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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Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
High School DxD
High School DxD
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Sekirei
Sekirei
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super
Bleach
Bleach
Black Butler
Black Butler
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
The Spectacular Spider-Man
The Spectacular Spider-Man
One Piece
One Piece
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Diabolik Lovers
Diabolik Lovers
Death Note
Death Note
One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
K
K
Super Gals!
Super Gals!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Kenichi
Kenichi
Overlord
Overlord
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Space Dandy
Space Dandy
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon Crystal
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
Bakemonogatari
Bakemonogatari
My Little Monster
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Blood+
Blood+
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Blade Anime
Blade Anime
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Noragami
Noragami
Initial D
Initial D
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
The Future Diary
The Future Diary
GIRLS und PANZER
GIRLS und PANZER
Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim
Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven's Lost Property
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Maria Watches Over Us
Maria Watches Over Us
Classroom of the Elite
Classroom of the Elite
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Digimon Fusion
Digimon Fusion
Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby
Shiki
Shiki
Blue Spring Ride
Blue Spring Ride
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Rosario Vampire
Rosario Vampire
Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
X-Men Anime Series
X-Men Anime Series
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Transformers
Transformers
Code Geass - Lelouch Of The Rebellion (Eng Dub)
Code Geass - Lelouch Of The Rebellion (Eng Dub)
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2
Mushishi
Mushishi
Toradora!
Toradora!
Prison School
Prison School
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
To Loveru Darkness
To Loveru Darkness
When They Cry
When They Cry
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
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High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too!
Star Blazers
Star Blazers
The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
My Love Story!!
My Love Story!!
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
In Another World with My Smartphone
In Another World with My Smartphone
Sailor Moon S
Sailor Moon S
Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain
Sankarea
Sankarea
Durarara
Durarara
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Blood Blockade Battlefront