In Italian, Spanish and Catalan, anima is most closely translated as "soul"
In Latin, animus and anima may both be translated as "soul" or "mind", depending on context.
anima is one of the two anthropomorphic archetypes of the unconscious mind
The word anima may come from the Proto-Indo-European language root *ane- ("to breathe")
(De Anima) is a major treatise by Aristotle on the nature of living things.
Artist reflecting anima Lluwellyn at : "Anima design with a breath of soul"
Another example is in the newest game, Final Fantasy XIII. In this game, Anima is not a summon, but something called a Fal'cie.
2. Anima is one of the crappiest Fal'cie. I like Eden SO much more.