Humorous Phases of Funny Face is the name of the first film at the international level and was produced by the American James Stuart Blackton.
The first foreign animations arrived in Japan, with those of American origin being the most popular.
First short film
The first Japanese animated short film was created by Junichi Kouchi, who is known as one of the pioneers of anime. This short film was two minutes long and was called Namakura Gatana.
First Japanese animated film.
The Tennenshoku Katsudo Shashin company was the first to react, commissioning manga artist Oten Shimokawa to make a film of the genre in 1916, the first significant manifestation. It was published in 1917 under the name Imokawa Mukuzō Genkanban no Maki.
First manga made into anime.
The anime Norakuro by Mitsuyo Seo began airing in 1934, being one of the first anime based on manga.
First sound film.
Momotaro no umiwashi was the name of Japan's first animated audio feature film, made by the Tenkatsu Company, with a running time of 37 minutes.
Toei Animation appears.
It is an animation film production company and was of great importance in the history of anime. Its first appearance was with the animation Koneko no rakugaki, a thirteen-minute short film released in 1957.
Anime comes to cinemas
Shōnen Sarutobi Sasuke was the first anime released in theaters in the United States. It was about a teenage sorcerer who uses his magic to save his sister from the hands of an evil witch.
The 60's and robots
In the 1960s, some subgenres began to become popular, such as giant robots (Mecha), among others. The first production of this theme was the black-and-white anime Tetsujin 28-g.
Shonen Ninja Kaze no Fujimaru
It was a series that laid the foundations for epic fantasy anime, telling the story of an apprentice ninja who must prevent the destruction of all of Japan with the help of the power of the wind. Hayao Miyazaki was in charge of the animation.
Astroboy is about the adventures of the eponymous character "Astro Boy", a powerful android created by the head of the Ministry of Science, Doctor Tenma. Dr. Tenma created Astro to replace his son Tobio, who died in a car accident. It was produced by Mushi Pro.
Mazinger Z appeared in 1970 and is about a group of scientists who have a giant robot at their disposal in their fight against the evil forces of Dr. Hell.
It is one of the most famous and successful manga and anime in history. Doraemon focuses on a blue cosmic robot cat that comes from the future as a friend of Nobita, a boy very lost between studies, somewhat clumsy with his friends, unlucky, lazy, lazy, and unhappy. Doraemon comes from the 22nd century and will help Nobita in all his daily problems.
Heidi, a five-year-old orphaned girl, is taken by her aunt Dete to the Swiss mountain of Alm to live with her grandfather to follow a job offer in the city of Frankfurt. At first, the grandfather is not very happy about having to take care of the girl. However, the tenderness and joy of his granddaughter make him gradually change his character.
It tells the story of Candy, who is abandoned as a baby in the snow with a doll named Candy, hence the name Candy White. The same night, they find another baby Annie. Both grew up near Lake Michigan, in a home for orphaned children run by Miss Pony and Sister Mary.
The story has soccer as its central theme, narrating the intrepid adventures of Tsubasa Ōzora and his friends from childhood until they become professionals and make the Japan national team.
A group of heroic young people faces the power of evil forces during their search for seven mystical spheres scattered across the ends of the Earth. The one who manages to collect them will be able to make any wish from a sacred dragon.
It centers on the story of a group of young warriors called knights, who fight to protect the Greek goddess Athena from the forces of evil that want to dominate the Earth.
Dragon Ball Z
A brave young man with incredible powers ventures on a mystical journey into exotic lands filled with noble warriors, beautiful princesses, mutant monsters, aliens, and cruel armies.
Sailor Moon is a Japanese series starring a group of high school girls. The story begins the day Usagi Tsukino crosses paths with a black cat that has a spot shaped like a crescent moon. The feline, named Moon, reveals a secret, Usagi is a Sailor Senshi and must defeat the enemies of Earth and save the princess of the Moon.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
It tells the story of the Joestar family through the decades and their ongoing confrontations with the evil vampire Dio Brando and his legacy.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
To prevent future attacks, the UN established the NERV organization in Tokyo-3, which has been developing Evangelions, huge biomechanical creatures piloted by teenagers that are the only thing that can stop the angels.
Ash Ketchum is an enthusiastic boy who loves Pokémon and battles. His great passion for Pokémon has led him to set his sights on becoming a Pokémon Master, the highest level of Pokémon training, which is why he begins a journey in search of this title.
It focuses on seven children from Japan, who are transported to the Digital World after finding some Digivice and being swept away by a "big wave", thus arriving at File Island. There they meet their fellow Digimon, and with their help, learn to survive despite the adversities of being in an unknown world.
Wealth, fame, power, one man had obtained everything in this world, he was the Pirate King Gold Roger. Luffy, after this event, decides that he will become the next Pirate King, and to do so, he must find the "One Piece".
In the Sengoku period, a hanyo named InuYasha had stolen the pearl of the four souls intending to become a full yokai, however, his plan is thwarted because a priestess named Kikyo, using her last strength, shot him with a sacred arrow, nailing him to the Goshinboku tree, leaving him paralyzed and asleep for the next fifty years.
It tells the story of a hyperactive young ninja named Naruto Uzumaki who will do everything he can to rise to the highest ninja rank in his village to be recognized as someone important within his village.
Meanwhile, the Akatsuki begin to gather all the Biju starting with Gaara's Shukaku from the Hidden Sand Village. On the other hand, Sasuke fled the Hidden Leaf Village to kill his brother Itachi Uchiha, allying with Orochimaru.
The series chronicles the adventures of a teenager named Ichigo Kurosaki, a fifteen-year-old student who can interact with spirits. One night, Ichigo meets a Shinigami named Rukia Kuchiki.
The story begins when Light Yagami, the best high school student in all of Japan, finds a supernatural notebook called Death Note, which is capable of killing anyone whose name is written on it.
It tells the story of a young wizard named Natsu in search of his master and adoptive father Igneel, a dragon. The Fairy Tail guild is famous for the destruction and damage they cause in various cities.
The story takes place in the not too distant future, where androids with human appearance begin to spread throughout the planet earth. The company SA Corp was the manufacturer of the androids, it also created the Giftia, a new model of androids that show feelings and even more, human qualities.
Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen
Rin Okumura is the son of Satan himself, but that didn't stop him from becoming an exorcist. After the Amaimon incidents, his story comes to light and as his powers manifest, his friends distance themselves from him.
Kimetsu no Yaiba
Kamado Tanjiro is an intelligent and kind-hearted boy who lives with his family and earns money selling charcoal. Everything changes when his family is attacked and killed by a demon. Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the only survivors of the incident, although Nezuko was turned into a demon. Tanjiro becomes a demon slayer to help his sister become human again and avenge the death of his family.
Currently, the Japanese animation industry produces numerous series, ova, and films per year, becoming one of the strongest industries in the world of animation; among the most prominent people in this industry is Hayao Miyazaki, founder of Studio Ghibli.