Anime shokunin: Kumakawa Masao den
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Recently it has become easier to research animation history due to theavailability of prewar and wartime animation online. But even so, there has notyet been sufficient research into the several decades between the beginning ofdomestic animation in 1917 through the establishment of Toei Doga in 1956.This list focuses on the period before Toei Doga’s establishment and presentsmemoirs and critical biographies about animation producers, as well as booksthat offer clues for a deeper understanding of their work.
Biography of Masao Kumakawa, who studied under Kenzo Masaoka andworked at Nihon Dogasha after the war. The story of his life tells of the bitterstruggles animators faced before the war, and after the war as well.