100 years of anime (1/2)
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the anime celebrated on last April, I would like to review with you the most important milestones of this journey and to see its evolution throughout these years.
As I say on the program, the first film with images still today is Hekonai Hanawa and its new sword, from 1917.
A new term was born in 1927 – the cutout, the precursor of the stop motion. It was used for the first time on the film Kujira, and it had a remake in 1952. You can watch it below if you feel curious.
On the podcast I talk about the ukiyo-e and on this post I show you one of the most famous, The Great Wave.
I recommend you to have a look to the first colour animated film in Japan, The Tale of the White Serpent – dubbed in Spanish – , created by the great studio Toei.
Another anime I have to talk about is Sazae-san, the longest animated series of all times – 7600 episodes so far and the TV show is not over yet… Here you can find the first episode aired on 1969, dubbed in Portuguese.
For the next week I will talk about the second half of this special, with anime that, for sure, you will all know.
Terms used in this episode of La sección más animada:
Stop motion: technique used in animation that consists in doing a sequence with frames of inanimated objects so that it looks like they move by themselves.
Shoujo: manga or anime for young women.
Studio Ghibli: the animation studio where masterpieces like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke come from.
Here you can listen the special of 100 años de anime: