- a Japanese style of motion-picture animation, characterized by highly stylized, colorful art, futuristic settings, violence, and sexuality.
Origin of anime
Examples from the Web for anime
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Anime, an′im, n. the resin of the West Indian locust-tree—used also for other gums and resins.
- a type of Japanese animated film with themes and styles similar to manga comics
- any of various resins, esp that obtained from the tropical American leguminous tree Hymenaea courbaril
- music the French word for animato
Word Origin and History for anime
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.