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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
High School DxD
High School DxD
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Bleach
Bleach
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Naruto
Naruto
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
The Wallflower
The Wallflower
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Toradora!
Toradora!
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Shin chan
Shin chan
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Dragonar Academy
Dragonar Academy
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
So I Can't Play H
So I Can't Play H
Kenichi
Kenichi
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Magical Warfare
Magical Warfare
Air Gear
Air Gear
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Black Bullet
Black Bullet
Death Note
Death Note
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Winx Club
Winx Club
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
Sekirei
Sekirei
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Gintama
Gintama
Campione
Campione
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Kanokon
Kanokon
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Black Butler
Black Butler
Noragami
Noragami
K
K
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
Blood Lad
Blood Lad
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
To Loveru
To Loveru
Romeo x Juliet
Romeo x Juliet
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Nobunaga the Fool
Nobunaga the Fool
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Captain Harlock
Captain Harlock
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Nana
Nana
Hellsing
Hellsing
Amnesia (Anime)
Amnesia (Anime)
A Certain Scientific Railgun
A Certain Scientific Railgun
Red Data Girl
Red Data Girl
Spice And Wolf
Spice And Wolf
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
XXXHolic
XXXHolic
Henneko: Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
Henneko: Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
No Game No Life
No Game No Life