Another form of story telling that uses animation as its medium. Just like how books use text, movies use actors. Anime uses animation to tell the story, and can be very serious or very funny.

Either way anime is just another way of telling a story, all stereotypes attached to it are unnecessary.
Have you watched Monster? That is one of the darkest anime I've ever seen... It really goes deep into the humanity of good vs evil.
by hiei_op March 26, 2013
Simply put, it's animation. But, here in the States, it refers to cartoons from Japan. Anime can be classified as having spikey hair, large eyes, futuristic setting, sex, and violence. Some of these doesn't necessarily apply to all animes. People who hate anime tend to have seen only one or just the crappy ones and refuse to open their minds and learn more about it. They have nothing better to do than to put down those who like it. They seem to think that American craptoons are better. Sure, they're good, but nowhere near as good as anime. They also seem to think that they'll get girls because they diss it. Well, they're certainly not getting this girl (that's right, I'm a girl). I prefer people with brains, not close-minded assholes. Anyways, here are some good examples of anime: Cowboy Bebop, Dragonball Z (original version), InuYasha, Lupin III, Trigun, and some of the Gundam series.
by Elizabeth Reyes August 11, 2003
A Japanese cartoon such as DRAGONBALL Z and CODE GEASS,BLEACH,NARUTO,LOVE HINA,SONIC,MARIO,DE-TH NOTE,RAGNOROK,ETC.
I love this anime!

OMG THIS IS AN ANIME?

What is your favorite anime?

I have an anime site.

How much anime cartoon volumes do you have?
by NZXTHNN April 01, 2009
A form of Japanese animation that Adult Swim hates showing because they are hungry for money.
Adult Swim: We are tired of Saturdays sucking so instead of playing anime we are going to play re-runs of our shows that are actually getting worse ratings than anime.

Anime Fan: Aw what the hell

Comedy Fan: Yay! Anime Sux0rs!!! Birdman FTW
by tehmario May 13, 2008
Animated japanese movies or TV shows, with a very large surrounding pop culture. Most animes are like decently-written "B" movies.
I just finished watching the anime "Fullmetal Alchemist," and it was pretty interesting. Im gonna buy it on DVD.
by The Rp Phantom November 29, 2006
Japanese word for cartoon. Basically, refers to cartoons made in Japan.
Anime is made by Japanese people.
by Keijiro November 19, 2005
A japanise form of animation that americans adopted and fucked up with crappy dubbing edited diolouges and cut out scenes. Usaually consists of peaple with proportionatly large eyes and exotic hair colors and styles. Ranges from kid stuff to adult content with nudity called hentai.
Really if your into anime its better to watch it on youtube or some other vidio site to watch it in a raw form with subtitles.
anime includes:Inuasha, naruto, fruits basket, DBZ, Slayers
by Brandon the dark knite September 08, 2007
Japanese animation. Shows of the Gods. Often times heavily action- and comedy-based, with humor either dealing with extreme misunderstandings or semi-perversion.
Bleach, Code Geass, and Soul Eater are all great examples of anime. Isshin Kurosaki, Ichigo's dad in Bleach, is hilariously overdramatic, acting the foil to many real parents, and often wondering how attractive the girls Ichigo befriends are.
by Icy_Auron June 07, 2009

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