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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Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Death Note
Death Note
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
High School DxD
High School DxD
Akame ga Kill
Teen Titans
GIRLS und PANZER
Spice And Wolf
Bakemonogatari
Maid-sama
Code Geass - Lelouch Of The Rebellion (Eng Dub)
One Piece
Black Butler
Sword Art Online
Parasyte: The Maxim
To Loveru
Ouran High School Host Club
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Zatch Bell!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
High School of the Dead
Spider-Man (2003)
Kill la Kill
Sailor Moon
Snow White with the Red Hair
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Log Horizon
Demon King Daimao
Black Bullet
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl)
Diabolik Lovers
Bleach
Sword Art Online II
The Spectacular Spider-Man
The Irregular at Magic High School
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
K
Beck
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Digimon Frontier
Sailor Moon Crystal
Hunter X Hunter
Fullmetal Alchemist
Rosario Vampire
Kamisama Kiss
Vampire Knight
Sekirei
Assassination Classroom
Haikyu!!
Mayo Chiki
Yu Yu Hakusho
Hunter X Hunter
Kuroko's Basketball
Slam Dunk
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Nisekoi
No Game No Life
Special A
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Mushishi
Accel World
Your Lie in April
The Legend of Zelda
The Future Diary
Say I Love You
Samurai Champloo
My Little Monster
Kenichi
Heaven's Lost Property
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Deadman Wonderland
Shugo Chara!
Shaka Zulu
Hellsing Ultimate
Attack on Titan: Junior High
Uta no Prince Sama
Black Butler II
Skip Beat!
Chaika the Coffin Princess
Love Stage
Chivalry of a Failed Knight
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls