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Define "Anime"
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Cartoons sold to kids but bought by adults
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mow123 wrote:

Anime is animation from japan, if the Simpsons or spongebob were drawn in japan it would be anime. When written in japanese it just means animation.


This.. One of my Japanese professors in college took this a step farther, by revealing that Japanese people call western cartoons anime. They might call it Amerika no Anime, but to them its all anime. This got brought up in a discussion about the yearly speech she made us write. I forget most of it, but her contention was that anime is the Japanese word for animation/cartoons. She said regardless of what other meaning people gave it to it, that is how they defined it. Her example was if you wanted to refer to Japanese anime in a discussion or speech about anime you needed to specifically say Japanese Anime(Nihon no Anime), because just saying anime to a native speaker is to general because the term to them encompasses all anime, not just Japanese stuff.
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It's too badass for it to be in a dictionary.
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Anime are technically "cartoons"
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TaciNox wrote:

Anime are technically "cartoons"



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BlueOni wrote:

Anime ah-nee-meh (noun)

1. A general term for animation of all varieties (Japan)
2. A loanword from Japanese referring specifically to animated cartoons of Japanese origin (United States)


I agree with this, although I would say that the second definition probably applies to all places outside of Japan, not just the U.S.
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Posted 10/28/14
anime: modern pronuciation of Japanimation
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The simplest way I can define the word "Anime" would be... Here let me give you a little bit of background story. Anime is LIFE! so when you are watching anime you are technically watching life, if you think about it. Episode 4 of Naruto = Life......... So when you use the word life you are using the word anime! These 2 words are one in the same sort of like a double-edged sword! Life is anime, anime is life.
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Anime:
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Anime: Animation from Japan which tends to consist of a generally specific style of highly-stylized characters. Unlike most western cartoons which are generally aimed at children, anime can consist of many different genres and can be aimed at many different age groups. There tends to be a clear plot in mind rather than a random skit each episode.
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