The world of Japanese Animation or also know as anime is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Japan’s National Film Center, which is part of the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo has released many original anime cartoons online to mark the 100th anniversary of Japanese Animation.
As we approach this milestone, the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) will be starting a project that will set the foundation to further support the creation of anime for the next 100 years. At Anime Expo this year, the Chairman of the project, Masuo Ueda (Chairman of Aniplex Inc.) and the Vice Chairman, Yasuo Miyakawa (President and CEO of SUNRISE Inc.) will be attending to explain the details of the project to American fans for the first time. Both Japanese and American guests will have a discussion about the future of anime. As part of the discussion we would also like to take questions and opinions from the fans.
I love anime!
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WHAT!? It’s only been 100 years!??!
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Very cool video! 😀 Amazing to watch some of those earliest creations!
I remember TCM showing some really old animations from years ago. Maybe in 2015 I think it was. There was one that was, nowhere near as old as The Dull Sword, I think it was simply called Magic Boy. I don’t remember it very well unfortunately, but I did think it was neat to see some older animation from Japan. Ok so I just looked it up at the IMDB, Magic Boy was made in 1959, so about halfway back the 100 years I guess. 😉
Speaking of The Dull Sword. I wonder if that story helped inspire the character of Kenshin Himura, from the anime Rurouni Kenshin? The fact that the blade is dull in The Dull Sword, and Kenshin’s reversed blade sword which basically is a sword that cannot kill. Just had that thought, and it intrigues me. lol I wonder if I can find out somewhere…. 😀
Thanks so much for sharing the clip and info! 😀 It is really neat! 😀
Sergio Andres Silva
“The Quack Infantry” looks like a American animation in early years, unlike today anime. “The Dull Sword” has its unique style and looks really great! Thank you for sharing the post. Love anime ^^
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