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Animate Co. Ltd.
Founded 1983
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Industry Retail
Website Official website

Animate (株式会社アニメイト Kabushiki gaisha Animeito?) is the retailing arm of MOVIC and is the largest retailer of anime, games, and manga in Japan. The first and headquarters store of Animate opened in 1983 and is located in Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, there are 38 Animate stores in Japan, and one in Taipei, Taiwan. However, for a brief period of time, there was also one in Southern California, specifically in Los Angeles, which closed some time in 2003.

Collaboration with Broccoli

On January 23, 2008, Animate's rival company, Broccoli, announced that they collaborated with Animate and made a new company "AniBro". Animate holds 70% of the company, while Broccoli holds 30%. The president of the company will be the CEO of Animate, although he will continue to manage Animate along with AniBro. AniBro plans to expand using the AniBro brand to many places in Japan.[1]

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Etymology

< Latin animatus, pp. animare (to fill with breath, quicken, encourage, animate) < anima (breath); see anima.

Pronunciation

  • Adjective:
    • AHD: ăn'ĭmət or ăn'əmət, IPA: /ˈænɪmət/ or /ˈænəmət/, SAMPA: /"{nIm@t/ or /"{n@m@t/,  Audio (US)help, file
  • Verb:
    • AHD: ăn'ĭmāt or ăn'əmāt, IPA: /ˈænɪmeɪt/ or /ˈænəmeɪt/, SAMPA: /"{nImeIt/ or /"{n@meIt/,  Audio (US)help, file

Adjective

animate (comparative more animate, superlative most animate)

Positive
animate

Comparative
more animate

Superlative
most animate

  1. That which lives.
  2. Possessing the quality or ability of motion.
  3. Dynamic, energetic.
    She is an engaging and animate speaker.
  4. (grammar) having at least one human or animal referent or inflected to agree with a term that has such a referent

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Verb

Infinitive
to animate

Third person singular
animates

Simple past
animated

Past participle
animated

Present participle
animating

to animate (third-person singular simple present animates, present participle animating, simple past and past participle animated)

  1. (transitive) To impart motion or the appearance of motion to.
    If we animate the model, we can see the complexity of the action.

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Italian

Verb

animate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of animare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of animare.
  3. Feminine plural of animato.

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