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Pokémon expert Patricia Hernandez describes the franchise’s appeal to young players and readers: “But wherever you went, there it was. Pokémon. Even then, during the late 90s, it wasn’t too hard to see why. Here’s this franchise about kids who go on adventures to become ‘Pokémon masters,’ and in practice what that really means is that you can leave home when you’re like 8 years old to see the world with your friends and pets. Pretty seductive, as a fantasy. )”22 Introduced in the United States in 1998, Pokémon has gone on to capture a worldwide audience.

They love to repeat the famous tagline Go Speed Racer, Go! And they might share a chuckle about the clumsiness of the animation—particularly the characters’ limited movement and rapid-fire dubbed dialogue. “This show is remembered for its goofy character designs, [primitive] animation and atrocious dub, as well as its memorable characters and over-the-top sensibilities,”11 remarks the website TV Tropes. Speed Racer was many Americans’ first encounter with anime, the Japanese form of animation. Anime would go on to achieve huge worldwide success with a variety of imaginative series and remains today one of Japan’s chief cultural exports.

The oldest surviving anime were produced in the year following the Tokyo earthquake by Kitayama’s apprentice, Sanae Yamamoto. These works include Obasuteyama (The Mountain Where Old Women Are Abandoned ) and Usagi to Kame (The Tortoise and the Hare). They were designed for accompaniment by music and a spoken narration, like other early silent films in Japan. The first anime with sound was Noburo Ofuji’s Kujira (Whale) of 1927, a film of animated silhouettes synchronized to the William Tell Overture.

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