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
Naruto
Naruto
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Bleach
Bleach
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
High School DxD
High School DxD
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball Z Kai
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Hetalia: Axis Powers
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Sailor Moon
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Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
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Shugo Chara!
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Kamisama Kiss
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Monsuno
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Fruits Basket
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Kim Possible
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Kenichi
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Sailor Moon Crystal
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Air Gear
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Kill la Kill
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Diabolik Lovers
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Nana
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Psycho-Pass
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Death Note
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Soul Eater
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Shaka Zulu
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The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Aquarion
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The Irregular at Magic High School
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ALDNOAH.ZERO
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Hunter X Hunter
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Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
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Inuyasha - The Final Act
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
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To Loveru
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
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Ranma 1/2
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Akame ga Kill
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Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Junjou Romantica
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Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Battle of the Planets
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High School of the Dead
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Say I Love You
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Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Star Blazers
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Ixion Saga DT
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Saint Seiya
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Assassination Classroom
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Chi's Sweet Home
Chi's Sweet Home
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Valvrave the Liberator
Valvrave the Liberator
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Love Stage
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Campione
Campione
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To Loveru Darkness
Hellsing
Hellsing
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Black Butler: Book of Circus
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Magic Knight Rayearth
Magic Knight Rayearth
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Squid Girl
Squid Girl
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Blue Gender
Blue Gender
My Neighbor Totoro
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
El Cazador de la Bruja
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Magi
Magi
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
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Tokyo Ravens
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Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!
Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
Samurai Girls
Samurai Girls
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Hellsing Ultimate
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Henneko: Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
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Uta no Prince Sama
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Kamigami no Asobi
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
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Level E
Magician's Academy
Magician's Academy
Hyperdimension Neptunia
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Parasyte: The Maxim
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Samurai 7