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A Brief History of Anime

The 1960’s is where the Anime market really began to boom. Principally two companies dominated the market, Toei Animation and Mushi Production. By the dawn of this decade, Japanese animators began to experiment with visual style, and created a look that was distinctive to Japan which would from that moment on become the trademark look of Anime across the market. Television suddenly became a platform in which the Anime art-form could flourish, and one of the very first successes was 1963’s Astro Boy, a series which exists in animated and Manga form to this day and even spawned a recent American animated film.

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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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