-Anime characters have real personality that make them relateable, when their mad their mad, when their sad their sad and when their happy their happy they also really care about other people like Goku who trains really hard to be strong in order to protect his friends and family even at one point he decides not to be brought back to life with the dragon balls fearing his revival would only attract more danger.
-Most Cartoon Characters don't die they just get hurt, with Anime characters you feel strongly connected with them you care about them and you feel really sad when they die
-Have you seen Fairy Tail's strongest females? Just look at Erza Scarlett and Mirajane Strauss in battle form. Piss either of them and you're in big trouble.
When children watch cartoons, it helps them to learn speech, how to differinciate between shapes, colors. It helps their imagination to wonder, which is vital to mental development. Watching cartoons has many benifits, but to many cartoons can cause autism, ADD, ADHD. The wrong cartoons, southpark, family guy... ect. are best saved for adults, and can have many negative effects on children.