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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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Naruto
Naruto
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Bleach
Bleach
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Monsuno
Monsuno
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
High School DxD
High School DxD
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Magi
Magi
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Kenichi
Kenichi
Claymore
Claymore
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Toradora!
Toradora!
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Black Butler
Black Butler
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Kemeko Deluxe!
Kemeko Deluxe!
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Winx Club
Winx Club
Digimon Frontier
Digimon Frontier
WataMote
WataMote
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
To Loveru
To Loveru
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Nana
Nana
The Wallflower
The Wallflower
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
BlazBlue: Alter Memory
BlazBlue: Alter Memory
Trigun
Trigun
Blood-C
Blood-C
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
ALDNOAH.ZERO
ALDNOAH.ZERO
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Air Gear
Air Gear
Hetalia: World Series
Hetalia: World Series
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons
Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Cardfight!! Vanguard
K
K
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Kanokon
Kanokon
Accel World
Accel World
Shakugan No Shana
Shakugan No Shana
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Absolute Duo
Absolute Duo
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
World Trigger
World Trigger
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Love Live! School Idol Project
Love Live! School Idol Project
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Black Bullet
Black Bullet
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
XXXHolic
XXXHolic
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekirei
Sekirei
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Qwaser of Stigmata
Qwaser of Stigmata
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Senran Kagura
Senran Kagura
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Akagi
Akagi
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
No.6
No.6
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
BTOOOM!
BTOOOM!
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
Noein
Noein
Girls Bravo
Girls Bravo
Kampfer
Kampfer
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
Beyond the Boundary
Beyond the Boundary
Soul Eater Not!
Soul Eater Not!
Samurai 7
Samurai 7
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Space Brothers
Space Brothers
Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Love Stage
Love Stage
Death Note
Death Note
Black Cat
Black Cat
Chi's Sweet Home
Chi's Sweet Home
Valvrave the Liberator
Valvrave the Liberator
Gasaraki
Gasaraki
D-Fragments
D-Fragments
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Chobits
Chobits
Full Metal Alchemist
Full Metal Alchemist
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Madoka Magica
Madoka Magica
So I Can't Play H
So I Can't Play H
Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Tari Tari
Tari Tari
Kokoro Connect
Kokoro Connect
Nagi no Asukara
Nagi no Asukara
Magical Warfare
Magical Warfare
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-
Rental Magica
Rental Magica
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Requiem From The Darkness
Requiem From The Darkness
Kotoura-San
Kotoura-San
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Riddle Story of Devil
Riddle Story of Devil
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
Karneval
Karneval
MM!
MM!
Nanana's Buried Treasure
Nanana's Buried Treasure
Death Parade
Death Parade
Detroit Metal City
Detroit Metal City
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Maoyu
Maoyu
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Unbreakable Machine-Doll
Unbreakable Machine-Doll
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Max Steel
Max Steel
Red Garden
Red Garden
Squid Girl
Squid Girl
Lupin The Third Part III
Lupin The Third Part III
Dragonar Academy
Dragonar Academy
Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club! -
Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club! -
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Shuffle!
Shuffle!
Red Data Girl
Red Data Girl
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Nabari No Ou
Nabari No Ou
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Tytania
Tytania
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Persona 4 The Animation
Persona 4 The Animation
Another
Another
YuruYuri
YuruYuri
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Henneko: Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
Henneko: Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
Wandering Son
Wandering Son
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
No Game No Life
No Game No Life
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Flag!
Flag!
Hayate no Gotoku
Hayate no Gotoku
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai
Baki The Grappler
Baki The Grappler
Beck
Beck
D. Gray-Man
D. Gray-Man
Witchblade: The Animated Series
Witchblade: The Animated Series
Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
Demon King Daimao
Demon King Daimao
The Knight in the Area
The Knight in the Area
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Maria the Virgin Witch
Maria the Virgin Witch