is totoro an anime?
my friend is applying to college and is doing a japanese course. in her interview she wants to mention that she watches anime to learn japanese (despite only ever watching dubbed)
I asked her what shes watched and she says
"Pokemon, totoro, ponyo, I watched one episode of SAO and got bored, and I tried watching Clannad but it was boring and grey so I turned it off"
Do SG films count as "anime"
Is it animated?
Is it made in Japan?
Is it intended for Japanese audiences?
Yes they count. But it's risky to discuss them because unless you really know a LOT about SG films, their influences, etc., you run a serious risk of getting labeled a casual/newfag/etc.