Saturday, 21 September 2013

ANIME- Definition and usage Anime is an art form, specifically animation, that includes all genresfound in cinema, but it can be mistakenly classified as a genre In Japan, the termanimerefers to all forms of animation from around the world. English-language dictionaries defineanimeas "a Japanese style of motion-picture animation" or as "a style of animation developed in Japan". The etymology of the word is disputed with the primary origin being the English term "animation" is written in Japanese katakanaas (animēshon, pronounced [animeːɕoɴ). The short form is アニメ (anime). Some sources claim that anime derives from the French phrasedessin animé, but others believe this to be a myth based on the French popularity of the medium in the late 1970s and 1980s. In English,anime, when used as a common noun, normally functions as a mass noun(for example: "Do you watch anime?", "How much anime have you collected?"). Prior to the widespread use of "anime", the term "Japanimation" was prevalent throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In the mid-1980s, the term "anime" began to supplant Japanimation. In general, the term now only appears in period works where the term is used to distinguish and identify Japanese animation.

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