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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Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto
Naruto
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
High School DxD
High School DxD
Bleach
Bleach
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Black Butler
Black Butler
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Noragami
Noragami
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Nana
Nana
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
ALDNOAH.ZERO
ALDNOAH.ZERO
Death Note
Death Note
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Samurai Girls
Samurai Girls
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Love Stage
Love Stage
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Wolf Children
Wolf Children
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Prison School
Prison School
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Blood-C
Blood-C
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Claymore
Claymore
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Toradora!
Toradora!
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Initial D
Initial D
Max Steel
Max Steel
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Sekirei
Sekirei
Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
The Live Show
The Live Show
Digimon Fusion
Digimon Fusion
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai
D. Gray-Man
D. Gray-Man
Kenichi
Kenichi
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
REBORN!
REBORN!
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Kampfer
Kampfer
K
K
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Blade & Soul
Blade & Soul
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Attack on Titan: Junior High
Attack on Titan: Junior High
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Magi
Magi
Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!
Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!