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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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Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Bleach
Bleach
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
High School DxD
High School DxD
Naruto
Naruto
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Digimon Frontier
Digimon Frontier
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Magi
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Blood+
Blood+
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Space Dandy
Space Dandy
K
K
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Persona 4 The Animation
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Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
ALDNOAH.ZERO
ALDNOAH.ZERO
To Loveru Darkness
To Loveru Darkness
Inuyasha - The Final Act
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Claymore
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Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Kenichi
Kenichi
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Ouran High School Host Club
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Winx Club
Winx Club
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Blood-C
Blood-C
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Terror in Resonance
Terror in Resonance
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Monsuno
Monsuno
Space Brothers
Space Brothers
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Kanokon
Kanokon
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Nagi no Asukara
Nagi no Asukara
Toradora!
Toradora!
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
BlazBlue: Alter Memory
BlazBlue: Alter Memory
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Viewtiful Joe
Viewtiful Joe
WataMote
WataMote
Chobits
Chobits
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Hellsing
Hellsing
Shin chan
Shin chan
Hetalia: Axis Powers
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Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
To Loveru
To Loveru
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Hetalia: World Series
Hetalia: World Series
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Senran Kagura
Senran Kagura
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Soul Eater Not!
Soul Eater Not!
Strike Witches
Strike Witches
Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess