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 Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Naruto
Naruto
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
High School DxD
High School DxD
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Bleach
Bleach
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair
I's
I's
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Vampire Knight
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Black Butler
Black Butler
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Your Lie in April
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Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
My Little Monster
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Noragami
Noragami
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Rosario Vampire
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Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Toradora!
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High School of the Dead
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Soul Eater
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The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Samurai Girls
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Nana
Nana
Zatch Bell!
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Love Stage
Love Stage
Death Note
Death Note
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
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Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Ouran High School Host Club
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GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Blood-C
Blood-C
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Claymore
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Kenichi
Kenichi
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Colorful
Colorful
Prison School
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Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
To Loveru
To Loveru
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
The Asterisk War
The Asterisk War
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Hetalia: Axis Powers
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Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Magi
Magi
Gakuen Alice
Gakuen Alice
My Bride is a Mermaid
My Bride is a Mermaid
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
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Blood Blockade Battlefront
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai
Initial D
Initial D
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Sekirei
Sekirei
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
X-Men Anime Series
X-Men Anime Series
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Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
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