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No matter how you look at it, an anime is a cartoon. The difference between anime and ordinary cartoons is that anime has a Japanese style.  Many English-language dictionaries define anime as “a Japanese style of motion-picture animation” or as “a style of animation developed in Japan.” Anime history can be tracked down back to the 20th century. First anime movies can be found back from 1917, and the first generation of anime creators including Ōten Shimokawa, Jun’ichi Kōuchi and Seitaro Kitayama are considered fathers of anime.

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Did you know that the oldest anime creator ever was 60 years old when he died and his name was Osamu Tezuka? The first anime series was found in 1961, and it lasted until 1964. The series was called Astro Boy, and it was the first anime to be produced and televised. Astri boy was the first anime but not the oldest. The oldest anime ever made is a 2-minute video that still exists. The name is Namakura Gatana. It was made in 1917. and the content of the video is a samurai testing his new sword.

Since then anime has evolved in so many ways. By now there are over 2 billion people who watch anime series. There are many different genres of anime. Google says that people search for anime-related topics up to 10-100 million times a month. On Instagram, there are over 58 million hashtags for the topic of anime.