This book is a revised collection of serial works, such as “The History of Animation,” which ran in Tokuma Shoten’s Animage magazine from its first issue in July, 1978, right up till the issue in August, 1981, and ANIDO’s periodical FILM 1/24. Highly acclaimed as the first Japanese publication to give an abundantly illustrated overview of animation’s history in countries around the world, it now sits on public and private library shelves everywhere as a staple film history reference.
This is a major revision of a series of articles, entitled “Sekai no Anime Shi” [A World History of Animation], which appeared in the monthly journal “Animage,” published by Tokuma Shoten Publishing as written by an animation historian, Tomono and Late Mochizuki. The history of animation around the globe, which was recently added, remains of great academic value.
This book connects with the genealogy of (2), and is a laborious work on world animation history from a Japanese author. It achieves high standards for quality and quantity as a Japanese-language reference. It proposes a fundamental perspective on animation history, and also sparked new research in critical response.