Evolution of the Japanese Anime | Sailesh Verma


Sailesh Verma
Dec 8, 2022

Evolution of the Japanese Anime

In recent years, Japanese animation has become popular around the world. Industry veteran Yamaguchi Yasuo, who has been involved in anime production for half a century, traces the history of Japanese animation, from its birth to today.


What is Anime?

Anime means animation in Japanese. It is different from cartoons. Anime is a style of animated art that has gained popularity in recent years. It’s all about bright colors, creative characters, thought provoking content and fantastic tales.

Anime Is More Than 100 Years Old

The first animated film released in Japan, and therefore the first anime, was probably released in late 1916 or very early ‘17 by Shimokawa Oten, made with chalk, and less than five minutes long.


Tetsuwan Atomu: The First Japanese Television Anime

On January 1, 1963, Fuji Television broadcast a 30-minute animated television series called Tetsuwan Atomu (better known as Astro Boy). The show became a surprise hit, starting a boom & a period of intense competition for TV audiences. The success marked the beginning of a new kind of anime industry.


Why anime popularity is booming up :

  • Mature And Thought-Provoking Content
  • Diverse Variety of Stories
  • Solid Visuals
  • Relatable Characters and Real Topics
  • Animation Techniques keep evolving with Changing Technologies
  • Rigorous Marketing Tactics

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