Anime are a form of Japanese art and cartoons. Anime literally translates to the word "animation" in Japanese, therefore referring to all types of animated media there, whether it is computer animated or hand-drawn.
Around the world, the term anime represents animated media or the style typical of anime that comes from Japan. Anime's style derive from the comics manga
The correct pronunciation of the word anime in Japanese can be phonetically written as Ah-knee-meh
, even if English speakers often pronounce it as Ah-knee-mey.
The -meh at the end of the word is pronounced as if there were an acute accent (é) at the end of the word, which is often transcribed as -ey, even if it produces a sound that is closer to -eh.