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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Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Death Note
Death Note
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
To Loveru
To Loveru
Saint Seiya
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High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
High School DxD
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Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
K
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GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Teen Titans
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Sailor Moon
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Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Spiral
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When They Cry
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Tokyo Ghoul
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Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Black Butler
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Akame ga Kill
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Ouran High School Host Club
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The Familiar of Zero
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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
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No Game No Life
No Game No Life
Sword Art Online
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Hunter X Hunter
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Bleach
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Parasyte: The Maxim
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Beck
Beck
Digimon Frontier
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The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Blood+
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Demon King Daimao
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Sword Art Online II
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Your Lie in April
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Maid-sama
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The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Fruits Basket
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My Little Monster
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Sekirei
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Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Dragon Ball Super
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Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
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Fullmetal Alchemist
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Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair
Haikyu!!
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Shugo Chara!
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Noragami
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Slam Dunk
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Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Kenichi
Kenichi
Mushishi
Mushishi
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Accel World
Accel World
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Spice And Wolf
Spice And Wolf
Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc
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Space Dandy
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Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Kampfer
Kampfer
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Save Me! Lollipop
Save Me! Lollipop
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
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Prison School
Prison School
Hellsing Ultimate
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Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Berserk
Berserk
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Brothers Conflict
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Junjo Romantica
Junjo Romantica
Max Steel
Max Steel
Magi
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Ranma 1/2
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Love Stage
Love Stage
Assassination Classroom
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Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Transformers
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Digimon Data Squad
Digimon Data Squad
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
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JoJos Bizarre Adventure
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So I Can't Play H
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