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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Naruto
Naruto
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Bleach
Bleach
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Monsuno
Monsuno
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Samurai 7
Samurai 7
Kaleido Star
Kaleido Star
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Trigun
Trigun
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
D. Gray-Man
D. Gray-Man
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Toradora!
Toradora!
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Black Butler
Black Butler
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Death Note
Death Note
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Space Dandy
Space Dandy
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Suzuka
Suzuka
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
X-Men Evolution
X-Men Evolution
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
High School DxD
High School DxD
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Spice And Wolf
Spice And Wolf
Accel World
Accel World
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Nobunaga the Fool
Nobunaga the Fool
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Chobits
Chobits
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Nana
Nana
Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Shuffle!
Shuffle!
selector infected WIXOSS
selector infected WIXOSS
Gungrave
Gungrave
Gad Guard
Gad Guard
Martian Successor Nadesico
Martian Successor Nadesico
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Sherlock Hound
Sherlock Hound
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Soul Eater Not!
Soul Eater Not!
Captain Earth
Captain Earth
Hellsing
Hellsing
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Majestic Prince
Majestic Prince
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy
Full Metal Panic!
Full Metal Panic!
Samurai Flamenco
Samurai Flamenco
Ghost Hunt
Ghost Hunt
Kamisama Dolls
Kamisama Dolls
Nagi no Asukara
Nagi no Asukara
Shirobako
Shirobako
Deltora Quest
Deltora Quest
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Senran Kagura
Senran Kagura
Speed Grapher
Speed Grapher
No.6
No.6
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
ALDNOAH.ZERO
ALDNOAH.ZERO
Unbreakable Machine-Doll
Unbreakable Machine-Doll
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
World Trigger
World Trigger
Future Card Buddyfight
Future Card Buddyfight
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Blood+
Blood+
Another
Another
Max Steel
Max Steel
Love Lab
Love Lab
Hikaru No Go
Hikaru No Go
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Love Live! School Idol Project
Love Live! School Idol Project
The Spectacular Spider-Man
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Needless
Needless
No Game No Life
No Game No Life
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry