Anime is hand drawn or computer generated animation. There are a lot of anime (not sure if I am phrasing that right) out there! I had no real idea how many until I started researching this. Here is a cool video to teach you how to draw an anime figure. You can learn how to create anime just by practicing and watching youtubes. Give it a try and send it to me! I would love to know if you enjoy designing like this.
A friend of mine from Japan told me that you might like this Japanese cartoon. It is Doraemon. Here is a link to one of the episodes he recommended. How does this compare to the cartoons you used to watch? It reminds me of “The Jetsons” but only because of the futuristic nature of it.