Japanese Anime’s Prowess Is Evident In List Of 100 Influential Animation Sequences

Japanese Anime’s Prowess Is Evident In List Of 100 Influential Animation Sequences

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.

Source: Vulture, Crynchyroll


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