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A Brief History of Anime

By the 1970s, the film market was virtually non-existent due to competition from television and worthy competitors to Toei and Mushi appeared, including Telecom, Tokyo Movie Shinsha and Nippon. Suddenly, many young animators were given carte blanche to do what they wanted, which resulted in a great deal of experimentation. The subject matter moved more and more into the realm of sci-fi and adventure than ever before, a stellar example being the amazingly titled Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.

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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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