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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
Bleach
Bleach
Naruto
Naruto
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
High School DxD
High School DxD
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
K
K
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
To Loveru
To Loveru
Teen Titans
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Space Dandy
Space Dandy
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Shakugan No Shana
Shakugan No Shana
Samurai Champloo
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Blood Lad
Blood Lad
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Winx Club
Winx Club
Blood-C
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Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Terror in Resonance
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Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Junjou Romantica
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Another
Another
ALDNOAH.ZERO
ALDNOAH.ZERO
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
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Angel Beats!
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Ai Yori Aoshi
Ai Yori Aoshi
Say I Love You
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Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Soul Eater Not!
Soul Eater Not!
Indian Summer (2009)
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The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Magi
Magi
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Monsuno
Monsuno
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
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Air Gear
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Persona 4 The Animation
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Kanokon
Kanokon
Death Note
Death Note
Toradora!
Toradora!
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy
Black Bullet
Black Bullet
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Hanasaku Iroha
Hanasaku Iroha
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Claymore
Claymore
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Kim Possible
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Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Nisekoi
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Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Last Exile
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Mushishi
Mushishi
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
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Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky
Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Please Teacher
Please Teacher
Hellsing
Hellsing
Karneval
Karneval
A Channel
A Channel
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Senran Kagura
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