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The History of Anime

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on 8 February 2014

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The History of Anime
What is Anime?
Why was Anime Created?
-Anime was created mainly as a form of entertainment.
-The Japanese started to take an interest in animation from France and the Americas.
-Educational in it's own way
-Less effort than manga
-Commercial anime
-Educational anime
How does Anime Affect Us Today?
How Has Anime Developed?
How Can Anime Improve?
What are the Pros and Cons?
-CONS: *it might become an addiction
*it is an activity on electronics
*unhealthy (?)
*it may expose you to unwanted knowledge
*there might be a change in the plot
*false hope
-PROS: *you may learn some important life lesson
*it's a fun and interesting hobby
*you can start to pick up bits and pieces of
* it is VERY accessible
*it is less time-consuming
*easier to enjoy
*entertaining way to educate
Important Animators
*The fathers of anime
-Oten Shimokawa
-Jun'ichi Kouchi
-Seitaro Kitayama
*Animator(s) of the 1930's
-Mitsuyo Seo
-Kenzo Masaoka
*Animator(s) of the 1940's
-Sanae Yamamoto
-Yasuji Murata
-Kenzo Masaoka
*Animator(s) of the 1950's
-Taiji Yabushita
*Animator(s) of the 1960's
-Osamu Tezuka
*Animator(s) of the 1970's
-Hayao Miyazaki
-Mamoru Oshii
*Golden age
-Hayao Miyazaki
-Osamu Tezuka
*Focus: movement
*Computer animated
*Less camera angles
*Focus: realism
*A lot of camera angles
Hayao Miyazaki
Osamu Tezuka
-Anime is a form of animation that is understood by the Western society as ONLY Japanese works.
-NOT a genre
-Covers pretty much all genres
-Anime is usually hand-drawn .
-The style is different between authors but there are some traits that are definitely very common in most
-First a commercial format
The World Masterpiece Theatre
*Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki
*House Foods World Masterpiece Theatre
*1994-1997 works (1st time)
*2007-2009 works (2nd time)
Isao Takahata
Before Green Gables
Lassie Come-home
Budge Wilson
-There are many shows on t.v. now that were originally Japanese
-The art style has inspired and changed how people in the world create/design their shows, characters, and or products
-There are shows that use classical Japanese "signs"
-Anime Con
Japanese Shows
Beginning of anime
Fathers of anime
No major milestones
New techniques
World War II
Many new animators
Shin Nihon Doga Sha
1st coloured animation
Well-known anime made
Taiji Yabushita
Osamu Tezuka
No more relation to western animation
Early commercial anime productions
Mamoru Oshii & Hayao Miyazaki= MAJOR INFLUENCE
Mushi Production: BANKRUPT
World Masterpiece Theatre
Record price:
Computer effects
Hit a wall?!
Anime conventions
Japan and America made "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within"
"Revival" of the World Masterpiece Theatre
-Exclude more the "inappropriate" content
-Have better categorization
Otherwise, anime is pretty much at its peak with all this new technology available
-First generation animators
-Great Kanto Earthquake
-second generation animators
-Cel animation (too expensive)
-Cut-out animation (better)
-Earliest art
-Disney was the biggest competition
-Anime today
-Realistic -> Fantasy
In between
Shin Nihon Doga Sha
or (in English:)
New Japan Animation Company
From the 1st time
From the 2nd time
Disney Frozen
Sword Art Online
Pretty Cure
Teen Titans
Dragon Ball
One Piece
Sailor Moon
Anime Expo
Popping vein
Many new companies
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