What is a "real" anime?

What is a "real" anime?

So a guy I know, claims that Dragonball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Hetalia, etc aren't real animes. He claims anime's like Corpse Party are "real" anime. Isn't the definition of anime a cartoon made in Japan and by the Japanese?
Can someone define to me "real" anime?

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Your_Average_Fangirl
There isn't, maybe he means genre and anime styles
BlueTurkey
Well no, he said straight to my face, "You don't even watch real anime, that Dragonball Z and Hetalia and that crap aren't real anime. Corpse Party's the only real anime you've watched."
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Your_Average_Fangirl
Well there isn't a "real anime" either its anime or it isn't that's how it works, so he's technically wrong.
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PeanutButter625
@BlueTurkey Who was it again? Was it Thomas?
PeanutButter625
And, the meaning of anime in Japan is "Cartoon" correct? So anime is any Japanese cartoon. So, he's kinda wrong.
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BlueTurkey
Wuss said that. Last Friday when he came on 153.
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Lightstriker195
For most people, it's in the eye of the beholder, as most people consider "real" anime to be directed to an older audience. the drawings of the "real" anime also differ slightly. as corpse party is terribly gruesome, and yu-gi-oh is about a card game. also these "real" anime were never really ment to be dubbed in english, making them more popular.
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