Anime Resources

Anime is the abbreviated pronunciation of Japanese “animation.” The word is used to refer to animation that comes out of Japan. Although there is some debate as to what exactly constitutes “anime.”

The first Japanese anime was completed in 1917. It was a two-minute short that showed a samurai testing his sword. Once Walt Disney made his great success, his work heavily influenced the Japanese anime. In the 1970’s manga grew in popularity which made the anime industry grow as well as many of the popular manga were turned into anime. This trend has continued ever since.

Books About Anime
Brenner, Robin E. Understanding Manga and Anime. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Clements, Jonathan, and Helen Mccarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917, Revised and Expanded Edition. Revised and Expanded ed. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 2006.

Galbraith, Patrick W. The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insiders Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan. New York: Kodansha International, 2009.

Guides, Rough, and Simon Richmond. The Rough Guide to Anime 1 (Rough Guide Reference). London: Rough Guides, 2009.

Kelts, Roland. Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.. First Edition ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Napier, Susan J. Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle, Updated Edition: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation. Revised and Updated ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Anime Distributors
Bandai Entertainment


Manga Entertainment

Media Blasters

Sentai Filmworks


Anime News, Reviews, and Resources
Anime Cons

Anime Music Videos

Anime News Network


Right Stuf

Watch Anime Now!*
Anime Network

Anime News Network Video


FUNimation Videos

Hulu - Anime

VIZ Anime

YouTube - Anime

     *Some sites may offer to view anime by a subscription service.

Anime Suggestions
Crime and Mystery
Black Cat
Black Lagoon
Case Closed
Cowboy Bebop
Darker Than Black
Death Note
Solty Rei

Fate/stay Night
Fruits Basket
Kaze no Stigma
Le Chevalier D’eon
The Legend of Himiko
Origin: Spirits of the Past
R.O.D.: Read or Die
Romeo X Juliet
Shakugan no Shana
The Slayers
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles
The Twelve Kingdoms

Martial Arts
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
Nabari no Ou
Naruto: Shippuden
Ninja Scroll
Once Piece
Rurouni Kenshin
Samurai 7
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Deeper Kyo

Science Fiction
Appleseed Exmachina
Astro Boy
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Eureka Seven
Evangelion 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Gurren Lagann
Last Exile
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Outlaw Star
Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Slice of Life
Azumanga Daioh
Boys Be
Emma: A Victorian Romance
Honey and Clover
Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances
Ouran High School Host Club
Pani Poni Dash
Paradise Kiss
School Rumble
Spice and Wolf
The Wallflower

Eyeshield 21
Hikaru no Go
The Prince of Tennis

     Movie 1: Memories of Nobody
     Movie 2: DiamondDust Rebellion
Fullmetal Alchemist
     Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa
Ghost Hunt
Soul Eater
Trinity Blood
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust