The Anime History You Don't Know

The Anime History You Don't Know

You may think because you've logged impressive viewing hours, you know everything about anime. Sorry, you don't. There's more history to be discovered.

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Since this past February, Twitter site Anime in History has been unearthing historical images from the National Anime Archives. These are rare and unseen photos that show just how important anime has been through the last century.

For example, you thought Attack on Titan only started in 2009? Silly you! The top image dates from 1945.

Let's have a look at some of the impressive images Anime in History has photoshopped collected:

The Anime History You Don't Know

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John D. Rockefeller with John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Robert Edward O. Speedwagon, 1915.

The Anime History You Don't Know

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France, 1915.

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Amelia Earhart and Nausicaä, 1921.

The Anime History You Don't Know

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Chicago speakeasy, 1924.

The Anime History You Don't Know

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Having tea, 1930.

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Albert Einstein with Gendo Ikari, 1931.

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London, 1940.

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Archer and Humphrey Bogart, 1942.

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New York, 1943.

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Berlin, 1945.

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St. Louis, Missouri, November 4, 1948.

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London, 1958.

If you like these images -- and really, if you don't, you make me sad -- be sure to follow Anime in History on Twitter or peruse the picture index on Tumblr.

The Anime History You Don't Know

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Gallipoli, 1915.

Hat tip to Twitter user Neontaster!


Comments

    Absolutely disgusting.

    Except for R.E.O Speedwagon, that shit's canon.

      Yeah that is just a screen from the anime isn't it.

    Hey chicago, don't upset the the bartender or else you go bye bye by being puched over the great lakes into good ol canada

    Some of the were cool, some, not so much....Until I got to the last one. That last one was brilliant!!!

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