What is anime?

  • (noun): A hard copal derived from an African tree.
    Synonyms: Zanzibar copal
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Anime (Japanese: アニメ?, ; i/ˈænɨmeɪ/ or /ˈɑːnɨmeɪ/) are Japanese cartoons and computer animation. The word is the abbreviated pronunciation of "animation" in Japanese. In English, the term is defined as a style of animation originating in Japan, which often features colorful graphics, vibrant characters and action-filled plots with fantastic or futuristic themes. The intended meaning of the term sometimes varies depending on the context.

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Crest Of The Stars - Media - Anime
... the Stars was to be one of the initial titles as part of their new Anime Unleashed programming and began broadcast at the end of 2002 and through 2003 ...
Anime - Influence On World Culture
... Anime has become commercially profitable in Western countries, as demonstrated by early commercially successful Western adaptations of anime, such as Astro Boy ... multi-billion dollar Pokémon franchise was helped greatly by the spin-off anime series that, first broadcast in the late 1990s, is still running worldwide to this day ... In doing so, anime has made significant impacts upon Western culture ...
Malcolm In The Middle - Production - Opening Titles
1966) Grinning animated man in rain Shiogami from the anime Nazca The monster rising out of the ocean is the Kraken From Clash of the Titans (1981) Woman being held above a nest of hungry pterodactyls From One ... lizard crawling on rocks From A Journey to the Center of the Earth Anime boy skateboarding From the anime Nazca Mud-monster grabbing a woman as she kisses a man From Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961) Man ski-j ...
UFO Baby
... The series was adapted as a 78-episode anime television series, produced by NHK and animated by J.C.Staff, which was broadcast between March 2000 and February 2002 on NHK's BS2 ... The series was one of the top-rated anime series during its initial broadcast ... The anime concluded before the manga did, resulting in different endings for each series ...

More definitions of "anime":

  • (noun): Any of various resins or oleoresins.
    Synonyms: gum anime