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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Psychic Academy
Psychic Academy
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Death Note
Death Note
Digimon: Digital Monsters
Digimon: Digital Monsters
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
High School DxD
High School DxD
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Toradora!
Toradora!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Himouto! Umaru-chan
Himouto! Umaru-chan
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Black Butler
One-Punch Man
One Piece
Sailor Moon
The Legend of Zelda
Diabolik Lovers
Blood+
Zatch Bell!
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Sailor Moon Crystal
Ragnarok
Slam Dunk
No Game No Life
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Darker Than BLACK
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Bleach
Parasyte: The Maxim
Hunter X Hunter
Sekirei
School Days
Code Geass - Lelouch Of The Rebellion (Eng Dub)
GIRLS und PANZER
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
The Irregular at Magic High School
Shaka Zulu
Snow White with the Red Hair
Sword Art Online
Kim Possible
Squid Girl
Samurai Champloo
Baccano!
Elfen Lied
Demon King Daimao
Bakemonogatari
Log Horizon
Gate
Orphen Revenge
Strawberry Panic!
Tenjho Tenge
Fruits Basket
Soul Eater
WataMote
Danganronpa: The Animation
Angel Beats!
Kamigami no Asobi
Another
Guilty Crown
Akame ga Kill
Kill la Kill
Haikyu!!
Persona 4 The Animation
Violet Evergarden
Attack on Titan: Junior High
Love Live! School Idol Project
Prison School
Noragami
The World Is Still Beautiful
My Little Monster
Rosario Vampire
Asatte No Houkou
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Kamisama Kiss
When They Cry
Blade & Soul
The Future Diary
Kampfer
Blade Dance of the Elementalers
The Familiar of Zero
Initial D
Overlord
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Junjo Romantica
Blue Spring Ride
Hellsing
Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)
Fullmetal Alchemist
Blade Anime
Mayo Chiki
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