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
Anime is the Japanese form of animation. In general, these cartoons are made with adult themes and tensions, however the american edits/dubbing's are generally much more watered down.

An important thing to consider is that like any regular movie, not all anime will be a classic. Some do have goofy facial expressions and plot twists that ruin crucial moments, and some of them manage to present a meaningful storyline that a wide range of people can enjoy. The majority, like in any entertainment industry, fall between.
by Soulwanderer March 18, 2003
1) The epic-est, most amazing form of entertainment ever =DD
^ That 'tis my <biased> opinion ;) ^

2) Japanese animation put plainly. Not porn. -_- (<--- My serious face xD)
Sasuke, Kyo, & Kakashi from various animes are my obsessions <333 I luff you! *squee*
by ~Lovely January 10, 2010
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
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
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
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
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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