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A Brief History of Anime

Other notable titles of the 60s era include Gigantor, Samurai Kid, Sally the Witch, Tiger Mask and Marine Boy. Also among these popular children’s series was Speed Racer, a show which became a moderate success in the U.S. and Europe and also spawned a bizarre and supremely abysmal live-action American remake by the Wachowskis in 2008, which failed to capture Racer’s off-beat charm.

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