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Experience 100 Years of Anime in 15 Minutes With This Epic Supercut

2017 was a very special year in the history of Japanese animation: 1917 saw the release of an animated short called The Dull Sword, meaning anime is officially a century old.

The year saw several events marking the occasion, including the opening of a free online archive of classic anime. Now a new video on YouTube compresses the entire 100 years of Japanese animation into 15 minutes.

The supercut, which begins with The Dull Sword and ends with Mr. Osomatsu, with 120 other fan favorites in between, features a song called “Tsubasa o Motsu Mono ~Not an angel Just a dreamer~.” It’s composed by Kohei Tanaka and features 23 vocalists, including Isao Sasaki, Ichiro Mizuki, May’n and Wake Up, Girls!.

How many of the series and films did you recognize?

Source: Anime Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.