• (RP) IPA: /ˈæn.ɪ.meɪ/, /ˈæn.ɪ.mə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈæn.ɪ.meɪ/


  1. (uncountable) An artistic style originating in, and associated with, Japanese animation, and that has also been adopted by a comparatively low number of animated works from other countries.
    I can draw an anime version of you, if you want.
  2. (countable) An animated work that originated in Japan, regardless of the artistic 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 anime for television.
    • 2005, 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 anime may be inspired by a video game.
    • 2006, Thomas LaMarre, in Japan After Japan (Tomiko Yoda & Harry D. Harootunian, eds.), page 363,
      These anime prepared the way for Otaku no video, a two-part Original Video Animation (OVA).
  3. (rare, countable, chiefly, proscribed) An animated work, regardless of the country of origin.
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anime (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of animé, the resin of the courbaril.

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