VIDEO: Watch Japan's First CG Anime... from 1968

Golgo 13's helicopter attack beaten by a decade and a half

If you were to ask an anime fan what anime figure used CG, some informed otaku would likely hazard to guess 1983's Golgo 13 - The Professional with its famous helicopter attack sequence. Well, by interesting technicalities, here's a work that predates the animated adventures of Duke Togo by 15 years. Gaku Yamada and Yoshi Tsukio's 1968 "The Art of Fugue" makes the claim of being Japan's first CG anime. 

 

 

The pair of architecture students prepare the short by shooting the CRT monitor displaying the wire frames with a 16–mm camera.

 

The above mentioned Golgo 13 scene...

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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