Anime TV Shows

X
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.

About This Genre
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
High School DxD
High School DxD
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden
Bleach
Bleach
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Naruto
Naruto
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Shin chan
Shin chan
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Toradora!
Toradora!
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
The Wallflower
The Wallflower
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
The Irregular at Magic High Scho
Air Gear
Air Gear
Kenichi
Kenichi
So I Can't Play H
So I Can't Play H
Magical Warfare
Magical Warfare
Dragonar Academy
Dragonar Academy
Black Bullet
Black Bullet
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Death Note
Death Note
Initial D
Initial D
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Winx Club
Winx Club
K
K
Hellsing
Hellsing
Noragami
Noragami
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Gintama
Gintama
Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Kanokon
Kanokon
Sekirei
Sekirei
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Pandora Hearts
Pandora Hearts
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Astarotte's Toy
Astarotte's Toy
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Black Butler
Black Butler
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
To Loveru
To Loveru
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Soul Eater Not!
Soul Eater Not!
Nobunaga the Fool
Nobunaga the Fool
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Nana
Nana
Captain Harlock
Captain Harlock
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Campione
Campione
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Romeo x Juliet
Romeo x Juliet
Spice And Wolf
Spice And Wolf
Amnesia (Anime)
Amnesia (Anime)
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Karneval
Karneval
Sunday Without God
Sunday Without God