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A Brief History of Anime

By the 2000s Anime had finally received the worldwide respect it always richly deserved. In 2004, Ghost in The Shell 2 was in competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and another of Miyazaki’s triumphs, Howl’s Moving Castle (HMC inspired sculpture above), was nominated for a Best Animated Feature award at the 2006 Academy Awards. Finally, this impressive art form was seen on par with its Western counterparts, and who knows what amazing works we’ll see in the future.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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