A type of animation originating from Japan. Can be characterised by oversized eyes, spikey, outlandishly coloured hair, and so on. Even without these things, the style of Anime is easily distinguishable from the inferior western cartoons. All inferior, apart from Futurama, which rocks. But the rest of the stuff we make is crap compared to Anime.
Anime is usually bursting with Japanese culture, including Japanese backdrops, Japanese food, Japanese attitudes, etc. We are most familiar with anime for children like Pokemon. But the really good stuff has adult content like violence and nudity. This type of anime isn't really comparable to any western cartoons.
Anime seems to have many consistent elements between shows - such as cats. People with cat ears seem to be very common in Anime aswell, for some reason. Also, even if you find the type of Anime which focuses on relationships between characters, chances are it still involves magic powers, people becoming robots and things of that nature.
"ok so first of all my head would have to be a little bean with real big eyes get rid of my thumbs make me all shiny, and my boots would be a whole lot cooler, like robot boots. And i'd have blue hair... you've gotta have blue hair."
Strong Bad on what he would be like as an Anime character
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