Anime (アニメ, taken from half of the Japanese pronunciation of "animation") is animation in Japan and considered to be "Japanese animation" in the rest of the world. Anime, in addition to manga, are extremely popular in Japan and well known throughout the world. This tag should only be used for songs and albums produced specifically for or used within Japanese animation. Artists should not be tagged as anime unless they are composers for Japanese animation (such as 菅野よう子) or are fictional artists featured within a series or film. Read more on Last.fm.