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noun (2=-, pl=anime, pl2=animes)
  1. (uncountable) An artistic style used in Japanese animation that has also been adopted by some artists in America and other countries.
  1. (rfv-sense) (countable) An animated work using this style.
    • 2005, Peter J. Katzenstein, A World of Regions, page 165,
    • :After three months of successful sales in manga form, it was made into an for television.
    • 2005, w:Joan D. Vinge, Joan D. Vinge, in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection, page cix,
    • :Usually the manga comes first, though it may be an offshoot of a novel, and an may be inspired by a video game.
    • 2006, Thomas LaMarre?, in Japan After Japan (Tomiko Yoda & Harry D. Harootunian, eds.), page 363,
    • :These prepared the way for Otaku no video, a two-part Original Video Animation (OVA).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: anime(nl)
  • French: animé(fr)
  • German: anime(de)
  • Italian: anime(it)
  • Spanish: anime(es)
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to Japanese animation.
Etymology: From (JAchar, ããã) anime, an abbreviation of (JAchar, ããããããã) animÄshon, from English animation.


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