The difference between a French comic and Japanese Manga:
Different art, lately Frenchies try to rip them off. (Ever since 1998)
Time: French comics take a few months to complete, be it a chapter of 24/52 pages where as a Japanese manga comes out every week or so. (Won't go into quality and success)
Anime/Cartoon same thing, time,art,ripoff, +the horrible voice acting.
Furthermore, the original animes and manga actually drew inspiration from western art, and then evolved their own style.
Also, that ship has sailed already: EN.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/OEL_manga
The terms are already being used to refer to japanese-inspired art, to the extent that there's a Wikipedia (which is NPOV) article on the subject. The way language evolves, it won't be long before it all comes full circle. Give up, you have no chance to survive, make your time. :o
Wakfu and Dofus are not anime/manga by any means and I also don't get why are they calling it like that. It's not made by japanese, not in Japan and it doesn't look like manga/ anime, it's clearly european/ western.
It's quite a shame, it's like they are ashamed of calling it french/ european comic/ cartoon.
This post has been edited by Rokugatsu - January 31, 2014, 14:46:02.