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Anju to Zushiômaru

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Producer(s): Hiroshi Ohkawa

Release Date: 10/07/1961

"Children of a huntsman, Anju and Zushioumaru were sold to a slaveowner who brutally tortured them. Fortunately, their master's son sympathized with the siblings. He fell in love with Anju and secretly helped Zushioumaru escape his father's estate. Th..."

Astro Boy S1/E1: The Birth of Astro Boy

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Producer(s): Osamu Tezuka

Release Date: 01/01/1963

"Grief-stricken by the death of his son, Tobio, Dr. Tenma vows to create a new, robotic son in his image. The experiment is a success, but Dr. Tenma doesn't find the happiness he expected. He grows angry at the robot, that he cannot grow or act like a..."

Kenzō Masaoka

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"Masaoka was one of the first Japanese animators, who also trained and guided artists who would move on to become the next generation of animators. Masaoka is credited with creating the earliest anime using cel animation and recorded sound. He has als..."

Little Tora: The Abandoned Cat

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Producer(s): Nihon Doga and Toho Kyoiku Eiga

Masahiko Satoh

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"Born in Tokyo in 1941, Masahiko Satoh is a pianist whose career has spanned six decades and over a hundred albums. His style is known for blending influences from American jazz with traditional Japanese music. Satoh's interest in music began at the ..."

Ōten Shimokawa

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"Ōten Shimokawa was one of the pioneers of Japanese animation, who is believed to have produced the very first “true” anime film.Shimokawa was born in Maiyakojima Prefecture in 1892, though moved to Tokyo when we was 9. He began his working life..."

Panda! Go, Panda!

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Producer(s): Shunzo Kato

Release Date: 17/09/1972

"While her grandmother is out of town, Mimiko, a young orphan, befriends a giant panda bear and his son."

Taiji Yabushita

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"Taiji Serushita graduated from Tokyo School of Fine Arts and studied photography. He is a pioneer of Japanese animation. After graduation, he joined the filming department of Matsuktake Co. Ltd. in 1925. Later, he worked in the film production equipm..."