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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The downfall of America's future.
How can children be the future when they're sitting infront of the T.V. and gazing in a stopour at seizurical colors and half-naked drawn characters?
by Roujine The Hedgehog December 31, 2004

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A stupid japanese themed cartoon that wierd people watch.

All the characters have massive eyes, crazy hairstyles and have noses like dogs.

Anime cartoons are things like Pokémon, Dragonball GT ect.
John's Friend: Hey, did you watch Pokémon last night?
John: EW!!!!!!!!! YOU LOVE ANIME! YOU SAD FREAK!
by John Clarkie January 27, 2008

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Often sad examples of poor animation made for japanese preteens, that has a strong and curious appeal to sad american whites of all ages.
These americans who will often blast american entertainment will watch this reprehensible form of entertainment drawing from it some deepness, and inner meaning, even if the meaning of the anime is, look at funny catman dance to J-pop, while scared school kid runs! While this is something only a preschooler thinks is funny, an Otaku (or Japanese for faggot) will demand that you watch it again, or insist that you just didn't "Get it."
While often they are poorly colored coloring book still pictures where the only motion comes from camera movement, and Otaku (i.e. Faggot) will insist the animation is leagues better then american animation.
Otaku (Forementioned faggots) will try and make anyone who is not like them either A: give it another try, or B: reprimand you for not "Getting it." Even though they have clearly mistaken some japanese turd for art.
The saddest of all Otaku (Once again utter japhappy retarded white basement dwelling faggots) will download this stuff off of the internet years before it will air in america to buy them some Otaku (if I haven't driven the point home, they are brainless pretentious moron faggots) credit. So that when something finally does come out on DVD they can talk Otaku/Faggot shit about said show.
Those who don't have yellow skin, and follow this are more likely to A: be child molesters. B: Become a furry, or other sexual deviant or C: cry while masturbating to pictures of strawberry shortcake, or little girls. D: masturbate to unhealthy cartoons (i.e. not Betty Rubble or Velma from Scooby Doo, which it is perfectly safe to masturbate to and still be healthy)
Clerk at video store: Oh, the new tri-gun anime comes out this weekend!
Faggot/otaku: Yeah? that was cool... three years ago, when it came out in japan, because, I don't know if you could tell, though I have blonde hair and blue eyes, I am secretely japanese!

Faggot 1: Do you know what we should do?
Faggot 2: What?
Faggot 1: We should put on cat ears, and naruto headbands and hang out at the mall!
Faggot 2: Yeah, then everyone will know for sure we're cool!
by Guywhogetslaid. October 15, 2006

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Japanese cartoons, same as most other cartoons save the horendous hyperbole in the hair, eyes, and generally make excessive use of bright lights. Often involves such FASCINATING INTELLECTUAL subjects as tentacle rape and people in school girl outfits...that are continuously raped by tentacles.
Most Japanese anime has a school girl in it who is vigorously raped by tentacles.
by ? June 23, 2004

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(n). Genre of the sub-category "Cartoon" in which stylized characters have large hair, big eyes, and a Japanese flare.
Word derived from "animation"; anime is not completely animation, as are the cartoon shows not fully animated; (ie)the characters' mouths sometimes do not move although one hears dialoge (ie) a character running may not look as if moving, but rather have many legs against an unchanging background to ideocially signify motion
Fuck this amime shit! Classic cartoons like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Simpsons are what TRUE cartooning is all about!
by Duck-duck April 03, 2003

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Japanese cartoons and animations that you shouldn't watch unless you're either under the age of 10 or just have no life. Here's an idea... grow up, get a job, and stop arguing about if American or Japanese cartoons are better (I hate both).
40 year old loser: OMG!!! Kenshen just pwned cacashi wit t3h EISEN!!!! I luv anime!! -__-

normal person: ...Shut the fuck up.
by barthumeal April 22, 2006

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A style of Japanese animation that has become increasingly popular in the pop culture of many Western societies in recent years. It has a number of genres from all ages and has created a large fan base as well as many people that are opposed to it. You can find many stores selling anime merchandise in American stores as well as many American anime conventions.
They decided to check out the local anime con, where they found a crowd of cosplayers.
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