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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