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アニメ (anime): a frame from Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors (1944), the first feature-length anime film.


Abbreviated from アニメーション ‎(animēshon), itself from English animation.[1][2][3][4]



アニメ ‎(romaji anime)

  1. (animation, anime) anime, Japanese animation
  2. (animation) an animation, a cartoon

Usage notesEdit

All animated works are called アニメ in Japan. In other countries, the romanization anime is typically used for animation produced primarily for the Japanese market.


  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  5. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
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