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
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Demon King Daimao
Demon King Daimao
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
High School DxD
High School DxD
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Black Butler
Black Butler
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Saint Seiya
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To Loveru
To Loveru
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Bleach
Bleach
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Noragami
Noragami
Blood+
Blood+
Neo Angelique Abyss
Neo Angelique Abyss
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Death Note
Death Note
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Sekirei
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Your Lie in April
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Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Magi
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Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Ikki Tousen
Ikki Tousen
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Digimon Frontier
Digimon Frontier
Prison School
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Rozen Maiden
Rozen Maiden
UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie
UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie
Toradora!
Toradora!
Digimon: Digital Monsters
Digimon: Digital Monsters
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Monsuno
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Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Nana
Nana
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
The Asterisk War
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Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
XXXHolic
XXXHolic
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
Say I Love You
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The Devil is a Part-Timer!
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K
K
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
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REBORN!
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The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero
Digimon Data Squad
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Strawberry Panic!
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Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Initial D
Initial D
Henneko: Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
Henneko: Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Sankarea
Sankarea
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Kim Possible
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Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
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B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time
Blood Lad
Blood Lad
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
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DRAMAtical Murder
Love Stage
Love Stage
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