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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
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
High School DxD
High School DxD
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Naruto
Naruto
Bleach
Bleach
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Toradora!
Toradora!
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Air Gear
Air Gear
A Certain Scientific Railgun
A Certain Scientific Railgun
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Shakugan No Shana
Shakugan No Shana
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Winx Club
Winx Club
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
K
K
Shiki
Shiki
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Magi
Magi
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Kanokon
Kanokon
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Death Note
Death Note
The Wallflower
The Wallflower
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
Senran Kagura
Senran Kagura
Kenichi
Kenichi
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Astarotte's Toy
Astarotte's Toy
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Digimon Frontier
Digimon Frontier
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
X
X
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Monsuno
Monsuno
X-Men Anime Series
X-Men Anime Series
Hellsing
Hellsing
Black Butler
Black Butler
Demon King Daimao
Demon King Daimao
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Kiddy GiRL-AND
Kiddy GiRL-AND
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
To Loveru
To Loveru
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
OniAi
OniAi
Casshern Sins
Casshern Sins
Sekirei
Sekirei
XXXHolic
XXXHolic
Otome Yokai Zakuro
Otome Yokai Zakuro
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Inazuma Eleven (Espanol)
Inazuma Eleven (Espanol)
Oreimo
Oreimo
Dragonar Academy
Dragonar Academy
Negima! Magister Negi Magi
Negima! Magister Negi Magi
Full Metal Panic!
Full Metal Panic!
Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky
Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2