The Roots of Japanese Anime — Until the End of WWII

Preview of a DVD featuring eight classic works of Japanese anime from pioneers such as Noburo Ofuji, Kenzo Masaoka, and Mitsuyo Seo. Features Momotaro’s Sea Eagle, billed as Japan’s first feature length anime, but also notorious as a wartime propaganda film showing cute animals bombing Pearl Harbor. Other works show the wonders of prewar anime and the vibrancy of interwar Japanese popular culture. Go to (アコーホテルズ)
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