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Japanimation Line breaks: Ja¦pani|ma¦tion
Pronunciation: /dʒəˌpanɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of Japanimation in English:


Another term for anime.
Example sentences
  • The ‘adorable’ little pocket monsters brought anime, or so-called Japanimation, into the mainstream, and made generation of department store clerks very disgruntled.
  • Kanada's fantastic, lyrical, and decidedly unrealistic depictions of explosions and fiery demons are direct successors to the lineage of Hokusai, but also pave the way for the burgeoning market for Japanimation in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Certainly, many ‘super trends’ in art have been rooted in pop culture, counter culture and foreign cultures, and Japanimation is no exception.


1980s: blend of Japan and animation.

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