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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Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
High School DxD
High School DxD
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Aggretsuko
Aggretsuko
Sekirei
Sekirei
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Black Butler
Black Butler
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
One Piece
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Dragon Ball Super
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One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man
Sword Art Online
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Diabolik Lovers
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Kim Possible
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Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin
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Bleach
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Sailor Moon
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Soul Eater
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Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Vampire Knight
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Kenichi
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Love Stage
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Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Toradora!
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Death Note
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Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Rosario Vampire
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The Spectacular Spider-Man
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Parasyte: The Maxim
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Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
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Zatch Bell!
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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
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Himouto! Umaru-chan
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Saint Seiya
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Beyblade Metal Fusion
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Yu Yu Hakusho
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Transformers
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Mushibugyo
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JoJos Bizarre Adventure
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Digimon Adventure tri.
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The Future Diary
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Samurai Champloo
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Uta no Prince Sama
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Nisekoi
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Fruits Basket
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WataMote
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Infinite Stratos
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Bakemonogatari
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
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Deadman Wonderland
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To Loveru
To Loveru
Beyblade: Metal Masters
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My Little Monster
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Squid Girl
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Digimon: Digital Monsters
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Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
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Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
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DRAMAtical Murder
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Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
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Heaven's Lost Property
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Noragami
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Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair
Maken-ki
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Say I Love You
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Kamigami no Asobi
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Kinos Journey
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Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Chivalry of a Failed Knight
Chivalry of a Failed Knight
Kampfer
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The Familiar of Zero
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When They Cry
When They Cry
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-
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Akame ga Kill
Akame ga Kill
Berserk
Berserk
The Legend of Zelda
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Trigun
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Your Lie in April
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Sungkyunkwan Scandal
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X-Men Anime Series
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Devil May Cry
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Star Blazers
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Full Metal Panic!
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Mushishi
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The Heroic Legend of Arslan
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Spice And Wolf
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Death Parade
Death Parade
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown
Maoyu
Maoyu