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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
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Bleach
Bleach
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Naruto
Naruto
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
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High School DxD
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Angel Beats!
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K
K
Persona 4 The Animation
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Psycho-Pass
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Digimon Frontier
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Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Guilty Crown
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Diabolik Lovers
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GIRLS und PANZER
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
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Saint Seiya
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Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
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Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
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Hetalia: The Beautiful World
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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ALDNOAH.ZERO
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Space Dandy
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Spirited Away
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Kanokon
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Space Brothers
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Blue Exorcist
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Vampire Knight
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Winx Club
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The Irregular at Magic High School
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Blood-C
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Rosario Vampire
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Sgt. Frog
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BlazBlue: Alter Memory
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Soul Eater
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Hunter X Hunter
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Akame ga Kill
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Toradora!
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Samurai Champloo
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Kenichi
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Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Penguin Drum
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Star Blazers
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
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To Loveru Darkness
To Loveru Darkness
Monsuno
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Sailor Moon Crystal
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Blood+
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Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
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Kim Possible
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Claymore
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Maid-sama
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Kuroko's Basketball
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High School of the Dead
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Black Butler: Book of Circus
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Brothers Conflict
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Shaka Zulu
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Black Butler
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Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
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Magi
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Accel World
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Hetalia: World Series
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Skip Beat!
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Yurikuma Arashi
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Terror in Resonance
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Hellsing
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Strike Witches
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Viewtiful Joe
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Pandora Hearts
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Hetalia: Axis Powers
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Senran Kagura
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Afro Samurai
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Sungkyunkwan Scandal
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Hellsing Ultimate
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Uta no Prince Sama
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Shin chan
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Ergo Proxy
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Elfen Lied
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Devil May Cry
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Soul Eater Not!
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Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
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Tamako Market
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Heaven's Lost Property
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