Best defined, Anime is animation that comes from Japan. I first learned of Anime because of a friend from junior high school. We had met on 7th grade and became friends easily, something that has been difficult for me my whole life, even today as an adult.
My friend, who’s been living in New York for the past 3 years and who I miss so much, wouldn’t leave me alone until I watched every Anime she had seen and others she hadn’t. We started with Pokemon, Dragon Ball, Rurouni Kenshin (my all time favorite) and Ranma 1/2. We would rent them, watch them on cable tv and download them from the internet.
Now I own over 20 complete Anime series and still look for more. I enjoy them better in Japanese with English subtitles, that’s how I’ve learned to recognize some words.