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!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Death Note
Death Note
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Darker Than BLACK
Darker Than BLACK
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Toradora!
Toradora!
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Spice And Wolf
Spice And Wolf
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero
Kill la Kill
Teen Titans
Black Butler
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Beyblade Metal Fusion
Tokyo Ghoul
Digimon Frontier
Tenjho Tenge
Fullmetal Alchemist
Sailor Moon
No Game No Life
Bleach
Log Horizon
She-Ra: Princess of Power
Sekirei
One Piece
High School DxD
High School of the Dead
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GIRLS und PANZER
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The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
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Snow White with the Red Hair
Slam Dunk
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Sword Art Online
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Sailor Moon Crystal
Code Geass - Lelouch Of The Rebellion (Eng Dub)
Beck
To Loveru
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Blood Lad
Assassination Classroom
Hunter X Hunter
The Irregular at Magic High School
Noragami
Kim Possible
Deadman Wonderland
Digimon Data Squad
Your Lie in April
Say I Love You
Sword Art Online II
Shaka Zulu
Yu Yu Hakusho
Fruits Basket
Guilty Crown
Junjou Romantica
Samurai Champloo
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Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Digimon Adventure tri.
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Nisekoi
To Love ru Darkness
Zero No Tsukaima
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The Heroic Legend of Arslan
World Trigger
Sankarea
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Angel Beats!
Air Gear
Shiki
Brave 10
Junjo Romantica
Heaven's Lost Property