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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
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Bleach
Bleach
Naruto
Naruto
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
High School DxD
High School DxD
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Monsuno
Monsuno
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Blood-C
Blood-C
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Winx Club
Winx Club
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Air Gear
Air Gear
WataMote
WataMote
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Black Butler
Black Butler
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
The Live Show
The Live Show
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Claymore
Claymore
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
K
K
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Magi
Magi
Toradora!
Toradora!
Absolute Duo
Absolute Duo
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Shakugan No Shana
Shakugan No Shana
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
I's
I's
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
Hetalia: World Series
Hetalia: World Series
To Loveru
To Loveru
Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
Initial D
Initial D
Kanokon
Kanokon
Durarara
Durarara
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Digimon Frontier
Digimon Frontier
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
BlazBlue: Alter Memory
BlazBlue: Alter Memory
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons
Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Qwaser of Stigmata
Qwaser of Stigmata
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
My Bride is a Mermaid
My Bride is a Mermaid
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Campione
Campione
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Gintama
Gintama
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai
Valvrave the Liberator
Valvrave the Liberator
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
Death Parade
Death Parade
Sekirei
Sekirei
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
Shin chan
Shin chan
Sasami: Magical Girls Club
Sasami: Magical Girls Club
Max Steel
Max Steel
Beyond the Boundary
Beyond the Boundary
Death Note
Death Note
No.6
No.6
Total Eclipse
Total Eclipse
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Code: Breaker
Code: Breaker
The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Digimon Fusion
Digimon Fusion
Space Brothers
Space Brothers
Kampfer
Kampfer
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Xamd Lost Memories
Xamd Lost Memories
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
High School Girls
High School Girls
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Nana
Nana
Spice And Wolf
Spice And Wolf
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
Black Bullet
Black Bullet
YuruYuri
YuruYuri
Senran Kagura
Senran Kagura
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time
B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time
Full Metal Alchemist
Full Metal Alchemist
So I Can't Play H
So I Can't Play H
Jinki: Extend
Jinki: Extend
Kenichi
Kenichi
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda
Aquarion
Aquarion
D. Gray-Man
D. Gray-Man
ALDNOAH.ZERO
ALDNOAH.ZERO
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Jormungand
Jormungand
Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Romeo x Juliet
Romeo x Juliet
Blood+
Blood+
Soul Eater Not!
Soul Eater Not!
Dai Shogun
Dai Shogun
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Karneval
Karneval
Chobits
Chobits
Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!
Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
Familiar of Zero:
Familiar of Zero: "Rondo" of Princesses
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Qwaser of Stigmata II
Qwaser of Stigmata II
Astarotte's Toy
Astarotte's Toy
Beck
Beck
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Bleach Movie
Bleach Movie
Street Fighter II: V
Street Fighter II: V
Space Dandy
Space Dandy
Nobunaga the Fool
Nobunaga the Fool
Battle of the Planets
Battle of the Planets
Gugure! Kokkuri-san
Gugure! Kokkuri-san
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Love Stage
Love Stage
Kemeko Deluxe!
Kemeko Deluxe!
Saint Seiya Omega
Saint Seiya Omega
Squid Girl
Squid Girl
REBORN!
REBORN!
Lilpri
Lilpri
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Samurai Girls
Samurai Girls
Inuyasha Eng Dub
Inuyasha Eng Dub
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club! -
Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club! -
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Samurai Warriors
Samurai Warriors
Noragami
Noragami
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
BTOOOM!
BTOOOM!
Zero No Tsukaima
Zero No Tsukaima
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Modern Magic Made Simple
Modern Magic Made Simple