anime, animé, n., adj. ("a' nee may"): 1. (Japanese) animation; being or describing an animated cartoon or film. 2. (English) being or describing an animated cartoon or film from Japan; the characters from, or style of, Japanese animation. See otaku, hentai, manga. [GJ1]
Addendum: Some very naive or very new fans call it by its original American term "Japanimation". Those who insist on using that term in front of an otaku will generally be losing a few teeth the hard way.