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The History of Anime - The Origin and Evolution of Japanese Anime

In this one-time class, students will travel through time and space to learn about the history, development and evolution of anime from 1917 to 2022 through an immersive media presentation
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50 minute class
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Class Experience

A) Identify the source of inspiration for early Japanese animation

B) Explain the reason why virtually all of the old anime films (1917-1922) were lost or destroyed

C) Name and briefly describe the theme of the first anime TV series

D) Describe the influence and effects of "Astro Boy" on the anime industry

E) Identify the important shift that took place in the anime industry in the 1970s

F) Describe some unique characteristics and common themes of Studio Ghibli films

G) Define the meaning and briefly "otaku subculture" in the 1980s

H) Identify three reasons why anime became popular outside Japan in the 1990s

I) Describe how computer programs made the animation production process cheaper and faster

J) Briefly describe the history and evolution of online anime streaming
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.






Lives in the United States
Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, 7+ years of experience studying Japanese, and 2+ years of professional experience teaching children
27 total reviews
77 completed classes

About Me

Hello, my name is Nicholas. Thank you for visiting my teaching page on Outschool. 

I am passionate about the Japanese language and culture, and have previously lived in Tokyo, Japan for over two years. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts,... 
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