This past weekend I went with a couple of friends to visit the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to see their exhibition on Japanese comics and animation.
According to their description: “This electrifying traveling exhibition explores the history, aesthetics and production of Japanese animation from its earliest beginnings up through the cinematic successes and popular heroes of the late 1970s serials, and on to the current computer and video game manifestations of this cultural phenomenon. “ANIME!” illustrates the fascination of anime and its dramatic and often breathtaking, visual language. On view are rare collectors’ items and artwork that has seldom been seen outside of Japan.”
And here, for your viewing pleasure, some pictures:
-posted by Shirley Mak