The Significant Dates of Anime

Timeline created by hassanjaffy
  • Katsushiba Hokusai - The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (circa 1830-1833)

    Katsushiba Hokusai - The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (circa 1830-1833)
    Known as the artist leading towards animation, Katsushiba Hokusai had a distinct way of painting which created a sense of movement.
  • First Japanese Animation Created

    First Japanese Animation Created
    First animation ever released in Japan known as Katsudo Shashin. The creator is unknown.
  • Period: to

    Anime history

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    "Fathers of Anime" - Junichi Kouchi, Ōten Shimokawa, Seitaro Kitayama

    Considered the first animators which led to the popularity of anime.
    Junichi Kouchi, Ōten Shimokawa, Seit
  • 3 Animation films released

    Oten Shimokawa, Seitaro Kitayama and Junichi Kouchi, all released three offical animation movies
  • Noburo Ofuji introduces sound with animation

    added sound to his animation film Sekisho.
  • First animation with voice overs

    First animation with voice overs
    Kenzo Masaoka released the very first voiced over animation film named Chikara to Onna no Yo no Naka,
  • Animation is used to change/create stereotypes

    Mitsuyo Seo releases Momotaro no Umiwashi, representing the battle at pearl harbour.
  • Hakujaden - first full animation released coloured

    Taiji released the first full length animation known to japan in 1958.
  • First Japanese animation released in North America

    First Japanese animation released in North America
    Known as the link between Japanese animation and american animation, Toei Doga created the film known as Shonen Sarutobi.
  • Extremely well known animes to this date created

    Extremely well known animes to this date created
    Dragon Ball became a famous anime in the 1990's and had helped anime rise in North America greatly. A follow up of popular animes also included One Peice and Sailor Moon which were created in the 1990's.
  • Most expensive anime created up to 1997

    Most expensive anime created up to 1997
    Using 3d rendering Hayao Miyazaki created the most exspensive animated film pre 20th century with a price tag of 20 Million USD.
  • Film, Spirited Away is released being the most succesful Japanese animation

    Film, Spirited Away is released being the most succesful Japanese animation
    Hayao Miyazaki releases a extremely succesful anime film, which had immense popularity in North America. The film had grossed 330 Million USD and even passed the famous movie, "Titanic" at the time.
  • Anime films blow up with popularity in 20th century

    Anime films blow up with popularity in 20th century
    Anime had become well known and full coloured, voiced films were being released often. Another big anime was released in 2005 by Tomoki Kyoda called Eureka Seven. Another huge release worth mentioning is Bleach by Noriyuki Abe 2004 oct 4th.
  • Anime is a huge success

    Anime is a huge success
    Anime is widely known across the world and is considered an amazing art. Cultures all around the world are now making anime a part of their daily lives and interests. With successful animes being released so often, animes like Angel Beats, Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online are helping the animation industrie thrive with success. Animation has came a long way from 1907.