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how did anime start? who started it? tezuka osamu?

Postby namiko » Sun 04.03.2005 9:40 am

many anime fans ask this question, but nobody really knows the answer?
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Postby leylia » Sun 04.03.2005 10:45 am

hmm, As I've read from animerica. They say "Betty Boop" started anime.

Maybe thats where the japanese got the idea for the big eyes ^_^
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Postby Spaztick » Sun 04.03.2005 1:33 pm

During WWII, some American guy was drawing anime cartoons during the war. Something like that, I'm sketchy on the details.
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Postby toryn » Mon 04.04.2005 8:55 am

I'm a bit uncertain, though I think it got big from Astro Boy.

After a little investigating (Google..) I found this brief explanation:

As early as 1914, Japanese cartoonists were experimenting with animation. Previously, Japanese cartoonists, influenced by the west, were producing serial newspaper comics. These evolved into full length manga. The first world wide animation success was Momotaro (1918). Several short films and shows followed, but anime and manga fans everywhere really owe their thanks to one man: Osamu Tezuka.

Tezuka revolutionized manga and anime. His characters were energetic and emotional. His stories lasted for hundreds of pages and told the story with his active pictures as well as his words. His character designs were highly influenced by Disney. The huge eyes are the most noticeable feature. The design allowed for a wide range of emotions. Tezuka's black and white anime Tetsuwan Atom (1958), or Astro Boy in English, was the first regular anime to be have a formal set of characters. It centered around a robot boy who has an atomic heart. He is rejected by his creator and sold to a circus. Though the teaching of Dr. Elfun, the robot boy fights against evil for the protection of all mankind. This anime was adapted from his manga of the same name.


at http://www.animesekai.net/history.html

Interesting stuff. I never thought much about it, but now I'm really intrigued.
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Postby namiko » Mon 04.04.2005 1:56 pm

i read a similar article. have you ever seen the works of hayao miyazaki, of 'spirited away', 'kiki's delivery service' etc?
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Postby Curly Q » Sat 04.21.2007 10:38 am

actually, it FIRST started when a guy made the first manga which the name meant 'whimsical drawings.' osamu tezuka was definetly the first manga artist to make a legacy.
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Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sat 04.21.2007 11:52 am

This is kind of an odd question -- it depends on what you mean by "anime". Do you mean any kind of animated cartoon, or do you mean any Japanese animation, or do you mean Japanese animation like the stuff that American anime fans watch today?
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Postby Chris Hart » Sat 04.21.2007 2:57 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
This is kind of an odd question -- it depends on what you mean by "anime". Do you mean any kind of animated cartoon, or do you mean any Japanese animation, or do you mean Japanese animation like the stuff that American anime fans watch today?

I must agree. You leave lots of room for interpretation in your question. After reading the op, I was thinking all modern animation (tv, film, or flash) can be traced back to Disney.
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