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
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
High School DxD
High School DxD
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Bleach
Bleach
Black Butler
Black Butler
Sword Art Online II
Sword Art Online II
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Toradora!
Toradora!
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Nisekoi
Nisekoi
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Noragami
Noragami
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Sekirei
Sekirei
Death Note
Death Note
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Love Stage
Love Stage
The Asterisk War
The Asterisk War
Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Samurai Girls
Samurai Girls
Kenichi
Kenichi
Moon Phase
Moon Phase
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Colorful
Colorful
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
Say I Love You
Say I Love You
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
Girls Bravo
Girls Bravo
Nana
Nana
K
K
Black Butler II
Black Butler II
Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
To Loveru
To Loveru
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
XXXHolic
XXXHolic
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Prison School
Prison School
No Game No Life
No Game No Life
Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
X-Men Anime Series
X-Men Anime Series
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
D. Gray-Man
D. Gray-Man
Squid Girl
Squid Girl
WataMote
WataMote
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Trigun
Trigun
Kampfer
Kampfer
GANGSTA.
GANGSTA.
The Spectacular Spider-Man
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Durarara
Durarara
Demon King Daimao
Demon King Daimao
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Mayo Chiki
Mayo Chiki