I know you know it but i must post the introduction to anime so here it is -
Anime (Japanese: アニメ, [a.ni.me]) are Japanese animated productions, and come in all formats, such as television series (such as Dragon Ball and Inuyasha, animated short films,and full-length feature films such as Grave of the Fireflies, and includecomputer animation creations.. The word is the abbreviated pronunciation of "animation" in Japanese. In English, the term is defined as a style of animation originating in Japan, which often features colorful graphics, vibrant characters and action-filled plots with fantastic or futuristic themes. The intended meaning of the term sometimes varies depending on the context.