The attribution of a discrete indwelling spirit to every material form of reality such as plants, stones, and so on, and to natural phenomena such as storms, earthquakes, and the like.
Animism is a religious belief imputing spirits to natural forces and objects.

The rock has a spirit; the tree has a spirit, etc.
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1. The belief in the existence of individual spirits that inhabit natural objects and phenomena.

2. The belief in the existence of spiritual beings that are separable or separate from bodies.

3. The hypothesis holding that an immaterial force animates the universe.
I am an animist so I believe in animism
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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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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."
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Person 1: Have you watched the anime, Cory in the House?
Person 2: *Shoots self*
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A person who uses a computer or physical objects to create animations, cartoons, movies, games, etc. An animator is usually "that kinda of guy" who stares at people walking; and when asked what the heck he is looking at, he simply states hes "observing real-life movement". Animators are usually the most undermined in the movie/game field, but the most valuable. Not to mention animators are usually single for a very long time and find it hard to find a mate due to their "weirdness".
"Did you see that latest movie?! That monster looked so realistic!"

"Yah I did! The animators did a good job!"

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"Hello, what do you do for a living?"

"I'm an animator."

"What is that?"
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noun: a style of animation that originated and is still heavily centered in Japan.

The word 'anime' is based on the original japanese pronunciation of the american word 'animation.'

The stereotype of the anime style are characters with proportionally large eyes and hair styles and colors that are very colorful and exotic. The plots range from very immature (kiddy stuff), through teenage level, to mature (violence, content, thick plot). The classification of 'hentai' is given to animes of a stong sexual nature.

Although over 95% of anime has nothing perverted about it, most closed-minded idiots think anime is always a form of pronography.
Although most people stop watching 'cartoons' in their early teens, there are 'animes' for all age groups.
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