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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
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
High School DxD
High School DxD
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Naruto
Naruto
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Bleach
Bleach
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Magi
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REBORN!
REBORN!
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
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Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Diabolik Lovers
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Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Brothers Conflict
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Dragon Ball
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Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Winx Club
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Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
A Channel
A Channel
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
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Black Butler: Book of Circus
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Akame ga Kill
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Kamigami no Asobi
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Ouran High School Host Club
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Hellsing
Hellsing
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
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Say I Love You
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Kuroko's Basketball
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Karneval
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
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Spirited Away
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Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Devil May Cry
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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
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The Devil is a Part-Timer!
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Red Data Girl
Red Data Girl
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Death Note
Death Note
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Ranma 1/2
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Love Live! School Idol Project
Love Live! School Idol Project
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Kanokon
Kanokon
Air Gear
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Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Magical Warfare
Magical Warfare
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Black Butler
Black Butler
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Tokyo ESP
Tokyo ESP
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Kenichi
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Shiki
Shiki
Astarotte's Toy
Astarotte's Toy
Digimon Fusion
Digimon Fusion
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Valvrave the Liberator
Valvrave the Liberator
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Kim Possible
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Shakugan No Shana
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Black Lagoon
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Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
The Wallflower
The Wallflower
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Fate/Zero
Fate/Zero
Toradora!
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Madoka Magica
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Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA
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Blood Lad
Blood Lad
Durarara
Durarara
Blood-C
Blood-C
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Space Dandy
Space Dandy
Squid Girl
Squid Girl
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
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