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-A style of animation developed in Japan, characterized by stylized colorful art, futuristic settings, violence, and sex.(from dictionary.com)

-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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Translation: Animation

Definition: 1.A form of Japanese animation. Not all Japanese animations are anime, just saying. Anime, in my opinion, has to be in some way created, worked on, drawn, or written by an actual Japanese oriented person, and thus anime wannabes can never really be 'anime.'

Not all animes are sparkly happy, heart shaped faces with huge eyes stuff. Some anime is really hardcore. Really. Anime is for all ages, though some of the better ones are not suitable for all ages. The lenght of anime series can range from 12 episodes (Which are often never dubbed and sometimes put on DVD. Some of these are the best.) to over 200 episodes or more. (Naruto and Pokemon are the longest animes I've seen, with Naruto having a whopping 220 episodes and a sequel to the series.)

There are three main types of anime, strike that four. One for children and younger audience, etc. Then there's shounen. This is directed towards males, but is not for males. There's a lot of action, often well proportioned, less sparkly, probably aren't a lot of chibis. Then there's shoujo, again directed towards girls, but not for girls. Shoujo has more of a definite line rather than shounen. You can easily tell a shoujo anime when you're watching one. Comedy, romance, achieving dreams & goals, from most that I've seen there's always at least one really attractive character.

2. The show version of manga. Don't mix these two up infront of fans who may be a bit OCD. I often correct them instantly and show then the difference.

2a. Just another thing that's often confused with anime...Hentai. Technically, hentai is just a term for sexually themed anime, so don't mix that up. Hentai really means 'pervert' or 'perverse.' I really just call those animes pornography.
Death Note, Naruto, Air gear (Shounen)

Fushigi yuugi, Chobits, Fruits Basket {Furuba} (Shoujo)

Love Hina, Galaxy angel (From what I hear hentai.)

Sentence:
A:Oh, I hear there's a new anime that was just dubbed!

B:Great, more horrible voice-acting.
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japanese shit that makes america feel stupid.
i just watched the anime called "naruto" and now i have a boner just thinking of it.
by epic33 November 03, 2011
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Oh. My. God. First of all, I'm NOT going to say anime is better than American cartoons, but I'm also NOT going to say American cartoons are better than anime. Also, I'm pretty sure the first letter of anime is not capitalized. I'm saying this because many people have done this.

Moving on, American cartoons are usually not as detailed as anime. BUT the more detailed something is, the more still frames there will be. That's one disadvantage of anime. Speaking of which, NOT ALL ANIME CHARACTERS HAVE BIG EYES AND CHESTS. There are many different styles of anime, it's just that they sort of have rules. Some female characters are even flat-chested, believe it or not. As for the eyes, some are way too large and some are pretty normal (some are closed a lot, by the way).

The majority of the plots in anime are much more "deep" as opposed to those of American cartoons. Seriously, anime is much better at drama, romance, tragedy, slice of life (it means, well, something realistic), horror, and psychological thrillers. I do think American cartoons are a bit better at comedy (note that the only cartoon I ever thought was funny was Invader Zim), but comedy in anime is supposed to appeal to Japanese people, so it makes sense. Action, adventure (and similar things) are about the same. Some people will say most American cartoons are for kids or idiotic adults. Not true, there is stuff like Hulk and Spiderman (the series). The art is outdated, though.

READ THIS:
Anime is not all porn (hentai) or violence or gore (blood). There are children's shows like Chi's Sweet Home (about a cat that gets adopted by a family), Hamataro (about a hamster and his hamster friends) and A Little Snow Fairy Sugar (about fairies and stuff; very enjoyable for everybody).

Anime in Japan refers to all types of animation, in the US it's Japanese cartoons only. It is said to have been based on American cartoons. Whether that is true or not, I don't know. This doesn't mean the Japanese stole their ideas, they just created their own style based on things like Walt Disney's cartoons.

The word was derived from the English word animation. Although, people also say it came from a French that sounds very similar. If what I said in the paragraph above is true, then it is highly unlikely that "anime" came from whatever French word people think it came from.

Some people say that anime is not cartoons. Well, yeah, they are. What? Are they so amazingly superior that they can't even be called cartoons? Pfft.

Dear ignorant people and the annoying portion of the anime fanbase... STFU! Those who say anime is "a waste of time" have probably watched only 1 or 2 series (maybe only 1 or 2 episodes). Maybe the anime you saw just wasn't the right one for you, did you ever think of that? Bleach and Naruto are not the best examples of anime. Try searching google for anime + whatever genre you like. Now it's time for you narutards. STOP THINKING OF ANIME AS YOUR GODDAMN RELIGION! It's nice, but it's not vital for your survival. A day or two without anime is fine, you're not betraying anime in any way.

I would talk about other types of animation, but I live in the US, therefore I don't want to say about other foreign cartoons/animations.
Fullmetal Alchemist is a very nice anime that both genders can enjoy. It's a bit dark, but it has it's own share of comedy.
by Meganekko-chan February 24, 2009
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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
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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
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"Anime" is a Japanese style of cartoons and animations made in Japan and Japan only. Any animating of the same style in different countries is not anime.

In Japan, anime is also associated with manga.

Many manga have been remade in the anime form, such as Bleach, Attack On Titan and One Piece, just to name a few.
Many people are huge fans of anime. Most of these fans like to call themselves an otaku.
Just like the word money, anime has no plural with an 's'.

A 'weeaboo' is a negative term that is also associated with anime and the Japanese fandom.

Many close minded people think anime is either something for kids only or for perverted horny people who masturbate to it. Which is obviously not true.
Only about 80 to 90% of anime/manga is perverted. And about 30-40% is for younger audiences.
Hentai, or ecchi are two types of perverted anime along with harem.
Guy: "Anime is kind of boring...."

Girl 1 and 2: *they yell* "ANIME IS AWESOME, YOU %$@!^"
Guy: "Okay, okay! Jeez. It's just anime."
by iiToxicMinded December 30, 2015
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