Find the word definition

Crossword clues for anime

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.\n

\n 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.

Wiktionary
anime

Etymology 1 alt. 1 (context uncountable English) 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 country 2 (context countable English) An animated work originated in Japan, regardless of the artistic style. 3 (context rare countable chiefly proscribed English) An animated work, regardless of the country of origin. n. 1 (context uncountable English) 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 country 2 (context countable English) An animated work originated in Japan, regardless of the artistic style. 3 (context rare countable chiefly proscribed English) An animated work, regardless of the country of origin. Etymology 2

n. (altspelling animé nodot=1 English), the resin of the courbaril.

WordNet
anime
  1. n. a hard copal derived from an African tree [syn: Zanzibar copal]

  2. any of various resins or oleoresins [syn: gum anime]

Wikipedia
Anime

is Japanese hand-drawn or computer animation. The word is the abbreviated pronunciation of "animation" in Japanese, where this term references all animation. Outside Japan, anime is used to refer specifically to animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. Arguably, the stylization approach to the meaning may open up the possibility of anime produced in countries other than Japan. For simplicity, many Westerners strictly view anime as an animation product from Japan. Some scholars suggest defining anime as specifically or quintessentially Japanese may be related to a new form of orientalism.

The earliest commercial Japanese animation dates to 1917, and production of anime works in Japan has since continued to increase steadily. The characteristic anime art style emerged in the 1960s with the works of Osamu Tezuka and spread internationally in the late twentieth century, developing a large domestic and international audience. Anime is distributed theatrically, by television broadcasts, directly to home media, and over the Internet. It is classified into numerous genres targeting diverse broad and niche audiences.

Anime is a diverse art form with distinctive production methods and techniques that have been adapted over time in response to emergent technologies. It consists of an ideal story-telling mechanism, combining graphic art, characterization, cinematography, and other forms of imaginative and individualistic techniques. The production of anime focuses less on the animation of movement and more on the realism of settings as well as the use of camera effects, including panning, zooming, and angle shots. Being hand-drawn, anime is separated from reality by a crucial gap of fiction that provides an ideal path for escapism that audiences can immerse themselves into with relative ease. Diverse art styles are used and character proportions and features can be quite varied, including characteristically large emotive or realistically sized eyes.

The anime industry consists of over 430 production studios, including major names like Studio Ghibli, Gainax, and Toei Animation. Despite comprising only a fraction of Japan's domestic film market, anime makes up a majority of Japanese DVD sales. It has also seen international success after the rise of English- dubbed programming. This rise in international popularly has resulted in non-Japanese productions using the anime art style, but these works are usually described as anime-influenced animation rather than anime proper.

Usage examples of "anime".

Like many anime features, Cowboy Bebop started out as a Japanese TV series.

The international popularity of manga and anime means that plenty of translated titles are available for monoglots like me.

Comme elle lui paraissait charmante, souriant a tous de ses grands yeux caressants, le visage anime, les levres fremissantes!

The otaku guys at my last school were into, like, plastic anime babes, military simulations, and trivia.

I can't name everything they "sample" in this, their second feature, but a few obvious influences are Blade Runner, the Bible, Alice in Wonderland, Japanese manga and anime, Men in Black, Hong Kong chopsocky flicks, classic sf fiction from authors like Dick, Ellison, and William Gibson, Alien/s, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Greek mythology, Terminator and T2, the Millennium Falcon set from Star Wars, and the old Kung Fu TV show.

Se avesse avuto più presenza di spirito avrebbe notato una som­messa ma innegabile agitazione che si diffondeva fra le anime sospese nell'etere della Quiddità.

Le ultime anime si erano spente intorno alla colonna di fumo e con loro la luce si era di molto affievolita.

No, don't picture a live-action version of some noirish anime adventure here.

E mi chiedevo perché Dio avesse voluto celare la stessa conoscenza redentrice a tanti milioni di anime, le quali, in base al giudizio offertomi da questo povero selvaggio, ne avrebbero fatto un uso molto migliore del nostro.