Definition of Anime

Aaron Gerow gerow at
Thu Apr 22 05:39:34 EDT 1999

>This question has been debated, probably too much, on rec.arts.anime.misc.
>For the most part, animation that comes out of Japan is considered 'anime.'
>I think that going in to it any further isn't worth the time (my time,

There are many of us on the list who cannot access usenet groups outside 
of Japan or their individual country, so I think it would be of interest 
to many to hear what these arguments are.

Frankly, given the great ignorance I have seen in discussions of anime of 
the myriad of forms of animation in Japan, I wonder if the debate has in 
fact proceeded enough.

Aaron Gerow
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Yokohama National University
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