(n). 1. Cartoons developed in Japan, and brutally mutilated by Canadian and American distributors into bad, bad dubs (see DiC).

2. The reason why girls, generally around the ages of 11-19, will overuse the words "kawaii," "baka," and "kakkoi," at completely irrelevent times in American conversation.

3. A form of art that is hated by critics for being too commericial; which, in fact, was the whole point of developing anime(to sell it, and stuff).


4. Chock full of fanservice that you can't get out of politically correct American 'toons made after 1950.

5. (adj.) Referring to an action that would likely be seen in a Japanese cartoon.
1. Shame on DiC for badly dubbing that anime, Sailor Moon. Shame, shame, shame.

2. Kelly had recently purchased a tape of anime, and has now mutated into a cosplaying freak.

3. The kids at school hated Johnny because he drew anime.

4. That anime was nothing but boobs and tenticles. I'm creeped.

5. The way she fell, it was, like, SO anime! Lol.
by Elle Channe July 08, 2004
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noun: a style of animation that originated and is still heavily centered in Japan.

The word 'anime' is based on the original japanese pronunciation of the american word 'animation.'

The stereotype of the anime style are characters with proportionally large eyes and hair styles and colors that are very colorful and exotic. The plots range from very immature (kiddy stuff), through teenage level, to mature (violence, content, thick plot). The classification of 'hentai' is given to animes of a stong sexual nature.

Although over 95% of anime has nothing perverted about it, most closed-minded idiots think anime is always a form of pronography.
Although most people stop watching 'cartoons' in their early teens, there are 'animes' for all age groups.
by pachmoedius March 08, 2005
1. Japanese animation.

2. Yet another thing that americans managed to completely fuck up, resulting in poor translations, unnecessary censorship, horrible dubbing, and people who don't know any better hating Japan for it.
Cartoon Network and 4Kids are mostly responsible for the godawful anime that plays in the US.
by El Singario October 06, 2005
Anime means "animation" in Japanese.

If you came here to see me call anime:
cartoon porn which is hentai, wannabe white person cartoons, or a nerds favorite hobby, then just give me the thumbs down already because my definition is precise.
Anime is a form of Japanese cartooning which either televised or on DVD or video. The comic books are called manga. Yes, there is a very big difference. If you walk into Borders/Barnes and Noble/etc. and ask for Anime, you will be sent to the DVD section. Shojo is a girl's type of anime (stories of love, achieving dreams and the type) while shonen is the boys type (wars, samuri, card battles etc.)Usually anime is much deeper than the average American cartoons. It can be funny, tragic, romantic, adventurous, sci fi and more. Stereotypical ideas: Nerds and geeks are not the only people who like anime. Not all aniime has the big twinkly eyes and extremely out of proportioned heads. It is NOT porn. See hentai. It is NOT only for kids.
Cartoon Networks's Adult swim has lots of Anime, like Witch Hunter Robin, Inuyasha, Wolf's Rain, .hack//sign, Sailor Moon, Hamtaro and more.
by the_one_u_hate August 15, 2005
It sems to me like everyone here seems intent on telling us it is not porn; which I find quite suspiscious. I've never know anyone one to just asume it was porn.
person1 "Are you watching anime"
person2(urban dictionary user) "it's not porn I swear."
person1 "I didn't say anything about that"
person2 "Oh yeah... NOT PORN"
by "wild" Bill Burton August 07, 2008
Japanese animation not porn. Anime porn is called hentai.
joe love to watch anime on cartoon network
by John March 08, 2005
Cartoons from Japan.
Anime: Blue Gender, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Gundam The 08th MS Team, Gundam Wing, G Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam (Gundam 0079), Gundam X, Gundam Seed, Samurai X, Rurouni Kenshin, Afro Samurai, Ronin Warriors, Dragonball, Dragonball Z, Dragonball GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, Bleach, Outlaw Star, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, Witch Hunter Robin, Blue Submarine No. 6, Inuyasha, Wolf's Rain, Big O, Tenchi Muyo, Tenchi Universe, Tenchi in Tokyo, Sailor Moon, Cyborg 009, Kikaider, Rumbling Hearts, Lupin The Third, Trigun, Serial Experiments Lain, Boogiepop Phantom, Urusei Yatsura, Death Note, Dai-Guard, .hack//Sign, Naruto, One Piece, Eyeshield 21, Full Metal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell, Gunslinger Girl, Samurai 7, Ninja Scroll, Tokyo Majin, Slam Dunk, Hajime no Ippo, Denpa teki na Kanojo, FLCL, R.O.D the TV, Code Geass, s-CRY-ed, Paranoia Agent, Reign: The Conqueror, Blood+, Trinity Blood, Zoids, Metropolis, The Candidate for Goddess, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Eureka Seven, Case Closed, Haruhi Suzumiya, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Spirited Away, Mushishi, Princess Mononoke, Vampire Knight, Prince of Tennis, Genshiken, Shaman King, Gatekeepers, Suzuka, Devil May Cry, Witchblade, Gungrave, Soul Eater, Hell Girl.
by Japanese Anime July 06, 2010
A style of Japanese animation that is very popular today, in America and France as well as Japan. Many people think of anime as 'cartoons' but the words have very different implications. Anime can be anything from kid's stuff like we have in America to deep plots far beyond anything a child could understand to porn. There's love stories, hate stories, everything you could find in live TV.
Inuyasha, Rurouni Kenshin, and Naruto are some very popular anime series out in America.
by Sathe September 05, 2005

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