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
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Bleach
Bleach
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
High School DxD
High School DxD
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Kanokon
Kanokon
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Nagi no Asukara
Nagi no Asukara
Nana
Nana
Magi
Magi
Black Butler
Black Butler
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Kenichi
Kenichi
Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Kaze No Stigma
Kaze No Stigma
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Sky Wizards Academy
Sky Wizards Academy
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Fate/stay night
Fate/stay night
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Hero Tales
Hero Tales
My Bride is a Mermaid
My Bride is a Mermaid
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Toradora!
Toradora!
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Inuyasha Eng Dub
Inuyasha Eng Dub
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Death Note
Death Note
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Digimon Fusion
Digimon Fusion
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Spice And Wolf
Spice And Wolf
Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Squid Girl
Squid Girl
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
BTOOOM!
BTOOOM!
Psychic Detective Yakumo
Psychic Detective Yakumo
REBORN!
REBORN!
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
GANGSTA.
GANGSTA.
Prison School
Prison School
B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time
B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Wolf Children
Wolf Children
No Game No Life
No Game No Life
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Air Gear
Air Gear
Sekirei
Sekirei
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Max Steel
Max Steel
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
A Certain Scientific Railgun
A Certain Scientific Railgun
Prince Planet
Prince Planet
Hetalia: World Series
Hetalia: World Series
Durarara
Durarara
Un-Go
Un-Go
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East
Straight Title Robot Anime
Straight Title Robot Anime
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Love Stage
Love Stage
My Love Story!!
My Love Story!!