Anime is essentially Japanese animation, but it is also a word the Japanese derived from French to just describe animation in general. It is very popular in the states, and it has a wide range of age groups that it targets, from young children to young adults. Anime and manga have various styles, some better than others. The fanbase is very large, and at times, very annoying, but it really is an interesting phenomena.
Japanese animation and comics are very interesting. However, that is not to say that some American animation and most American comics aren't.
by Lancet Moonshadow January 31, 2005
Simply put, it's animation. But, here in the States, it refers to cartoons from Japan. Anime can be classified as having spikey hair, large eyes, futuristic setting, sex, and violence. Some of these doesn't necessarily apply to all animes. People who hate anime tend to have seen only one or just the crappy ones and refuse to open their minds and learn more about it. They have nothing better to do than to put down those who like it. They seem to think that American craptoons are better. Sure, they're good, but nowhere near as good as anime. They also seem to think that they'll get girls because they diss it. Well, they're certainly not getting this girl (that's right, I'm a girl). I prefer people with brains, not close-minded assholes. Anyways, here are some good examples of anime: Cowboy Bebop, Dragonball Z (original version), InuYasha, Lupin III, Trigun, and some of the Gundam series.
by Elizabeth Reyes August 11, 2003
A Japanese cartoon such as DRAGONBALL Z and CODE GEASS,BLEACH,NARUTO,LOVE HINA,SONIC,MARIO,DE-TH NOTE,RAGNOROK,ETC.
I love this anime!

OMG THIS IS AN ANIME?

What is your favorite anime?

I have an anime site.

How much anime cartoon volumes do you have?
#anime rulez #anime #japan #volume #shows
by NZXTHNN April 01, 2009
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
#adult swim #anime #bleach #death note #code geass
by tehmario May 13, 2008
Animated japanese movies or TV shows, with a very large surrounding pop culture. Most animes are like decently-written "B" movies.
I just finished watching the anime "Fullmetal Alchemist," and it was pretty interesting. Im gonna buy it on DVD.
#anime #japan #television #movies #games
by The Rp Phantom November 29, 2006
Japanese word for cartoon. Basically, refers to cartoons made in Japan.
Anime is made by Japanese people.
#cartoon #manga #tv #japanese #japan
by Keijiro November 19, 2005
A japanise form of animation that americans adopted and fucked up with crappy dubbing edited diolouges and cut out scenes. Usaually consists of peaple with proportionatly large eyes and exotic hair colors and styles. Ranges from kid stuff to adult content with nudity called hentai.
Really if your into anime its better to watch it on youtube or some other vidio site to watch it in a raw form with subtitles.
anime includes:Inuasha, naruto, fruits basket, DBZ, Slayers
#anime #hentai #naruto #dbz #inuasha
by Brandon the dark knite September 08, 2007
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