Weekly clip lists

This is a list of the clips shown at each session. Anime titles are given in English and in transliterated Japanese. Director/staff names are given in Western order, personal name first.

SESSION 1 1917-59

News report featuring Nakamura Katana (Blunt Sword) 1917, dir. Junichi Kouchi, 2 mins The 4th anime known to be screened publicly in Japan.

Ad for Zakka Films compilation of early anime

Corporal Norakuro (Norakuro gocho), 1934, dir Yasuji Murata

Toybox Series No. 3: Picture Book 1936 (Omachabako Shirizu Dai San Wa – Ehon Senkyuhyakusanjurokunen), 1934, dir. Hajime Komatsuzawa – apparently a direct ripoff of 1933’s Black Cat Banzai

The Spider and the Tulip (Kumo to Tulip), 1943, dir. Kenzo Masaoka, 15 mins 29 sec

Momotaro’s Divine Sea Warriors (Momotaro Umi no Shinpei,) 1946, dir. Mitsuyo Seo, 74 mins. The first feature-length Japanese animation and the fourth longest animated feature in the world at the time.

Toei Animation infomercial for Hakujaden, 1956, aka Panda and the Magic Serpent,  starring Toei president Hiroshi Ohkawa. Includes footage from the movie and shots of the Toei animation studio at Nerima, with the team at work on Hakujaden.

SESSION 2 1960-69

Alakazam the Great, US version of Saiyuki, dir Daisaku Shirakawa, Taiji Yabushita, Osamu Tezuka, 1960

The Room, dir. Yoji Kuri, 1964

Wan Wan Chushingura (Watchdog Woof-Woof/Bow-Wow), dir  Daisaku Shirakawa, Kei Iijima 1963

Stories of a Street Corner (Aru Machikado no Monogatari), dir Eiichi Yamamoto, 1962

Male (Osu), dir. Eiichi Yamamoto, Osamu Tezuka, 1962

Tetsuwan Atom (live action TV), dir  ?, 1955

Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom) dir Osamu Tezuka, 1963

Galaxy Boy Troop (Ginga Shonentai), dir Ichiro Wakabayashi, Jiro Shimada, 1963

Marine Boy (Ganbare! Marine Kid), dir Haruo Osani, 1966

Speed Racer (Mach Go Go Go), dir Hiroshi Sasagawa, 1967

Princess Knight (Ribon no Kishi), dir Chikao Katsui, Kanji Akabori, 1967

Little Norse Prince (Taiyo no Oji Hols no Daiboken), dir Isao Takahata, 1968

SESSION 3 1970-79

Cleopatra (US title Cleopatra Queen of Sex), dir Osamu Tezuka, Eiichi Yamamoto, 1970

Tragedy of Belladonna (Kanashimi no Belladonna) dir Eiichi Yamamoto 1973

Tabi (Travel/The Trip) dir Kihachiro Kawamoto 1973

Lupin III (Lupin Sansei) 1st anime TV series dir Masaaki Osumi, 1971

Castle of Cagliostro (Lupin III Cagliostro no Shiro) dir Hayao Miyazaki 1979

Panda! Go Panda! (Panda Kopanda) dir Isao Takahata 1972

A Dog of Flanders (Flanders no Inu) dir Yoshio Kuroda 1975

Future Boy Conan (Mirai Shonen Conan) dir Hayao Miyazaki 1978

Robot anime opening credits: Gigantor (Tetsujin 28-go) dir Yonehiko Watanabe, Tadao Wakabayashi 1963, Astroganger dir Masashi Nitta, Kenjiro Yoshida 1972, Mazinger Z dir Yugo Serikawa, Tomoharu Katsumata 1972, Getter Robo dir Tomoharu Katsumata 1974, Great Mazinger dir Yugo Serikawa, Tomoharu Katsumata 1974

Gatchaman (Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman) aka Battle of the Planets dir  Hisayuki Toriumi 1972

Star Blazers (Uchu Senkan Yamato) dir Leiji Matsumoto, 1974

Mobile Suit Gundam (Kido Senshi Gundam) dir Yoshiyuki Tomino, 1979

Star of the Seine (La Seine no Hoshi) dir Yoshiyuki Tomino, Masaki Osumi, 1975

Rose of Versailles (Versailles no Bara) dir Tadao Nagahama, Osamu Dezaki, 1979

SESSION 4 1980-89

New Adventures of Gigantor (Shin Tetsujin 28-go) dir Tetsuo Imagawa 1980

Flower Angel (Hana no Ko Lunlun) dir Horoshi Shidara 1980

Dallos, dir Mamoru Oshii 1983

Bubble Gum Crisis, dir Katsuhito Akiyama 1987

Dragonball, 1st TV series dir  Daisuke Nishio, Minoru Okazaki, 1986

Urusei Yatsura, dir Mamoru Oshii, 1981

Maison Ikkoku, dir Kazuo Yamazaki, Naoyuki Yoshinaga, Takashi Anno, 1986

My Neighbour Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) dir Hayao Miyazaki 1988

Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen), dir Mamoru Shinzaki, 1983

SESSION 5 1990-99

Dragonball Z, 1986, dir Minoru Okazaki, Diasuke Nishio

Sailor Moon (Bishojo Senshi/Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) 1992, dir. Junichi Sato

Record of Lodoss War (Lodoss Senki), dir. Akinori Nagaoka and others, 1990

Dragon Half, 1993, dir Shinya Sadamitsu

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Oh Ki, 1992, dir. Hiroki Hayashi

Ocean Waves (Umi ga Kikoeru/I Can hear the Ocean), 1995, dir. Tomomi Mochizuki

Pokemon, 1997 (Pokemon Chronicles 2002), dir. Masamitsu Hidaka

Street Fighter II The Animated Feature, 1994, dir. Gisaburo Sugii

Ghost in the Shell (Kokaku Kidotai/Mobile Armoured Riot Police) 1995, dir Mamoru Oshii

Neon Genesis Evangelion, 1995, dir Hideaki Anno

Roujin Z, 1991, dir Hiroyuki Kitakubo

Perfect Blue, 1997, dir Satoshi Kon

SESSION 6, 2000-2009

The Powerpuff Girls dir Gennady Tartakovsky, Craig McCracken

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within trailer dir Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children dir Tetsuya Nomura

My Neighbours the Yamadas (Hohokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun) trailer  dir Isao Takahata

Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) trailer  dir Hayao Miyazaki

Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki) trailer dir Goro Miyazaki

Sky Crawlers trailer dir Mamoru Oshii

Paranoia Agent (Moso Dairinin) OP dir Satoshi Kon

Tokyo Godfathers trailer dir Satoshi Kon

5cm per Second (Byousoku 5 Centimetres) trailer dir Makoto Shinkai

Voices of a Distant Star (Hoshi no Koe) dir Makoto Shinkai

Ga-Ra-Ku-Ta – Mr. Stain on Junk Alley (Garakutadori no Stein) dir Ryuji Masuda

Man and Whale (Kocho-sensei to Kujira) short film dir Koji Yamamura

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo dir Mahiro Maeda

Urda: Third Reich, episode, dir Romanov Higa

SESSION 7, 10 ESSENTIAL MASTERPIECES

The Spider and the Tulip (Kumo to Tulip), Kenzo Masaoka, 1943

Panda and the Magic Serpent (Hakujaden), Taiji Yabushita, Kazuhiko Okabe,1956

Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom), Osamu Tezuka et al, 1963

Space Battleship Yamato (Uchu Senkan Yamato), Leiji Matsumoto, 1974

Mobile Suit Gundam (Kido Senshi Gundam), Yoshiyuki Tomino, 1979

Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (Chojiku Yosai Macross), Noboru Ishiguro, 1982

Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988

My Neighbour Totoro (Tonari no Totoro), Hayao Miyazaki, 1988Ghost in the Shell (Kokaku Kidotai), Mamoru Oshii, 1995

Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon, 1997

SESSION 8, 10 CREATIVE TALENTS

Suteneko Tora-chan (Little Tora the Abandoned Kitten), Kenzo Masaoka, 1947

The Cockpit, various,1993

Noboru Ishiguro fan compilation, made by Rheinhard for Anime Weekend Atlanta, 2007

Mobile Police Patlabor  (Kido Keisatsu Patlabor), TV series, Naoyuki Yoshinaga, 1989

Yoko Kanno in concert in Korea, playing music from Ragnorak OST

Opening sequence Cowboy Bebop TV

Only Yesterday (Omoide Poroporo), Isao Takahata, 1991

Cyber City Oedo 808, part 1, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1990

Kenju Giga (part of Fuyu no Hi/Winter Days), Kihachiro Kawamoto, 2003

Genius Party Beyond, various, 2008

Paranoia Agent (Moso Dairinin), Satoshi Kon, 2004

SESSION 9, KEY ANIME THEMES

1) Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies), Isao Takahata, 1988

2) Mazinkaiser, Masahiko Murata, 2001

3) Genocyber, Koichi Ohata, 1993

4) Keroro Gunso, TV, Junichi Sato, 2004

5) Tetsujin 28-Go (IronMan 28/Gigantor) Yasuhiro Imagawa, 2004 (NOTE: this clip wasn’t shown because we were running out of time. The DVD is available and well worth seeing.)

6) Hakaba Kitaro (Graveyard Kitaro), Kimitoshi Chioka, 2008

SESSION 10, POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENTS IN ANIME

Golgo 13: The Professional, Osamu Dezaki, 1983

My Neighbours the Yamadas, Isao Takahata, 1999

Justice Runners, Satoshi Tomioka, 2002

Usavich, Satoshi Tomioka, 2008

Yona Yona Penguin, Rintaro, 2010?

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Kimitoshi Chioka, 2008

Kangaeru Kat, ad for Titos PSP game Kangaeru EXIT, Satoshi Tomioka, 2008

NHK TV bridge, Satoshi Tomioka, 2008

Panyo Panyo DiGiCharat, Masato Takayanagi, 2002

Kotatsu Neko, Jun Aoki, 2008

Shogi Hour, Jun Aoki, 2008

Nara Deer Story, Jun Aoki, 2008

Gathering of Cats (Neko no Shuukai,) Makoto Shinkai, 2008

Attack of Higashimachi 2nd Borough, Shinji Kimura, 2007

Sancha Blues (Aromatic Tea Blues) Osamu Kobayashi, 2007

Uchujin Raikou Hiroshi no Baii (Alien Invasion from Space: Hiroshi’s Case,) Shojiro Nishimi, 2007

Wandaba Kiss, Atsushi Takeuchi, 2007

Reign: The Conqueror (Alexander Senki) Yoshinori Kanemori, 1977

Mysterious Cities of Gold (Taiyo no Ko Esteban) Bernard Deyries, Hisayuki Toriumi et al, 1982

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