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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
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A style of traditional animation prominent in Japan known for extremely herky-jerky but expressive motion and highly detailed designs.
Anything from the world-renowned anime studios Studio Ghibli and Production I.G.
by AnimationFreak April 16, 2006
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A cartoon that takes time to understand what is going on and happens to be more intellectual than most cartoons.

A cartoon made in japan with a good plot involved

A cartoon that alot of people think are the dumbest things to hit the T.V. when in reality they shouldn't whatch it if they don't like it.
Anime is cool, but people who like the hackjob american cartoons think it is gay
by anonymous May 16, 2003
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Put quite simply. It's Japanese animation, An animated series/movie with the "Made in Japan" lable. But, it isn't that simple. Anime usually has a far deeper storyline than western cartoons, wich usually rely on gags and humor. That doesn't mean that if something is anime, it is good(I personally would never like to see or hear the word pokemon again). Also, because Japanese television isn't as censored as American TV,(come to think of it, I don't think any kind of television is as censored as USA's, I'll check on that)so many "concerned parents" believe that anime is nothing but violent porno, which is not true.
Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop, .Hack//Sign, and Trigun are good examples
by jackie July 07, 2003
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the japanese word for animation, simply cartoons that japanese people make, which lot's of people misinterpret as some perverted way of legalizing child-porn, or frog-eyed people etc. People also for some strange reason think that all japanese are anime-freaks... which is as stupid as thinking that all americans are cartoon-freaks. because that's literally what anime is--domestic cartoons. Anime lovers or "otaku" are treated in Japan the same way that star wars or hannah montana fans are treated in the states. It's something most people grow out of. anime could be innocent japanese cartoons for 2yr. olds, it has nothing to do with drawing saucer-sized eyes & colorful hair.
anime: japanese word for animation. not too difficult.
by where did I forget my wallet February 18, 2009
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Japanese animation that's rapidly becoming popular in the U.S. A lot more mature than American cartoons containing sex, ultra violence, blood and swearing.
Cowboy Bebop is a cool new anime.
by anonymous March 13, 2003
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-A style of animation developed in Japan, characterized by stylized colorful art, futuristic settings, violence, and sex.(from

-an awsome type of art that was drived from the word "animation". Duh. Anime is made in Japan and other places. Japan is the first thing that comes to mind in many people when they hear this(if they know what it is.if they dont and u just read this, now you know). Characters often have perfect bodies(i envy them), can have colorful hair, cool eyes, and are usualy hot =)(like Crim from .Hack//SIGN. there are other characteristics too.
some cool animes are Witch Hunter Robin, .Hack//SIGN, Cowboy Bebop, zoids, Gundam, and the list goes on.
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the best form of animation ever!!! If you don't like anime, you're probably a closed-minded idiot with no real reason to hate it. What's not to like, I mean, the plots are profound and dramatic, the girls are HOT!!! and there is usually a lot of violence and sexuality. Content aside, the graphics are good and the characters are usually broad and creative! I like anime, I don't give a shit if you don't, fool!
Gundam and Inuyasha are anime.
by a5jc January 23, 2006
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