How anime took off in the United States

The origins of anime, and how it got to America

Osamu Tezuka depicted with his manga characters.
Tezuka pioneered a generation of manga, ranging from every genre imaginable.
Astro Boy was a commercial success both as a manga and later as an adapted anime.

A critical gap in American media

A bike chase clip from the opening of Akira.
Protagonist Goku from Dragon Ball Z.

Multi-platform marketing and trans-media world building

Pokemon Cards first began at the advent of Pokemon, and have since grown to global popularity.
A cinematic opening to an early Pokemon handheld video game.

Aesthetic cohesion and problems of the industry

Demon Slayer

In Conclusion

The core protagonists of Gundam Wing.

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