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A cartoon that tries to look like anime, but is not genuinely Japanese and, therefore, is not anime.
Powerpuff girls and Teen Titans are two examples of fauxnime.
by Brick Wall December 27, 2004
n: a form of animation not originating from Japan in which characteristics of genuine anime are used excessively, usually to increase TV ratings or generate a false sense of security.

adj: imitating Japanese animation styles and/or concepts
"Teen Titans" is one of the most easily recognized fauxnime shows.
by OmniSynth October 01, 2005