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About Anime

Anime is a Japanese style of animation that is featured in many popular TV programs and films. The contemporary anime style originated in the 1960s in Japan when artists who drew manga-distinctly Japanese comics-began to translate their work into animation for TV and film. This new style became immensely popular in Japan, and by the 1980s, the popularity of anime had begun to spread to other countries. By the beginning of this century, anime was one of the most popular styles of animation worldwide.

Original anime productions were influenced by popular American animation, and early productions used traditional cel animation techniques like their American counterparts. Japanese anime artists developed their own styles, however, and began to focus more on the quality of the artwork and less on the kind of fluid movement characteristic of American animation. In the 1990s, some anime production companies began using digital techniques, drawing cels with computers rather than by hand, and a few anime films combined traditional hand-drawn animation with computer-generated imagery. Many recent anime productions are created entirely with digital processes.

Although anime styles can vary greatly, some aspects of the style, particularly in the design of characters, are so consistent from one production to the next that they've come to define anime for many viewers. Characters typically have proportionally large eyes, for example, and some characters have distorted body proportions. Anime characters also usually communicate emotions and reactions with a set of expressions and gestures that is largely consistent across productions.

The subject matter of anime programs varies greatly, too. Japanese anime productions often draw on history, folklore, mythology, literature and other traditional sources, while some of the most popular anime shows around the world fall into the fantasy, adventure and science fiction genres. Some anime is intended for young audiences, but many anime productions revolve around distinctly adult themes and are intended for mature viewers.

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High School DxD
High School DxD
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Naruto
Naruto
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Monsuno
Monsuno
Bleach
Bleach
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Toradora!
Toradora!
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Accel World
Accel World
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Air Gear
Air Gear
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Hellsing
Hellsing
Winx Club
Winx Club
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Durarara
Durarara
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Death Note
Death Note
The World God Only Knows
The World God Only Knows
A Channel
A Channel
C3
C3
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Kanokon
Kanokon
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
To Loveru
To Loveru
Pokemon Origins
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Nana
Nana
Xenosaga: The Animation
Xenosaga: The Animation
Blood Lad
Blood Lad
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Beelzebub
Beelzebub
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Valvrave the Liberator
Valvrave the Liberator
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Blast of Tempest
Blast of Tempest
Black Butler
Black Butler
Soul Eater Not!
Soul Eater Not!
Spice And Wolf
Spice And Wolf
Kenichi
Kenichi
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Xam'd
Xam'd
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Demon King Daimao
Demon King Daimao
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Kampfer
Kampfer
Ben-To
Ben-To
Digimon Fusion
Digimon Fusion
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
Code: Breaker
Code: Breaker
Tsuritama
Tsuritama
She-Ra: Princess of Power
She-Ra: Princess of Power
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Magi
Magi
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club