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
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Bleach
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Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Dragon Ball
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Tokyo Ghoul
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High School DxD
High School DxD
Shugo Chara!
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Hetalia: Axis Powers
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Dragon Ball Z Kai
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Sailor Moon
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Diabolik Lovers
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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Ranma 1/2
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Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
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Nana
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Kamisama Kiss
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Sailor Moon Crystal
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Fruits Basket
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Hunter X Hunter
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Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Kenichi
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Kim Possible
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Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Soul Eater
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Monsuno
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Death Note
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Say I Love You
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Vampire Knight
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High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
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Rosario Vampire
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Uta no Prince Sama
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To Loveru
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Spirited Away
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Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
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Inuyasha - The Final Act
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Aquarion
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Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
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The Irregular at Magic High School
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Akame ga Kill
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Pandora Hearts
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Shaka Zulu
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Black Butler: Book of Circus
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My Neighbor Totoro
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Ouran High School Host Club
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Blood Lad
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Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
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Kaze No Stigma
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Trinity Blood
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K
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Star Blazers
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Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
My Little Monster
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Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Ixion Saga DT
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Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
Sgt. Frog
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Brothers Conflict
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Hetalia: World Series
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Blue Exorcist
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To Loveru Darkness
To Loveru Darkness
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
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Kamigami no Asobi
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Campione
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Soul Eater Not!
Soul Eater Not!
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Kanokon
Kanokon
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Magician's Academy
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WataMote
WataMote
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Wolf Children
Wolf Children
Saint Seiya
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Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Samurai 7
Samurai 7
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Chi's Sweet Home
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My Bride is a Mermaid
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Black Butler
Black Butler
Level E
Level E
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Utano Princesama Revolutions
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Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Samurai Girls
Samurai Girls
Another
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Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Love Stage
Love Stage
Gunslinger Stratos
Gunslinger Stratos