Japanese animation drawn in the same style as manga just animated. Often messed up by America.
Did you know Pokémon isn't the only anime?
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Person 1: Have you watched the anime, Cory in the House?
Person 2: *Shoots self*
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A lot of defintions on here for the word 'anime' have been hopelessly ill-informed. I hope to give a more accurate defintion that doesn't make me sound like an idiot. Anime is a form of animation orginating in Japan. Common elements in characters include large, shiny eyes, often spiky or unusually colored hair, long legs, etc. There are always exceptions to these rules, such as in Hayao Miyazaki's movies, which have more realistic proportions and hair. Often in anime, one episode will continue into the next, instead of each episode being a one-shot. There are several different types, like Shounen, for boys, which typically feature a male protagonist and lots of fighting and action, Shoujo, for girls, with female protagonists and the main focus being romance or comedy. There is also Josei, for young women, which I imagine are like soap operas(Never watched any), and Seinen, for teenagers and young men, which are often horror or thriller animes, and are usually considered too scary for children. There is also shounen/shoujo ai, which is gay/lesbian romance without sex, and yaoi/yuri, which is with sex. Many people say that anime is for 12-year-old dorks, but I myself have watched anime that would scar a 12-year-old for life. They also say anime is porn. There is a category of anime called hentai that is pornographic in nature, but the vast majority is not. Some anime is incredibly good, some is atrocious. And the stereotypes aren't necessarily true for all.
Shounen anime: Naruto, Bleach, Inu-Yasha, Death Note, Pokemon, etc. Some of the most famous anime falls under this category. Can be upbeat and funny, like Naruto, or heavy and complex, like Death Note.

Shoujo anime: Fruits Basket, Sailor Moon, Kaichou wa Maid-Sama, Lucky Star, Vampire Knight. I have mixed feelings about this genre. I very much like Fruits Basket while Sailor Moon made me want to smash my computer.

I don't know any Josei anime...

Seinen Anime: Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni, Elfen Lied, Hellsing, Ghost in the Shell. My favorite genre, although if you want to watch Higurashi or Elfen Lied be prepared for some serious gore and insanity.

Shounen Ai: Kirepapa, Junjou Romantica, Loveless. I know I said shounen ai is gay romance minus sex but JR has some intense guyxguy, just sayin.

Shoujo Ai: Strawberry Panic, Kannazuki no Miko, A Channel, Uta Kata. I'm not a yuri fan but shoujo ai's really cute ^^
by kat231 August 11, 2011
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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.
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Me) Hey stranger, do you know what anime is?

Stranger)No?

Me)"Slaps stranger in face"
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Animation originating from Japan containing the best imaginary women possibly, badass guys, and beautiful music all in one package. Plenty of anime shows out there though not all of them are awesome as well not all of them suck. Not to be confused with hentai which is... porn.
Boy: "Hey you wanna watch some anime with me on FUNimation?"

Girl: "Sure, I love anime!"

^_^
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Is the reason you are loosing an average of 4 hours of sleep per night; seeing your grades drop steadily; loosing at least 5G storage on your phone/computer; slowly becoming bankrupt (for some 'weird' reason); evolving slowly into a hermit crab that only moves occasionally to feed on pocky (or other Weeaboo captivated objects); and forgetting to go outside on most days (ahem, everyday).

It is also the concept that bought us all together in an element; formed a bond; changed your sentiment on life; took you on individual adventures (despite the fact that you never actually moved from your beds); and last of all, opened up a new world for you.
"Man, what happened to your grades?"
"Anime happened."

"Do you have any inspiration for us, Mr/Mrs President?"
"Idk, go home and watch some anime."
by Blyth September 21, 2015
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