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
The quality of the animation depends on the budget and time the artists spend in drawing and coloring the frames. At times, anime artists get lazy and simply repeat a whole bunch of frames in order to help stretch 5 minutes worth of animation into 25.
One example of an anime movie that has fluid, nonrepetitive animation is Metropois (from the same guy who made Akira). In addition, the movie had stunning computer graphics, and the English translation was a helluva lot better than what I expected in an anime film.
by amateur movie editor July 02, 2003
Japanese animation or cartoons are called anime.

Note: Anime and Cartoons are NOT the same, and mixing them up in presence of an Otaku will lead to serious bodily damage.

Anime is highly addictive, and causes major brain damage to young and old. Too much anime will lead to lack of a normal life, and blurred vision.

Popular anime: Naruto, Bleach, Dragonball Z etc.

Usage given below.
As a noun:
Naruto is a great anime.
As a verb:
Hey, isn't that an anime sticker?
by YDKM November 30, 2007
The Japanese style of animation, first started in the the 60's. Since then, many many anime series have been started, and the style has evolved to be something completely unique. Even between the anime artists, there is an definite difference in the animation styles. It covers the same range of genres as live television or movies for the rest of the world, except being animated, it can be a lot more creative and artistic. It is not uncommon to see Anime movies for older audiences in film festivals. It is inaccurate to confuse it with traditional cartoons (Warner Brothers, HBA, Disney). Toonami (American Animation Network) is aimed at a young audience, and does not represent the entire anime culture, instead the ones which are believed to be most popular for those around the teen age - or most compatible with merchandising.

While it may not be for everyone, those who do not like it should really indulge further, or simply refrain from speaking of which they do not properly know.
Anime. Debatably better than any other animation style. Whether you chose to believe it is up to you.
by Shikamaru July 26, 2003
Anime are animation based or not on a manga, it can also be adult animation, which is called hentai, but was called H anime a long time ago. In japanese H mean many thing that lead to sex.
hentai and anime are both *Anime* execpt 1 is for adult and been title and H anime *hentai*

Just like XXX Toons which is still called Toons.

same thing for live movie, X movie and movies are the same but X are for adults.
by TehL33t September 25, 2009
Japanese's short term for "animation". Widely popular in the world. They have big eyes, pointy chin, and cool hair. Age ranges varies from All Ages (Hana no Ko LunLun, GeGeGe no Kitarou) to ages 8 and up (Yu-gi-oh, Dragonball), to Teens (Evangelion, Gundam), to Mature Audiences (Gungrave, Cutey Honey (1994 Version)).
Did you watch that anime called Naruto last night?
by ChoujinkiMetalder October 02, 2006
Word that came from japanimation which was a style of animation that originated in japan but soon americans started using the style and to compensate, anime was used to substitute for the name of the style.

Usually containing Large eyes,pointy noses, exaggerated expressions, and small mouths or more detailed characters and backgrounds

Animes range from childish to mature to even "x" rated shows and have shows that contains just about every category: action, comedy, mystery, horror, romance, etc.

Most animes contain perverted old men used for comical sense i.e. DragonBall, Naruto, Chrno Crusade

The better animes usually contain large complex plots with unexpected twists, character development, and highly detailed drawings.

Just because you dont like something doesnt mean you have the right to flame it; thats like saying its okay for racists to be racists which obviously isnt okay
Inuyasha, Gundam, Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop, Yu Yu Hakusho, Case Closed/Detective Conan, and Read or Die are examples of japanese anime

Samurai Jack and Ninja Turtles would count as american anime
by 013469582 January 01, 2005
Deriving from the french word dessin animé, meaning cartoon. Japaese adopted this term and used it in their language. Other examples of adaptation of foreign words into the Japanese language are "arubaito" meaning part-time job in german, and english words such as "terebi, baiku, teeburu". The proper english translation would be animation, or cartoon.
Kyou anime wo minagara, benkyou wo shitaindakedo, chotto urusainda.
by m0u5y January 04, 2006

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