Posts Tagged ‘anime’

Oira no yakyu (Our Baseball Match)

May 22, 2016


“Oira no yakyu (Our Baseball Match),” early Japanese animation by Yokohama Cinema Shokai, 1931. Teams: Rabbits versus Tanukis (raccoon dogs).

Yasuji Murata (Director & Animator)
Chûzô Aochi (Director)
Benshi narration by Midori Sawato


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Hello Kitty in Space!

August 18, 2014

Hello Kitty in Space!

Japanese novelty manufacturer Sanrio has put a 1.6-inch-tall Hello Kitty figure into space on board a Hodoyoshi-3 satellite to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the fictional feline’s introduction.

Of course, this isn’t Kitty’s first space trip. Last year Lauren Rojas of Antioch, California launched Hello Kitty 93,625 feet into space as a seventh grade science fair project.


New Manga Museum … Maybe

June 14, 2009

New Manga Museum ... Maybe

The government of Japan is on the verge of establishing a national “Manga Museum” celebrating manga (comicbooks or “graphic novels”), anime (animated films and videos), video games and technology art. The proposed new National Center for Media Arts would be built in Tokyo by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs (文化庁, bunkachō).

There are indications that Tokyo’s prestigious Meiji University plans to open an amine/manga museum, but it is unclear whether the new government effort is in aid of the Meiji U project or would supplant or compete with it.