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What exactly defines anime? I was debating with my friend over the matter today, which went something along the lines of the following:

Friend I think anime just means cartoons from Japan
Me: What about shows like Afro Samurai? It's American, yet it's still considered anime.
Friend: That's because it's in an anime style.
Me: Anime has no consistent style. Lucky Star looks nothing like TMoHS, yet they are both accepted.

It's like the chicken-and-the-egg argument; any point you make is greeted with an equally valid counter-point.