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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Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Death Note
Death Note
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Toradora!
Toradora!
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Black Butler
Black Butler
High School DxD
High School DxD
One Piece
One Piece
One-Punch Man
Diabolik Lovers
Saint Seiya
No Game No Life
Beck
Snow White with the Red Hair
Sailor Moon Crystal
Squid Girl
Assassination Classroom
Hunter X Hunter
Zatch Bell!
Tenjho Tenge
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Log Horizon
Beyblade: Metal Masters
The World God Only Knows
My Little Monster
The Irregular at Magic High School
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Sword Art Online II
Bleach
Parasyte: The Maxim
Akame ga Kill
Sekirei
Kim Possible
High School of the Dead
Kill la Kill
Fullmetal Alchemist
The Asterisk War
Slam Dunk
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Junjou Romantica
Soul Eater
Zero No Tsukaima
GIRLS und PANZER
The Future Diary
Digimon Data Squad
Hunter X Hunter
Shugo Chara!
Ghost Stories
Berserk
Psycho-Pass
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Your Lie in April
Bakemonogatari
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Digimon Fusion
Shigurui: Death Frenzy
Haikyu!!
Buso Renkin
Danganronpa: The Animation
X-Men Anime Series
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
Digimon Adventure tri.
Maken-ki
Love Stage
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Star Blazers
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Infinite Stratos
The Fruit of Grisaia
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Shuffle!
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Ragnarok
Shaun the Sheep
Digimon Frontier
Digimon: Digital Monsters
Shiki
Black Lagoon
Ping Pong: The Animation
Heaven's Lost Property
Code Geass - Lelouch Of The Rebellion (Eng Dub)
Actually, I am...
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Gakuen Alice
Blood Lad
Gantz
Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!
Kuroko's Basketball