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Anime is Japanese animation or Japanese "cartoons". Most of the storylines tend to be influenced by manga, or Japanese "graphic novels" and are generally fictional. There are many types of anime out there, involving different names for different audiences or genres. These names tend to also refer to manga types, as well. For example, Shōnen is anime targeted for boys, Mecha is anime that involves "giant robots" called mechs, Seinen is for men, and Kodomo is for little children.