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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Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
High School DxD
High School DxD
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Bleach
Bleach
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Black Butler
Black Butler
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Toradora!
Toradora!
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
To Loveru
To Loveru
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Noragami
Noragami
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Death Note
Death Note
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Kenichi
Kenichi
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Sekirei
Sekirei
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Mayo Chiki
Mayo Chiki
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Love Stage
Love Stage
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Kampfer
Kampfer
The Asterisk War
The Asterisk War
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Nana
Nana
Durarara
Durarara
Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation
Junjo Romantica
Junjo Romantica
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
To Loveru Darkness
To Loveru Darkness
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Blood Lad
Blood Lad
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too!
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too!
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Hetalia: World Series
Hetalia: World Series
Claymore
Claymore
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
K
K
Blood-C
Blood-C
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
WataMote
WataMote
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Transformers
Transformers
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Prison School
Prison School
Initial D
Initial D
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Wolf Girl & Black Prince