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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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Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
High School DxD
High School DxD
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Naruto
Naruto
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Bleach
Bleach
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Air Gear
Air Gear
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Winx Club
Winx Club
Death Note
Death Note
Toradora!
Toradora!
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
K
K
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Kenichi
Kenichi
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Kanokon
Kanokon
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Samurai 7
Samurai 7
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Senran Kagura
Senran Kagura
Shiki
Shiki
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai
Shakugan No Shana
Shakugan No Shana
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Another
Another
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Claymore
Claymore
Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
X-Men Anime Series
X-Men Anime Series
Black Butler
Black Butler
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Peacemaker
Peacemaker
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Soul Eater Not!
Soul Eater Not!
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
The Live Show
The Live Show
Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation
The Wallflower
The Wallflower
Saint Seiya Omega
Saint Seiya Omega
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Witchblade: The Animated Series
Witchblade: The Animated Series
WataMote
WataMote
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
OniAi
OniAi
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Space Dandy
Space Dandy