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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Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Bleach
Bleach
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Naruto
Naruto
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
High School DxD
High School DxD
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Claymore
Claymore
Nana
Nana
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Monsuno
Monsuno
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
To Loveru
To Loveru
Black Butler
Black Butler
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Spider Riders
Spider Riders
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Ai Yori Aoshi
Ai Yori Aoshi
X-Men Evolution
X-Men Evolution
Kaleido Star
Kaleido Star
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Samurai 7
Samurai 7
Jormungand
Jormungand
Michiko to Hatchin
Michiko to Hatchin
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Kenichi
Kenichi
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Sekirei
Sekirei
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Trigun
Trigun
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Kanokon
Kanokon
Blood-C
Blood-C
Space Dandy
Space Dandy
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Shiki
Shiki
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Nobunaga the Fool
Nobunaga the Fool
Martian Successor Nadesico
Martian Successor Nadesico
Beck
Beck
Toradora!
Toradora!
Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
Gungrave
Gungrave
Dragonar Academy
Dragonar Academy
K
K
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
X-Men Anime Series
X-Men Anime Series
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Digimon Frontier
Digimon Frontier
ALDNOAH.ZERO
ALDNOAH.ZERO
Noragami
Noragami
Hellsing
Hellsing
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Chi's Sweet Home
Chi's Sweet Home
Durarara
Durarara
Karneval
Karneval