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Development of Japanese Animation up to the End of the Second World War

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9789622090972
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207721 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.003.0005
Development of Japanese Animation up to the End of the Second World War

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This chapter focuses on the chronological development of Japanese animation from the early twentieth century and the subsequent industrialization of the medium during the Second World War. It suggests that the military's ongoing and enthusiastic support of the animation medium from the 1930s to the early 1940s could be regarded as the impetus for the first industrial development of Japanese animation. It also highlights the production of two wartime feature animated films, Momotar Kitarō no umiwashi (1943) and Momotar Kitarō umi no shinpei (1945).

Keywords: Japanese animation; industrialization; Second World War; military; Momotar Kitarō no umiwashi; Momotar Kitarō umi no shinpei

Chapter.  8306 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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