Vulture featured a list of Top 100 sequences that shaped the world of animation. The list was formulated only after the assimilation of thoughts and views of various experts and film analysts from different cinematic provinces.
The list featured the likes of films like Pantomimes Lumineuses by Charles-Émile Reynaud and Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo to some of the groundbreaking series like Dragon Ball Z and Batman: The Animated Series.
Several experts have given their words and entries into making up of this list, experts with historical comprehensiveness of the animation industry. The member of experts panel included names of Jerry Beck, Amelia Cook, Jason DeMarco, Maureen Furniss, Monique Henry-Hudson, Willow Catelyn Maclay, Linda Simensky, Koji Yamamura. The list featured 100 sequences from various animated pinnacles from the world of animation, including about 24 entries from Japan. It is to be mentioned, that list included only some specific sequences from the film/series and not the entirety of them, like the Super Saiyan sequence from Dragon Ball Z and the notorious nightclub sequence from Devilman Crybaby.
The Japanese entries that appeared in the list of 100 animated sequences that reformed the genre of animation forever, from oldest to newest, are mentioned below –
Kujira - dir. Noburo Ofuji
Panda and the Magic Serpent - dir. Taiji Yabushita and Kazuhiko Okabe
Astro Boy - dir. Osamu Tezuka
Ashita no Joe - dir. Osamu Dezaki
Belladonna of Sadness - dir. Eiichi Yamamoto
Space Battleship Yamato - dir. Leiji Matsumoto
Heidi, Girl of the Alps - dir. Isao Takahata
Space Runaway Ideon - dir. Yoshiyuki Tomini, Ichiro Itano (animator)
Super Dimension Fortress Macross - dir. Noboru Ishiguro
Voltron/Beast King GoLion - dir. Katsuhiko Taguchi
My Neighbor Totoro - dir. Hayao Miyazaki
Grave of the Fireflies - dir. Isao Takahata
Akira - dir. Katsuhiro Otomo
Sailor Moon - dir. Junichi Sato
Neon Genesis Evangelion - dir. Kazuya Tsurumaki
Pokémon (seizure sequence) - dir. Kiyotaka Isako
Perfect Blue - dir. Satoshi Kon
Cowboy Bebop - dir. Shinichiro Watanabe
Dragon Ball Z - dir. Daisuke Nishio
Adolescence of Utena - dir. Kunihiko Ikuhara
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - dir. Hironobu Sakaguchi
Spirited Away - dir. Hayao Miyazaki
Your Name. - dir. Makoto Shinkai
Devilman crybaby - dir. Masaaki Yuasa
Purpose of the list before its release was said to be an effort to emphasize on the influence that animated cinema has had over the global art, regardless of the place of its origin. The list specifically features the sequences that had the most long-lasting impact on the minds of viewers and readers and in any way helped the future generations of the animated film industry to come, rain or shine.
Which of the abovementioned sequences do you like the most? Which of them is most influential as per your views? Share what do you think of the list by Vulture with us in the comment section.
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