In 1854, together with the introduction of Japan to foreign commerce, the technology produced at the West were introduced into and immediately embraced by many in Japan. This ushers in the age of Japanese cartoon in 1914 with the oldest anime being initially screened in 1917 using a two second clip of a folk story and also humor about a samurai warrior.
From the 1930s, the arcade market has gained a substantial quantity of attention in Japan. Regrettably, the regional Japanese animators needed to manage a great deal of rivalry, both from overseas and local animators. Because of this, Japanese animators have been made to work and consequently, they picked for its animation technique known as cutout cartoon, rather than the costlier cel animation. But, with cutout animation, Japanese animators like Yasuji Murata were able to make wonders. Later on, animators like Masaoka and Mitsuyo Seo enhanced the Japanese animation industry, amongst others, using cel cartoon and by introducing audio.
The accomplishment of the Japanese animators was more commendable since it was challenging to survive commercially. In addition they needed to rely heavily upon the support of authorities, which involves an obligation to add educational and militaristic propaganda. In any case, Japanese cartoon was heavily affected by the victory of this 1937 feature movie by the Walt Disney Company, known as"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". For example, Osamu Tezuka began to mimic American design animations to decrease costs and restrict the amount of frames in manufacturing and that generated the most popular graphic novel called"Shintakarajima" in 1947.
From the 1970s, the Japanese film market shrunk thanks to the growing competition from television that finally resulted in the insolvency of Mushi Productions. On the other hand, the work of Osamu Tezuka managed to endure this competition. His identifying"big eyes" style in cartoon still stays among the basic elements of anime now.
Other noteworthy landmarks for the Japanese animation industry comprise the launch of"Akira" from the 1980s which has seen huge success in the Western and international exchange market, along with the boom in manufacturing in the 1990s as a result of launch of"Ghost in the Shell". Additional in 2008, Doraemon was formally appointed as the very first Anime Ambassador by Western authorities so as to advertise anime globally. These led to the achievement of the cartoon sector of Japan we know now.