Humorous alteration of English anime, from Japanese アニメ ‎(anime), an abbreviation of アニメーション ‎(animēshon), from English animation.


animu ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Internet slang, sometimes derogatory) Anime.
    • 2003 15 November, Saber [username], “Re: [FAQ] FAQ for (v4.1)”,, Usenet:
      These two links should not be anywhere near one another, thx. One is the personal site of an egomaniacal faggot who thinks he suddenly owns the images he scans from animu magazines and refers to himself in the third person, and the other is a cultural bridge between Japan and the United States, based on the exchange of image macros, catchphrases, and underage hentai.
    • 2004 4 February, Doodles [username], “Re: Worst animated feature. Ever.”,, Usenet:
      2. "Triplettes of Bellville" is _not_ for the Disney or Animu fanboys.
    • 2008 10 October, monkie [username], “Re: i don't know if i mentioned it...”, alt.digitiser.snakes, Usenet:
      but it's so much easier/more appealing to watch japanese drama/animu/films/pR0n these days.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:animu.




  1. imperative of animi
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