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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
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
High School DxD
High School DxD
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto
Naruto
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Bleach
Bleach
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Dragon Ball
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Dragon Ball Z Kai
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Sailor Moon
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The Irregular at Magic High Scho
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Winx Club
Winx Club
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Hellsing Ultimate
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Toradora!
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Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Nisekoi
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Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Air Gear
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Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Saint Seiya Omega
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Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Kamigami no Asobi
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Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
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Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Shakugan No Shana
Shakugan No Shana
OniAi
OniAi
Tenchi Universe
Tenchi Universe
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Senran Kagura
Senran Kagura
Kenichi
Kenichi
Space Dandy
Space Dandy
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Colorful (TV)
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Guilty Crown
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Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Black Butler
Black Butler
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
Hellsing
Hellsing
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Magical Warfare
Magical Warfare
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Durarara
Durarara
Shiki
Shiki
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Amnesia (Anime)
Amnesia (Anime)
Karneval
Karneval
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino
Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino
Blood-C
Blood-C
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
BTOOOM!
BTOOOM!
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Zero No Tsukaima
Zero No Tsukaima
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Blood+
Blood+
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Texhnolyze
Texhnolyze
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
X-Men Evolution
X-Men Evolution
K
K
Astarotte's Toy
Astarotte's Toy
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
Death Note
Death Note
Negima! Magister Negi Magi
Negima! Magister Negi Magi
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation
Digimon Frontier
Digimon Frontier
Blood Lad
Blood Lad