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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
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
High School DxD
High School DxD
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Naruto
Naruto
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Bleach
Bleach
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Shakugan No Shana
Shakugan No Shana
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Kenichi
Kenichi
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
Toradora!
Toradora!
So I Can't Play H
So I Can't Play H
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Black Butler
Black Butler
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Heroic Age
Heroic Age
Hanasakeru Seishonen
Hanasakeru Seishonen
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Magical Warfare
Magical Warfare
Aria: The Scarlet Ammo
Aria: The Scarlet Ammo
Beelzebub
Beelzebub
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Kanokon
Kanokon
Strike Witches
Strike Witches
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Shin chan
Shin chan
The Wallflower
The Wallflower
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Karneval
Karneval
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos
Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos
Blood-C
Blood-C
Senran Kagura
Senran Kagura
Medaka Box
Medaka Box
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Magi
Magi
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Noragami
Noragami
Trigun
Trigun
Saint Seiya Omega
Saint Seiya Omega
REBORN!
REBORN!
Death Note
Death Note
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Birdy The Mighty DECODE
Birdy The Mighty DECODE
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Upotte!
Upotte!
Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Cinderella Man
Cinderella Man
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Mirage Of Blaze
Mirage Of Blaze
Chobits
Chobits
Omamori Himari
Omamori Himari
Witchblade: The Animated Series
Witchblade: The Animated Series
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Oreshura
Oreshura
Winx Club
Winx Club
X-Men Evolution
X-Men Evolution
Brave 10
Brave 10