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Official Music Video Celebrates 100 Years of Anime

This year is anime’s centennial anniversary! The industry has been celebrating 100 years of anime dating back to 1917, which is viewed as the birth of Japan’s TV animation industry. The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) put together a 15-minute music video showcasing past and present anime – including the medium’s stop-motion origins! 23 different musical acts …

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Breakout Anime Producer Predicts China Will Surpass Japan in 3 Years

Yoshitada Fukuhara was a producer of the surprise hit Kemono Friends. At only 37-years-old, Fukuhara is viewed as a rising star within the industry. He also thinks Japan’s grip on animation is slipping: 中国のアニメ産業は始まったばかりではあるが、生産で3年技術で5から10年で追い抜かれるだろうなと確信。言い方難しいけど中国に組んで”頂ける”のは後数年かなと思います。それ以降は日本と共同事業するメリットが中国にない。 — 福原慶匡 (@fukuhara_ystd) December 5, 2017 “Although the animation industry in China has just begun, I’m convinced they will overtake us in …

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[:en]Hayao Miyazaki Reveals Details on His next Animated Film – 3 – 4 Years to Complete – Otaku Tale

[:en] Acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) spoke at the opening of the Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum where he has revealed the first details on his next animated feature film, Kimi-tachi wa Dou Ikiru ka (How Do You Live?). The film itself isn’t expected to be complete for another three to four years. Miyazaki spoke with writer Kazutoshi Handou …

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