The reason: opposition from the publishing and anime industries and even from the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
This is the basic plot of an entire genre of anime, most notably the 1990s series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Searching for a girlfriend who loves horror movie paraphernalia and anime?
The post resulted in the arrest of the anime creative director, Masaki Kitamura.
On the female side, at least, anime fans have a healthy lead over fans of American comics.
Chibinnu, on the other hand, whose name translates roughly to “small,” carried a white animal bag with an anime face.
My Chloë is as if you took all of that and threw it in a blender with some anime, crystal meth, and Goodwill.
The robots are reportedly inspired by the Japanese anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
I would say more of my inspiration stems from ‘manga’ or anime.
anime, an′im, n. the resin of the West Indian locust-tree—used also for other gums and resins.
c.1985, Japanese for "animation," a term that seems to have arisen in the 1970s, apparently based on French animé "animated, lively, roused," from the same root as English animate (adj.). Probably taken into Japanese from a phrase such as dessin animé "cartoon," literally "animated design," with the adjective abstracted or mistaken, due to its position, as a noun.
Manga (q.v.) is Japanese for "comic book, graphic novel," but anime largely are based on manga and until 1970s, anime were known in Japan as manga eiga or "TV manga." The two terms are somewhat confused in English.