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
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
High School DxD
High School DxD
Bakemonogatari
Bakemonogatari
Death Note
Death Note
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Psychic Academy
Psychic Academy
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Elfen Lied
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Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
One Piece
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Zatch Bell!
Toradora!
Toradora!
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Bleach
Bleach
Sekirei
Teen Titans
Sailor Moon
Kim Possible
Darker Than BLACK
Saint Seiya
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Black Butler
Himouto! Umaru-chan
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Digimon: Digital Monsters
Sword Art Online
Diabolik Lovers
One-Punch Man
The Legend of Korra
Snow White with the Red Hair
Spice And Wolf
School Days
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Gate
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Sailor Moon Crystal
Your Lie in April
Parasyte: The Maxim
Kamisama Kiss
Hunter X Hunter
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Devilman Crybaby
The Spectacular Spider-Man
No Game No Life
Log Horizon
Fruits Basket
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Slam Dunk
The Irregular at Magic High School
Overlord
Fullmetal Alchemist
Rosario Vampire
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Shugo Chara!
Kamigami no Asobi
Yu Yu Hakusho
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Star Blazers
Samurai Champloo
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
High School of the Dead
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Black Lagoon
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Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
Assassination Classroom
Initial D
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WataMote
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Uta no Prince Sama
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Kenichi
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Noragami
Steins;Gate
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To Loveru Darkness
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