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Friday, April 28 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The First Anime (w/Charles Dunbar)

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Its Astro Boy, right? That series from 1963 that brought television animation to life and would go on to start the medium we call anime. Wait, it’s NOT? This panel explores animation in Japan from 1917 to 1963, when the first commercial productions appeared, tested the boundaries of the medium, were thrown back after the war, and evolved into the landmark shows of that first groundbreaking year.

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Charles Dunbar

Zenkaikon 2017 Guest, Cultural Presenter
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokemon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin, ne... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]