By definition it IS. Maybe America doesn't agree with Kuro being both an anime AND a cartoon but that doesn't change the fact that it is. It's not a debate its a fact. If something is drawn, colored and animated, it can be classed as a cartoon, no matter what it looks like or where it came from. Period. I wouldn't think I need proof of this but Im getting really pissed at the people who wanna ignore the facts and say that it is not.