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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One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super
Death Note
Death Note
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Beck
Beck
Toradora!
Toradora!
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
High School of the Dead
Bakemonogatari
Tokyo Ghoul
The Legend of Korra
One Piece
High School DxD
Black Butler
Diabolik Lovers
Zatch Bell!
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Bleach
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Code Geass - Lelouch Of The Rebellion (Eng Dub)
No Game No Life
Snow White with the Red Hair
Sword Art Online
Hunter X Hunter
Junjou Romantica
My Little Monster
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
Sword Art Online II
GIRLS und PANZER
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Blood+
The Familiar of Zero
The Legend of Zelda
K
His And Her Circumstances
To the Ends of the Earth
Tenjho Tenge
Transformers
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Fullmetal Alchemist
Sailor Moon Crystal
Kill la Kill
Rosario Vampire
Haikyu!!
Prison School
Fruits Basket
Digimon Data Squad
Digimon Adventure tri.
Star Blazers
Slam Dunk
No.6
Love Stage
Zero No Tsukaima
Ranma 1/2
Kamisama Kiss
Heaven's Lost Property
Yu Yu Hakusho
Shugo Chara!
A Dark Rabbit has Seven Lives
Digimon: Digital Monsters
The Irregular at Magic High School
Assassination Classroom
Maken-ki
Kim Possible
The Asterisk War
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Ragnarok
Say I Love You
Deadman Wonderland
Your Lie in April
Noragami
Black Lagoon
Oreimo
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Gakuen Alice
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Berserk
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Shaun the Sheep
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
The World Is Still Beautiful
Oreshura
Psycho-Pass
Uta no Prince Sama
X-Men Anime Series
Kamigami no Asobi