Anime is a type of Japanese animation/art style that is very popular in Japan, the USA, the UK, and many other places. The word "anime" is the Japanese abbreviation pronunciation of the word "animation".

Anime began in the early 20th Century. At the time, Japanese filmmakers experimented with animation techniques that combined with the drawing styles they had and ones that came from other nations such as France, America, Germany, and Russia. The oldest known anime in existence first screened in 1928 – a two-minute clip of a cheesy Samurai scene (you can see it below in black and white). Over time, anime evolved and became a lot more detailed, graphic, and colorful. It became so popular that it has spread to the rest of the world like wildfire, starting in the mid 1980s.

Demographics include Shonen, Shojo, Seinen, Josei, etc.

Genres include Ecchi, Harem, Hentai, Yuri, Shojo Ai, Yaoi, Shonen Ai, Magical Girls/Boys, Mecha, etc.



A Brief History of Anime in Western Culture

A partial explanation on the origins of anime


Top 50 Anime Openings ft. Raizenevil

An important facet of anime is it's theme songs.

See also

Examples of Anime

  • Negima
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Ergo Proxy
  • Dragonball/Z/GT
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  • Naruto
  • Gundam (all series)
  • Code Geass
  • Inuyasha
  • One Piece
  • Shaman King
  • K-On!
  • Lucky Star
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes
  • Macross
  • Space Battleship Yamato
  • Cyborg 009
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Pokémon
  • Bleach
  • Death Note
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Planetes
  • Sailor Moon
  • Chobits
  • Azumanga Daioh
  • Read or Die (yes, there is an anime by that name)
  • Yu-gi-oh
  • Zatch Bell
  • Vandread
  • Zoids
  • Robotech
  • Rave Master
  • Rozen Maiden
  • Black Lagoon. *
  • Soul Eater
  • darker than black
  • Gintama
  • and many more...


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Dragon Ball Z

Negi Springfield & Kotaro Inugami

Chao VS Negi


Blue Exorcist


K-Project (cast)

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