Some sort of Japanese television show that people watch, most of the time on the internet, for supposed entertainment.
Person: I like anime!
Person 2: Why?
Person: I... Don't know...
by Totakeke777 December 17, 2008
The legal way to jerk off to a eight year old.
That weird Asian is watching anime. I thought it was stupid, until I saw the eight year old with big tits, and found out it was legal.
by Anarchist Vandal January 12, 2009
Unlike American cartoons, anime usually has one episode connecting to the next. This would give allowance for a story that is long and can express a good plot and elaborate on characters.

In American society, long-term stories are usually given to shows like Lost, Flashforward, and The Event.

Anime is long-term stories that are cartoons, and are usually cheaper to make.

There are good and bad ones, ones that are horrible at plot and characters, and ones that are good at plot and characters, just like American shows.

A great number of animes are based off of Japanese Comics (a.k.a. Manga).

In short, not all anime is gay and not all are awesome either. You have to dig for the good ones, and then BAM you have something to spice up your boring, monotonous home life when you've had enough of going outside, or can't go outside, or are worn out from studying, etc. Heck, it makes waiting for texts easier.

Of course, like anything, there are addicts... and anime isn't necessarily a good thing to be addicted with, especially if it gets in the way of your life.
Animes that easily appeal to the masses are: Death Note (psychological thriller), ToraDora (about growing up), Code Geass (about war and injustice).

If you can handle the movie Saw and want to get mind blown like Inception, watch Higurashi.

A safe site to watch anime on is Anilinkz, and there are some other sites too. Animeshippuuden is an unsafe site.

Albert: Did you watch Death Note?
Bob: Yeah, it's cool how even though they are so close to each other that they can even shake hands, if one figures out the true identity of the other through wits and smart talking, the other is dead.
by inception528491 November 29, 2010
Anime is usually the Japanese form of art and animation when coming to Tv shows and movies. Its well drawn, alot of the time impressive and is usually based along the lines of fantasy. Its nice to watch ocasionally and is fairly interesting.

However I for one, hate the crap, well, most of it. Due to the fact that most anime fans are over-excessive with the anime that they watch. Also, MOST anime-fans tend to insult and ridicule other animation companies like Dreamworks and Disney, often for the sheer reason that they are rude and think everything should be anime. I find it offensive that they do so as I love Disney and so I chose not to watch alot of anime.
by Curu Curu September 11, 2003
Decent cartoons that are required by dorky-American kids to have been made in Japan. They are pretty cool to watch until you're like a 25 year old virgin who does cosplay. Than you need to move out of your mom's basement and get a life.
Evangelion, Love Hina, and Gundam are examples of some popular anime.
by tnic May 30, 2005
A derivative style of animation from Japan. It features grating vocal work, and the stories seem to be forged inside some kind of creative vacuum.
Anime is the domain of nerds.

Anime has giant robots and gianter tits.
by Yarbles March 06, 2005
the legal way to beat off to an 8 year old
anime: just look around the internet... im sure you'll find an example.
god damned pedophiles....
by captain yar October 25, 2005

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