noun \ˈa-nə-ˌmā, ˈä-nē-\

: a style of animation that was created in Japan and that uses colorful images, strong characters, and stories that have a lot of action

Full Definition of ANIME

:  a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes

Origin of ANIME

Japanese, animation, short for animēshiyon, from English
First Known Use: 1988

Other Performing Arts Terms

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