Japanimation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Japan +‎ animation

Noun[edit]

Japanimation (countable and uncountable, plural Japanimations)

  1. (anime) Synonym of anime; Japanese animated cartoons.

Usage notes[edit]

This was the common term for anime in the 1980s, but was supplanted in the early 1990s among fans. It now sounds old-fashioned among anime fans, and is sometimes incorrectly claimed to be pejorative.

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