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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Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Death Note
Death Note
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
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Dragon Ball
To Loveru
To Loveru
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Soul Eater
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High School DxD
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GIRLS und PANZER
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K
K
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Beyblade: Metal Masters
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Digimon Frontier
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Tokyo Ghoul
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Black Butler
Black Butler
Akame ga Kill
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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
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Maid-sama
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Sword Art Online
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Bleach
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Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
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Spiral
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The Familiar of Zero
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Sekirei
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The Irregular at Magic High School
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Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Beck
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When They Cry
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Vampire Knight
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Your Lie in April
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My Little Monster
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Fullmetal Alchemist
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Shaka Zulu
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Dragon Ball Super
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Rosario Vampire
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Mushishi
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Spice And Wolf
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Demon King Daimao
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BTOOOM!
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The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
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Snow White with the Red Hair
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Fruits Basket
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Hunter X Hunter
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Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Sailor Moon Crystal
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Nisekoi
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Toradora!
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Kenichi
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Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Noragami
Noragami
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Heaven's Lost Property
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Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc
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Black Bullet
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Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Max Steel
Max Steel
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Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
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Assassination Classroom
Prison School
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Save Me! Lollipop
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Chivalry of a Failed Knight
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Hellsing Ultimate
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Digimon Adventure tri.
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Blood Lad
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Berserk
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Transformers
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Digimon Data Squad
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JoJos Bizarre Adventure
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Kim Possible
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Love Stage
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Infinite Stratos
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Junjo Romantica