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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
-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.
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
Animated works of art from Japan. Most often characterized by characters with big eyes, excessive but really cool facial expressions, females with big bouncy breasts(;^D), multi-colored hair, heavy use of ninjas, swords, and robots(mecha), and Japanese culture oozing from every frame of film. Includes basically any category of TV or movie show you can think of. For instance, there are anime kid's shows, anime soap operas, anime movies (which kick Disney's gay ass any day of the week :^]), anime sci-fi shows, anime pornography (hentai/pervert), anime music videos, etc., etc., etc......... Sometimes, the definition of anime can also apply to Japanese video games.

Unfortunately, these fine works of art are often mutilated, censored, and mistranslated by American corporate motherfuckers who want every imported film to be as watered down as the diarrhea-shit that Cartoon Network and Disney spew out of their asses. Often, the imported anime is so badly "edited" that it is often unbearable to watch, which means you would have to find a store that carries subtitled versions of the original cartoons, or find a bootleg store which carries the original anime(hope you know Japanese).
Cowboy Bebop, Robotech, Akira, Voltron, Thundercats, Outlaw Star, Gundam, and Iria are excellent examples of anime.

Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack are NOT examples of anime because they were MADE IN AMERICA, and anything that's made in America is pure and utter shit.
by AYB January 27, 2003
kick ass japanese cartoons
people who watch it are-

1. have awsome in taste for any kind of art
2. kick ass
3. my best friend
4. the only sane people in this world
5. needing popcorn
6. artists

*i can draw anime! im kick ass!*
** im making my own anime**
***im the coolest***
****im the numba 1 fan of japanese anime****
by animelover July 17, 2003
The greatest thing I have ever heard of!! Mostly loved in Japan. But most Americans enjoy this to.
*sings the Hamtaro theme song* Hamtaro...*looks up* Oh I'm on. Well the cool anime i like.

Cowboy bebop Inuyasha Kakaider LupinIII Yu-Gi-Oh Digimon Pokemon Tenchi Sailor Moon Trigun Princess Mononoke .hack//sign and some more I can't think of at the moment....
1.japenese animation
2.title given to those that are into japenese animation that attends lakewood ranch high school
1. sailor moon is anime
2.hey anime kid, get out of my seat before i have to hit you with my latin book!
by broken windows June 02, 2003
A type of animation originating from Japan. Can be characterised by oversized eyes, spikey, outlandishly coloured hair, and so on. Even without these things, the style of Anime is easily distinguishable from the inferior western cartoons. All inferior, apart from Futurama, which rocks. But the rest of the stuff we make is crap compared to Anime.

Anime is usually bursting with Japanese culture, including Japanese backdrops, Japanese food, Japanese attitudes, etc. We are most familiar with anime for children like Pokemon. But the really good stuff has adult content like violence and nudity. This type of anime isn't really comparable to any western cartoons.

Anime seems to have many consistent elements between shows - such as cats. People with cat ears seem to be very common in Anime aswell, for some reason. Also, even if you find the type of Anime which focuses on relationships between characters, chances are it still involves magic powers, people becoming robots and things of that nature.
"ok so first of all my head would have to be a little bean with real big eyes get rid of my thumbs make me all shiny, and my boots would be a whole lot cooler, like robot boots. And i'd have blue hair... you've gotta have blue hair."

Strong Bad on what he would be like as an Anime character