Published for the first time in Japan, this is of high academic value as a study on animation. As an enthusiastic film fan, Imamura regularly visited a news film theatre established in Tokyo, analyzing and evaluating short Disney Fleischer animation films. He should be rightfully acknowledged as the first person to focus on animations.
Critique of manga movies, another term for animation, by film critic TaiheiImamura. Attempts a comparison between animation and traditional Japanesearts. Reprinted numerous times after the war and most recently reissued byTokuma Shoten in 2005.
This exemplary work needs no introduction. Imamura, who approached manga films with an interest in film music, discusses animation from a unique perspective different from all other commentators’ at the time. Eiga geijutsu no keishiki (Forms of Film Art), from his first collection of critiques, is also important.