Anime TV Shows

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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Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
High School DxD
High School DxD
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Bleach
Bleach
Black Butler
Black Butler
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Noragami
Noragami
To Loveru
To Loveru
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Toradora!
Toradora!
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Death Note
Death Note
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Mayo Chiki
Mayo Chiki
Kenichi
Kenichi
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
The Asterisk War
The Asterisk War
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Sekirei
Sekirei
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
K
K
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Pokemon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Pokemon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Junjo Romantica
Junjo Romantica
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
To Loveru Darkness
To Loveru Darkness
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Girls Bravo
Girls Bravo
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Hetalia: The World Twinkle
Hetalia: The World Twinkle
Love Stage
Love Stage
The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Nana
Nana
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Blood Lad
Blood Lad
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Hetalia: World Series
Hetalia: World Series
Digimon Fusion
Digimon Fusion
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
D. Gray-Man
D. Gray-Man
Magi
Magi
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
Air Gear
Air Gear
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Prison School
Prison School
Berserk
Berserk
Colorful
Colorful
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time
B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time
Digimon Frontier
Digimon Frontier
The Spectacular Spider-Man
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Save Me! Lollipop
Save Me! Lollipop
Fate/Zero
Fate/Zero
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK