Anime is animation in Japan and considered to be "Japanese animation" in the rest of the world. Anime dates from about 1917.
Anime, in addition to manga (Japanese comics), is extremely popular in Japan and well known throughout the world. Anime can be released by television broadcast, directly to video, theatrically, as well as online.
Anime can be hand-drawn or computer animated. 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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