Anime: the Origins


Anime Origins 4

Sixty years ago today, a Mighty Atom soared across Japanese television, ushering in the dawn of our favorite medium. Within five years most of the familiar subgenres had been spawned: giant robot, magical girl, bakemono, shounen. But there were also a bunch of oddballs.

Blast back in time to learn the lore and see snippets from the constellation of anime Japan produced in the Swinging Sixties—most of which are available and worth watching today!


Janice L. Newman
Illustrating Time Traveler Extraordinaire

Lorelei Esther
Award-winning Time Traveler and Fictioneer