Anime is not just movies; publishers release anime in many formats. There are OVAs (or OAVs), movies, and television shows. Don't let the direct-to-video aspect of OVAs fool you, they aren't low-budget sequels trying to capitalize on the success of a movie. Many of them are high-quality stories that can't be properly condensed into a feature-length movie, and the stories are generally more intricate than those found in a daily or weekly half-hour television show. Anime have original stories while others draw their stories and characters from Japanese comic books (manga).