Anime (アニメ; an abbreviated Japanese pronunciation of "animation", pronounced in Japanese, but typically or in English) animation originating in Japan. The rest of the world regards anime as "Japanese animation". Anime originated about 1917.
Anime, like manga (Japanese comics), is extremely popular in Japan and well known throughout the world. Distributors can release anime via television broadcasts, directly to video, or theatrically, as well as online.
Both hand-drawn and computer animated anime exist. It is used in television series, films, video, video games, commercials, and internet-based releases, and represents most, if not all, genres of fiction.
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