Definition and background:
A directive to a musician to perform the indicated passage of a composition in a lively and animated manner. See also [Eng.] animated; [Fr.] anim' ; [Ger.] bewegt; [It.] animato.
For more information on the music term "Anime" check out these other resources:
Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary