It’s been 50 years since Astro Boy, the first 30 min. Japanese TV animation series was broadcasted in 1963. Since then, a lot of TV animations have been produced and Japan has cultivated its unique animation culture.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary, Suginami Animation Museum holds the exhibitions in series to introduce the history of Japanese TV animations. This first exhibition focuses on how Astro Boy series was born and Studio Zero, the animation studio established by manga artists who lived in Tokiwa apartment then.
Along with the exhibition, screening of some animation works Studio Zero was involved in are held at the Anime Theater.
Period: April 17, 2013 – July 15, 2013
Venue: Suginami Animation Museum
Closed every Monday
Admission fee: free
The animation works screened at the Anime Theater:
Astro Boy (produced in 1963)
Osomatsu kun (produced in 1966)
Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae (produced in 1968)
©Tezuka Productions/©Fujiko Pro/©Fujiko Studio/©Ishimori Pro/©Fujio Pro/©Toei Animation
Picture: Shinichi Suzuki