohibited after that.
I've had a look on Deviantart, and they have people going 'anime sucks' there as well.
So I'm back here pondering... exactly which part is so grossly inferior that warrants this reaction, the art style, the Japanese aspect, or the entire medium? Exactly why is it so offensive?
Also, it seems like there is a major disconnect between the art society and general society when it comes to anime. Ask a regular person and they'll usually say 'Anime? Drawing? Art, definitely.' Ask an art person and often they'll go 'Anime? NOT ART! Because it isn't. It just isn't. That's why.'
This conundrum boggles my mind, it is far too much for my feeble brain to comprehend alone. Does anyone have any input on why 1) art doesn't recognize anime as part of itself and 2) art people hate anime?