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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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Naruto
Naruto
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Bleach
Bleach
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Monsuno
Monsuno
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
High School DxD
High School DxD
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Black Butler
Black Butler
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Chobits
Chobits
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Magi
Magi
Kenichi
Kenichi
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
To Loveru
To Loveru
Winx Club
Winx Club
Trigun
Trigun
ALDNOAH.ZERO
ALDNOAH.ZERO
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Nana
Nana
Claymore
Claymore
Beyond the Boundary
Beyond the Boundary
World Trigger
World Trigger
Shakugan No Shana
Shakugan No Shana
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hyperdimension Neptunia
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
WataMote
WataMote
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Air Gear
Air Gear
Kanokon
Kanokon
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Digimon Frontier
Digimon Frontier
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Absolute Duo
Absolute Duo
Hetalia: World Series
Hetalia: World Series
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Valvrave the Liberator
Valvrave the Liberator
Kemeko Deluxe!
Kemeko Deluxe!
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
Blood-C
Blood-C
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Senran Kagura
Senran Kagura
Spice And Wolf
Spice And Wolf
Sekirei
Sekirei
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Kampfer
Kampfer
BlazBlue: Alter Memory
BlazBlue: Alter Memory
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Soul Eater Not!
Soul Eater Not!
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
Shuffle!
Shuffle!
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Peacemaker
Peacemaker
Unbreakable Machine-Doll
Unbreakable Machine-Doll
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
Akagi
Akagi
The Wallflower
The Wallflower
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Death Parade
Death Parade
Burst Angel
Burst Angel
Monster Rancher
Monster Rancher
Toradora!
Toradora!
Accel World
Accel World
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Golgo 13
Golgo 13
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Death Note
Death Note
Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons
Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons
Chi's Sweet Home
Chi's Sweet Home
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
GJ CLUB
GJ CLUB
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Love Stage
Love Stage
Samurai 7
Samurai 7
Space Brothers
Space Brothers
Kokoro Connect
Kokoro Connect
Black Bullet
Black Bullet
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Strawberry 100%
Strawberry 100%
Noein
Noein
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
My Bride is a Mermaid
My Bride is a Mermaid
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Girls Bravo
Girls Bravo
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Nagi no Asukara
Nagi no Asukara
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Amagami SS +Plus
Amagami SS +Plus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Magic Knight Rayearth
Magic Knight Rayearth
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
Requiem From The Darkness
Requiem From The Darkness
Madoka Magica
Madoka Magica
Digimon: Digital Monsters
Digimon: Digital Monsters
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Karneval
Karneval
The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero
Glasslip
Glasslip
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-
D. Gray-Man
D. Gray-Man
Detroit Metal City
Detroit Metal City
Full Metal Alchemist
Full Metal Alchemist
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation
Nobunaga the Fool
Nobunaga the Fool
Nanana's Buried Treasure
Nanana's Buried Treasure
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Fate/stay night
Fate/stay night
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
Love Live! School Idol Project
Love Live! School Idol Project
MM!
MM!
Riddle Story of Devil
Riddle Story of Devil
Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons
Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons
Rental Magica
Rental Magica
Demon King Daimao
Demon King Daimao
No.6
No.6
Tari Tari
Tari Tari
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Tenchi Universe
Tenchi Universe
Red Data Girl
Red Data Girl
Mayo Chiki
Mayo Chiki
Mekakucity Actors
Mekakucity Actors
Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club! -
Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club! -
Code Geass
Code Geass
Aquarion
Aquarion
Baki The Grappler
Baki The Grappler
Ikki Tousen
Ikki Tousen
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Persona 4 The Animation
Persona 4 The Animation
K
K
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Qwaser of Stigmata
Qwaser of Stigmata
Place to Place
Place to Place
Noragami
Noragami
D-Fragments
D-Fragments
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Tytania
Tytania
Shiki
Shiki
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu
The Live Show
The Live Show
Wandering Son
Wandering Son
To Loveru Darkness
To Loveru Darkness
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Lupin The Third Part III
Lupin The Third Part III
Familiar of Zero:
Familiar of Zero: "Rondo" of Princesses
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