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
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
High School DxD
High School DxD
Black Butler
Black Butler
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Bleach
Bleach
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Death Note
Death Note
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Toradora!
Toradora!
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
To Loveru
To Loveru
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Noragami
Noragami
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Sekirei
Sekirei
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Berserk
Berserk
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Nana
Nana
Kenichi
Kenichi
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too!
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too!
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
To Loveru Darkness
To Loveru Darkness
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Junjo Romantica
Junjo Romantica
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Kampfer
Kampfer
Ikki Tousen
Ikki Tousen
WataMote
WataMote
Mayo Chiki
Mayo Chiki
Digimon Fusion
Digimon Fusion
Transformers
Transformers
DRAMAtical Murder
DRAMAtical Murder
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Love Stage
Love Stage
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
K
K
The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero
The Asterisk War
The Asterisk War
Squid Girl
Squid Girl
Digimon Data Squad
Digimon Data Squad
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Another
Another
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Blade Dance of the Elementalers
Blade Dance of the Elementalers
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
XXXHolic
XXXHolic
Max Steel
Max Steel
Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Blood Lad
Blood Lad
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai
Initial D
Initial D