100 years of Japanese animation
2017 was a very special year in the history of Japanese animation as it celebrated its 100th anniversary. In fact 1917 saw the release of what is considered the country's first animated work - a short called The Dull Sword.
The year saw several events marking the occasion, including the opening of a free online archive of classic anime.
Now a new video on YouTube compresses the entire 100 years of Japanese animation into 15 minutes.
The supercut, which begins with The Dull Sword and ends with Mr. Osomatsu, with 120 other fan favorites in between, features a song called “Tsubasa o Motsu Mono ~Not an Angel Just a Dreamer~.” It’s composed by Tanaka Kohei and features 23 vocalists, including Sasaki Isao, Mizuki Ichiro, May’n and Wake Up, Girls!.
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