Anime is a form of animation that basically is made in Japan. The word anime is the Japanese take on the word animation. Initially stylized following manga, which are Japanese graphic novels. Shows like Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, and Ruroni Kenshin are all examples of anime,
Anime characters are usually drawn with bold features, more so than American animated characters. This is because Japanese animators like the more bold features of people in the western world. Anime also tends to be more realistic in art than American animation. The also deal with more mature themes often.
Some anime fans would like to argue that anime's are not cartoons, which they are, and the word animation has nothing to do with anime, when anime is actually a take on the word animation. Anime is the word commonly used in America for Japanese cartoons, and in actuality if it's animated and comes from Japan it is an anime, no matter if it fits the popular conception of anime or not. In Japan something like Rugrats would be considered anime due to the fact that it is in fact an animated cartoon. Anime is only a word to describe animation, used by the Japanese.
My cousin gets made when I say anime are cartoons.
noun: a style of animation that originated and is still heavily centered in Japan.
The word 'anime' is based on the original japanese pronunciation of the american word 'animation.'
The stereotype of the anime style are characters with proportionally large eyes and hair styles and colors that are very colorful and exotic. The plots range from very immature (kiddy stuff), through teenage level, to mature (violence, content, thick plot). The classification of 'hentai' is given to animes of a stong sexual nature.
Although over 95% of anime has nothing perverted about it, most closed-minded idiots think anime is always a form of pronography.
Although most people stop watching 'cartoons' in their early teens, there are 'animes' for all age groups.
1. Japanese animation.
2. Yet another thing that americans managed to completely fuck up, resulting in poor translations, unnecessary censorship, horrible dubbing, and people who don't know any better hating Japan for it.
Cartoon Network and 4Kids are mostly responsible for the godawful anime that plays in the US.
Anime means "animation" in Japanese.
If you came here to see me call anime:
cartoon porn which is hentai
, wannabe white person cartoons, or a nerds favorite hobby, then just give me the thumbs down already because my definition is precise.
Anime is a form of Japanese cartooning which either televised or on DVD or video. The comic books are called manga
. Yes, there is a very big difference. If you walk into Borders/Barnes and Noble/etc. and ask for Anime, you will be sent to the DVD section. Shojo is a girl's type of anime (stories of love, achieving dreams and the type) while shonen is the boys type (wars, samuri, card battles etc.)Usually anime is much deeper than the average American cartoons. It can be funny, tragic, romantic, adventurous, sci fi and more. Stereotypical ideas: Nerds and geeks are not the only people who like anime. Not all aniime has the big twinkly eyes and extremely out of proportioned heads. It is NOT porn. See hentai
. It is NOT only for kids.
Cartoon Networks's Adult swim has lots of Anime, like Witch Hunter Robin, Inuyasha, Wolf's Rain, .hack//sign, Sailor Moon, Hamtaro and more.
It sems to me like everyone here seems intent on telling us it is not porn; which I find quite suspiscious. I've never know anyone one to just asume it was porn.
person1 "Are you watching anime"
person2(urban dictionary user) "it's not porn I swear."
person1 "I didn't say anything about that"
person2 "Oh yeah... NOT PORN"
Japanese animation not porn. Anime porn is called hentai.
joe love to watch anime on cartoon network
Cartoons from Japan.
Anime: Blue Gender, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Gundam The 08th MS Team, Gundam Wing, G Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam (Gundam 0079), Gundam X, Gundam Seed, Samurai X, Rurouni Kenshin, Afro Samurai, Ronin Warriors, Dragonball, Dragonball Z, Dragonball GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, Bleach, Outlaw Star, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, Witch Hunter Robin, Blue Submarine No. 6, Inuyasha, Wolf's Rain, Big O, Tenchi Muyo, Tenchi Universe, Tenchi in Tokyo, Sailor Moon, Cyborg 009, Kikaider, Rumbling Hearts, Lupin The Third, Trigun, Serial Experiments Lain, Boogiepop Phantom, Urusei Yatsura, Death Note, Dai-Guard, .hack//Sign, Naruto, One Piece, Eyeshield 21, Full Metal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell, Gunslinger Girl, Samurai 7, Ninja Scroll, Tokyo Majin, Slam Dunk, Hajime no Ippo, Denpa teki na Kanojo, FLCL, R.O.D the TV, Code Geass, s-CRY-ed, Paranoia Agent, Reign: The Conqueror, Blood+, Trinity Blood, Zoids, Metropolis, The Candidate for Goddess, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Eureka Seven, Case Closed, Haruhi Suzumiya, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Spirited Away, Mushishi, Princess Mononoke, Vampire Knight, Prince of Tennis, Genshiken, Shaman King, Gatekeepers, Suzuka, Devil May Cry, Witchblade, Gungrave, Soul Eater, Hell Girl.
A style of Japanese animation that is very popular today, in America and France as well as Japan. Many people think of anime as 'cartoons' but the words have very different implications. Anime can be anything from kid's stuff like we have in America to deep plots far beyond anything a child could understand to porn. There's love stories, hate stories, everything you could find in live TV.
Inuyasha, Rurouni Kenshin, and Naruto are some very popular anime series out in America.