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'Anime' a Japanese word. Although the direct translation is derived from 'Animation' or 'Cartoon', the Japanese anime is very different to the American, European and most other countries cartoons. While cartoons from other countries are generally for ages

4-9, anime in Japan can be anything between 4-11 to 12/13-up. While some children's (4-11) anime is a lot like the cartoons in other countries, there are also very adult anime's (12/13-up), which is very different. Usually the more adult anime's has a thicker more interesting plot, violence, character death and occasionally swearing. A lot of people think that anime has a lot of sexual innuendo's and or scenes, but really there aren't that many, there is just a big fuss about it when people hear about it. It seems that Japanese children are used to violent and or sexual references on TV than children in the UK (Not meant in a racist way, I just read about it. Please leave a comment if you were offended in anyway).

People generally have mixed feelings about anime, they might watch it and enjoy it, but be afraid of their friend's finding out and thinking they were watching Spongebob Square-pants. Although anime has become about ten times more popular across the UK and America in recent years than ever before, it is still unheard of to 8 in 10 people.

Another version of anime is 'Manga' which is basically just a comic version of anime.
Naruto, Attack on Titan, Death Note, Fulmetal Alchemist and Fairy Tail are some of my favourite anime's.
by Naruto Note March 07, 2015
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Japanese animation - very bad; the work of talented artists who are capable of vivid animation, which is somehow reduced to crap with a hackneyed plot that nobody wants to watch.
Adult Swim hosts the anime show Inuyasha. They should show Futurama twice a night instead.
by Blake September 27, 2005
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A Idiotic Type Of Cartoon From Japan That Is Very Dumb.
by NYCKid December 22, 2008
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Crap they pass of as TV.
Damn man, why are you watching that anime?
by Shizno May 22, 2005
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anime, annoying ass cartoons so fucking shitting damn cheesy there mouths dont even move to the wordz and the men always have long hair wtfz?
anime is fucked the shit up
by cockrocker42 April 01, 2006
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A very inferior form of cartoon originating in this little shithole island we nuked twice in the 40's. CHaracters are drawn with fair skin, large eyes, and rather creepily common blonde hair. What's THAT say to you?
"I like to watch Anime, which is an expression of the Japanese's envy of white people!"
by grindmyscrotum July 08, 2005
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big-eyed keane paintings and the japanese tendency to mix cuteness with porn put in one
(according to that weird comic zippy the pinhead)
by anaonymous February 24, 2005
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