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
Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Death Note
Death Note
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
High School DxD
High School DxD
Bakemonogatari
Bakemonogatari
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
One Piece
One Piece
Psychic Academy
Psychic Academy
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man
Bleach
Bleach
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Black Butler
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Digimon: Digital Monsters
School Days
Diabolik Lovers
Himouto! Umaru-chan
Darker Than BLACK
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Teen Titans
Spice And Wolf
Saint Seiya
Sekirei
The Legend of Korra
Snow White with the Red Hair
Sailor Moon
The Legend of Zelda
Monster
Toradora!
Fruits Basket
Rosario Vampire
Parasyte: The Maxim
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Kamisama Kiss
Devilman Crybaby
Sailor Moon Crystal
Log Horizon
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
No Game No Life
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Code Geass - Lelouch Of The Rebellion (Eng Dub)
Demon King Daimao
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Kim Possible
Your Lie in April
Kuroko's Basketball
Overlord
Uta no Prince Sama
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Assassination Classroom
Hunter X Hunter
Hellsing Ultimate
JoJos Bizarre Adventure
Slam Dunk
Kamigami no Asobi
Skip Beat!
Fullmetal Alchemist
Shugo Chara!
Digimon Adventure tri.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Black Lagoon
Yu Yu Hakusho
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
Shiki
Samurai Champloo
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
The Irregular at Magic High School
To Loveru Darkness
Heaven's Lost Property
Ranma 1/2
D. Gray-Man
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons
WataMote
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Angel Beats!
The Live Show
Akame ga Kill
Kill la Kill
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Kenichi
Bungo Stray Dogs
Prison School
Guilty Crown
DRAMAtical Murder
The Future Diary
Brothers Conflict
Star Blazers
GIRLS und PANZER