Anime (and manga, two terms often used interchangably) is insanely popular in this country, and takes all sorts of forms, from entertainment for young children to hard core adult material. There are almost as many different opinions about anime as there are formats of anime itself, which can make it difficult to separate opinion from facts. This video is an excellent presentation about anime which include many facts that many people (myself included) did not know.
The video runs close to an hour, is in English and has subtitles. If you don’t feel like watching an hour-long video, the video game blog Kokatu has a concise summary of the main points made in the video HERE. If you are truly an anime fan, however, this would be an hour well spent.