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
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Kuroko's Basketball
Kuroko's Basketball
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
High School DxD
High School DxD
Bleach
Bleach
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Blade & Soul
Blade & Soul
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Noragami
Noragami
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Black Butler
Black Butler
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Indian Summer (2009)
Indian Summer (2009)
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Nana
Nana
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
ALDNOAH.ZERO
ALDNOAH.ZERO
Colorful (TV)
Colorful (TV)
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Love Stage
Love Stage
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
Samurai Girls
Samurai Girls
Student Council's Discretion
Student Council's Discretion
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Prison School
Prison School
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Death Note
Death Note
Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Max Steel
Max Steel
Prince Planet
Prince Planet
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Kampfer
Kampfer
Sekirei
Sekirei
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
The Live Show
The Live Show
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Tokyo ESP
Tokyo ESP
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Wolf Children
Wolf Children
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Claymore
Claymore
Kenichi
Kenichi
Toradora!
Toradora!
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Fairy Tail, The Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Air Gear
Air Gear
D. Gray-Man
D. Gray-Man
Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
Sgt. Frog
Sgt. Frog
REBORN!
REBORN!
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Monsuno
Monsuno