I just got finished watching this video, and since I know this subject comes up a LOT with AMV contest rules, I'm wondering what are people's personal thoughts on this. What do you think counts as anime? I thought I agreed with one thing or another until I saw this video and now I'm not so sure. I used to think that "anime" was only animation that originated from Japan, but that's kind of a murky definition. It's even a bit odd to try to define it around the art style, because the style differs a lot from one thing to another; personally there's not anything about Steven Universe I consider to be anime, but in terms of the storytelling and influences on the show, it arguably could be. I know that myself and other people who work on the South Park games have drawn from anime a lot for things like the style of attacks, and have even done anime-like sequences in collaboration with our sister studio in Japan, but it seems absurd to consider that actually "anime". I'm starting to think that by nature it's just an arbitrary definition and that there's no way to say any one rule is the official one.