I tend to enjoy anime more than most Western cartoons, because it often has deeper themes - anime isn't just marketed to small children like most Western cartoons are, but rather to many different age groups. The writers of anime that is marketed to children also seem to think that children can handle more sophisticated storylines than the writers of Western cartoons do. I also enjoy practicing my Japanese listening skills when I watch it. One of my favorite anime series of all time is Hikaru no Go; it has a brilliant exploration of the themes of friendship, growing up, and loss. The turning point near the end of the series never fails to make me cry, and I can't say that about many series.