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
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The event has something for anyone interested in comics, toys, video gaming, television, original art, collectibles, anime and manga.
Studio Ghibli is to open a theme park based on its iconic anime films in the early 2020s on the site of the 2005 World Expo near Nagoya.
Hundreds of fans of anime, or Japanese animation, turned out to the Grove Plaza and Boise Centre over Memorial Day weekend to attend Anime Oasis, a convention celebrating artists, actors and more.
The Full Sail University computer animation instructor was just one of the 100,000 fans of science fiction, superheroes, fantasy, horror and anime who are expected to pack into the Orange County Convention Center during the three days of MegaCon.
The most famous is, of course, Comic Con, but there are tons of others with themes like pop culture, anime, comics, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and more.
Anime producers typically release a 26-episode series over six or eight DVDs.
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Origin and Etymology of anime
Japanese, animation, short for animēshiyon, from English
First Known Use: 1985
ANIME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anime for English Language Learners
: a style of animation that was created in Japan and that uses colorful images, strong characters, and stories that have a lot of action
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Definition of anime for Students
: a style of animation that was created in Japan and that uses colorful images, strong characters, and action-filled plots
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