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a common term for japanese animation, usually based off of manga (japanese graphic novels). it often recieves hate here in the western world because some people havent really seen it or they think all animation is for children. usually, with the exception of studio bones, the animation itself is very lack-luster. something comon i've read here on urban dictionary is that its, "the legal way to jerk it to an 8 year old.", this is not true, while many anime's do actually have quite a bit of sexual humor, you cant call it that. however it has recieved much popularity here for the teenage demographic as well. also another thing is people known as weeaboo, people who get WAAAAAAAAAY over obsessive over anime, and otaku, the japanese term for a geek, or in america's case, people who are really into anime but dont exactly cross into weeaboo terratory, are shut ins with no life, again not true.
guy: hey lets go watch some cowboy bebop.

anime hater: yeah its the only one of those animes thats actually any good
by ONIMUSHA11 October 27, 2010
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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.
by the_one_u_hate August 15, 2005
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A style of cartoons that originated and have become heavily popular worldwide. The biggest difference between anime and American cartoons is that Anime has a plot and are made for a variety of audiences. Most people believe it childish to watch anime as a teenager because of it being a cartoon but those people should stop watching family guy which most likely 9 out of 10 of them is a fan of. Anime comes in a variety of genres such as action, adventure, romance, drama, comedy, supernatural, horror, fantasy and etc...
Guy 1: Hey dude I'm gonna go watch some anime want to join

Guy 2: Hell no cartoons are for kids I'm gonna go watch family guy

Guy 1: Family guy is a cartoon too the difference is my shows have a story and isn't all fart jokes so why don't you take your own advice before criticizing me

Guy 2: ...
by Anime Fan AK July 22, 2011
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Animation originating from Japan containing the best imaginary women possibly, badass guys, and beautiful music all in one package. Plenty of anime shows out there though not all of them are awesome as well not all of them suck. Not to be confused with hentai which is... porn.
Boy: "Hey you wanna watch some anime with me on FUNimation?"

Girl: "Sure, I love anime!"

^_^
by LoneWolf6 June 21, 2011
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(noun)
1. A style of animation that originated in Japan, with a large fanbase around the world. Target audience can range from children to adults.
2. A great form of entertainment with a very wide variety of interests, ranging from sports to action to romance. Can be separated into different categories, most popular being shounen and shojo. Shounen being anime more action-oriented targeting boys, and shojo more romance-oriented targeting girls.
3. Not always hentai.
Person 1: I'm going to go watch some anime!
Idiot: Ew! Isn't that hentai?
Person 2: I love anime!
by kissingincars June 08, 2014
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Japanese animation not porn. Anime porn is called hentai.
joe love to watch anime on cartoon network
by John March 08, 2005
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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.
by Sathe September 05, 2005
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