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