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Which anime do u think did its part in anime history?
Posted 3/12/09

kokocai1 wrote:

naruto and bleach? they did play a part in anime history, for being the most overrated and slow anime not to mention it sucks.... badly


lol..so ryt!
Posted 3/12/09
Whoever says Naruto I feel sorry for them.
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Gundam and voltron shaped the world of mecha anime, Kinnikuman and Dragon ball shaped the fighting/adventure/comedy the made Jump famous, Ghost in the shell for mixing 2-D and 3-D animation in a new way, and Detective Conan for being the greatest and longest ruining anime ever(If you can find me a anime/manga that has more than 673 chapters, 524 episodes, 13 movies and 2 live action episodes I will remove this part) and for defining the mystery genre.
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Posted 3/12/09 , edited 3/12/09
You only get to say Naruto/Bleach if it counts as something along the lines as Pokemon. For the older shows Astro boy(1952), Doraemon (1969), Speed Racer (1966) are def the first. Movie wise a lotta good ones such as Akira, some of the MIyazaki films, Masamune Shirow's godly work on human form mecha starting with Black Magic to Appleseed to Dominion Tank Police all the way to Ghost In The Shell. O yah, for movies dont forget Vampire Hunter D~ Yohitako Amano (clap for this guy he made Final Fantasy concept art, amazing watercolors).Did anyone mention Starblazers (1970ish)? Then probably the more commercial stuff happened in the late 80's early 90's with massive sucess, Gundam, Macross, Sailor Moon, Voltron+Transformers+Thundercats (these launched anime in America fyi, the first to be put in saturday morning cartoon lineups, i remember these in my childhood in the 80's).Then a lil later some really eye catching and intrigueing concepts in art with Deathnote, Blue Sub 6, Voices of a Distant Star, Karas were all very inventive and beautiful to look at. i know theres a lotta other stuff i forgot to mention, but in the present nothing's really that great lol, props to Soul Eater and Maria+Holic for being different than the rest of the line-up for the season.

i.m.o i swear if anyone says naruto/bleach w/o saying anything else they deserve to sit in a cell and watch cartoon network garbage all day
Posted 3/12/09
AKIRA for being the first to really get people to pay attention to anime in the west.
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Posted 3/12/09
Code Geass

Tengen Toppa Gurrenn Lagann

One Piece [longest
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Posted 3/13/09
Code Geass? Naruto? WTF? I don't know much about the history of anime either but, come on. Just because the series is popular or you like it, it doesn't mean it shaped anime history. Oh crunchyroll, you never fail to make me facepalm.
Mobile Suit Gundam 0079
Doraemon
Akira
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Lone Wolf and Cub
Hokuto no Ken
Mazinger Z
Astroboy
Lupin III
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Posted 3/13/09
Astro Boy, It started anime, though I wonder if the reason all anime characters from Japan look american is because the creator of Astro Boy watched bambie 50 times. Lol He must of loved those american cartoons.
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Posted 3/13/09
For me i guess it's those old animes that came out in U.S. that got alot of people into them.
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Posted 3/13/09
Pokemon (:
Dragonball
Astroboy

The old stuff (: Cant beat it xD
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Posted 3/13/09
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Pokémon
Gundam
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Posted 3/18/09

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Code Geass?



Even after the fan rage storms have calmed down, I still fail to see how Code Geass will impact anime history.

Before Zeta Gundam, there was the God of GMs, and he made everyone his bitch.

I can vouch for Voltron having a role in anime history, but I want to watch the original Golion to see if it's better.
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Posted 3/18/09
obviously dragonball nd sailor moon o.O was the first animes ive watched on tv b4 i even knew wut anime was. i do think Slam Dunk nd Fushigi Yuugi should be on the list tho =P
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Posted 3/18/09
Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Dragonball Z were the first animes I've watched that was around 11 years ago... i guess anime is really my destiny.
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Posted 3/18/09
Anime began at the start of the 20th century, when Japanese filmmakers experimented with the animation techniques that were being explored in France, Germany, the United States, and Russia. The oldest known anime in existence was screened in 1917 - a two minute clip of a samurai trying to test a new sword on his target, only to suffer defeat.

By the 1930s, animation became an alternative format of storytelling compared to the underdeveloped live-action industry in Japan. Unlike in the United States, the live-action industry in Japan remained a small market and suffered from budgeting, location, and casting restrictions. The lack of Western-looking actors, for example, made it next to impossible to shoot films set in Europe, America, or fantasy worlds that do not naturally involve Japan. Animation allowed artists to create any characters and settings.

The success of Disney's 1937 feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs influenced Japanese animators. In the 60's, Osamu Tezuka adapted and simplified many Disney animation techniques to reduce the costs and number of frames in the production. This was intended to be a temporary measure to allow him to produce material on a tight schedule with an inexperienced animation staff.

During the 1970s, there was a surge of growth in the popularity of manga—which were often later animated—especially those of Osamu Tezuka, who has been called a "legend" and the "god of manga". His work and that of other pioneers in the field, inspired characteristics and genres that are fundamental elements of anime today. The giant robot genre (known as "Mecha" outside Japan), for instance, took shape under Tezuka, developed into the Super Robot genre under Go Nagai and others, and was revolutionized at the end of the decade by Yoshiyuki Tomino who developed the Real Robot genre. Robot anime like the Gundam and Macross series became instant classics in the 1980s, and the robot genre of anime is still one of the most common in Japan and worldwide today. In the 1980s, anime became more accepted in the mainstream in Japan (although less than manga), and experienced a boom in production. Following a few successful adaptations of anime in overseas markets in the 1980s, anime gained increased acceptance in those markets in the 1990s and even more in the 2000s.


1963 - Astro Boy

1967 - Speed Racer (USA kids didnt even know that their fav show originated from japan)

1979 - Gundam - Mobile Suit Gundam is said to have pioneered the real robot era of mecha anime

1982 - Macross/Robotech - Robotech was one of the first anime televised in the United States that attempted to include most of the complexity and drama of its original Japanese source material.

1983 - Fist of the North Star

1984 - Dragon Ball (spawned future generations of narutards and bleach-heads = very slow story telling anime)

1988 - Ah My Goddess (My fav anime :D)

1988 - Akira - is regarded by critics as one of the greatest animated films ever made.

1992 - Sailor Moon - It is credited by scholars such as Fred Patten with popularizing the concept of a sentai (team) of magical girls, as well as "revitalizing" the magical girl genre itself.

1997 - Princess Mononoke - Hayao Miyazaki remained largely unknown to the West, outside of animation communities, until Miramax released his 1997 Princess Mononoke

2007 - School Days - Best ending ever for a harem anime
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