Anime pronounced [a-nee-may] in Japanese is an abbreviation of the word "animation." Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation originating from Japan; and to the Occidental way of thinking, not all animations are considered anime.
Japan has been making cartoon art for a very long time. Japanese manga (comic) come in all types, for all sorts of people. Also, a major difference is the style, which is dinstinctive and fairly easy to recoginaize. Within this broad common stylistic ground, each manga artist’s technic is distinct and unique. The sterotype is of characters with huge hair and large eyes with stars sparkinig inside, but there are many variations.