Anime and manga fans outside of Japan have adopted many Japanese words and phrases. Some of these words have been misinterpreted, reinterpreted or undergone significant change in meaning. In addition, a variety of terms relating to anime and manga and the associated fandom have arisen, either by translation/transliteration from Japanese or as part of the shared slang or jargon of the subculture.
In some cases English and Japanese have contributed in complex ways to the formation of new words in either or both languages (e.g. Hentai—"H"—Ecchi).
Other subcultures have also adopted Japanese loan-words through contact with fans of such media as anime and manga.
In addition, there are a great many Japanese words and phrases that fans and the curious will come across in relation to anime and manga.
=>Any animation produced in or originating from Japan. Shorthand for Japanese animation.