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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Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
High School DxD
High School DxD
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Black Butler
Black Butler
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Bleach
Bleach
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Death Note
Death Note
Sekirei
Sekirei
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Beck
Beck
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Digimon Adventure tri.
Digimon Adventure tri.
Full Metal Alchemist
Full Metal Alchemist
Charlotte
Charlotte
Noragami
Noragami
Nana
Nana
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Demon King Daimao
Demon King Daimao
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Berserk
Berserk
OniAi
OniAi
Ikki Tousen
Ikki Tousen
Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
D. Gray-Man
D. Gray-Man
Love Stage
Love Stage
Kenichi
Kenichi
Transformers
Transformers
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Mayo Chiki
Mayo Chiki
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too!
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too!
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Digimon Frontier
Digimon Frontier
Another
Another
Spiral
Spiral
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
XXXHolic
XXXHolic
Magi
Magi
Strawberry Panic!
Strawberry Panic!
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Maria Watches Over Us
Maria Watches Over Us
Attack on Titan: Junior High
Attack on Titan: Junior High
Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
To Loveru Darkness
To Loveru Darkness
Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
DRAMAtical Murder
DRAMAtical Murder
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Toradora!
Toradora!
Gugure! Kokkuri-san
Gugure! Kokkuri-san
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Prison School
Prison School