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A Brief History of Anime

The close of the 70s also saw a new sub-genre of Anime began to flourish, Mecha. These titles (of which Science Ninja Team Gatchaman can be included) all included sci-fi/fantasy plots, super-hero oriented characters and HUGE FREAKING ROBOTS. Primary titles include Space Battleship Yamamoto, Mazinger Z and the wildly popular Moblie Suit Gundam. These titles all were far more sophisticated in animation style and tone than the overwhelming majority of their TV predecessors and featured increasingly complex plots and morally ambiguous characters that did not necessarily fit the “Good Guy/Bad Guy” paradigms.

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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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