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Tezuka’s Mushi Productions scored a major hit with the stylish Kimba the White Lion, which was the first full-color anime series and is based on Tezuka’s Jungle Taitei manga. Tezuka also adapted his 45 1950s magical-girl classic Ribon no Kishi to make Princess Knight, another landmark series, in 1967. With his remarkable creative energy, Tezuka influenced anime production just as decisively as he did the field of manga. His work also reveals how manga and anime were successfully overlapping and creating a market for Japanese cartoon art overseas.

Anime fan and blogger mustang87 expresses most viewers’ excitement. “Toonami was probably the greatest block of shows ever in Cartoon Network history,” the blogger writes. “This is what probably got most anime fans started (including myself ). I actually think back to all the violent, action-filled shows and think ‘Wow. ’”15 After a four-year hiatus Toonami returned to the Cartoon Network in 2012. It remains a good source for sampling a variety of today’s cutting-edge anime. 47 In 1997 the Cartoon Network began featuring a Saturday-night block of action-oriented animation made up mostly of classic anime series such as One Piece and Dragon Ball Z (pictured).

Many dojinshi, including Yoshitoshi Abe’s Haibane Renmei, have been made into successful anime. Inevitably, the lack of publishers’ control over dojinshi has enabled many of the amateur artists to dabble in pornography. Artists and fans alike seem to enjoy the spectacle of popular characters being placed in compromising situations. While much of this material is merely bawdy, it also reflects the Japanese acceptance of quite explicit sex and violence in manga and anime. 61 The Pokémon Phenomenon At the other end of the spectrum from explicit offerings aimed at adults are the cuddly creatures of Pokémon.

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