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Namakura Gatana
or is a short Japanese animated film produced by Jun'ichi Kōuchi in 1917. It was found in an antique shop in Osaka in March 2008. This film is a 4-minute silent short that tells a history about a samurai's foolish purchase of a dull-edged sword. It was released on June 30, 1917. Plot ''Namakura Gatana'' (translated into "dull-edged-sword") is a short comedy about a dim-witted samurai and his worn down sword which turns completely useless as he tries to fight even the weakest opponents. The samurai, trying to figure out why his old sword won't cut anyone he strikes, tries desperately to attack random townspeople who defend themselves and knock him out. References External links * * Category:1917 films Category:1917 animated films Category:1910s anime films Category:Anime short films Category:Samurai in anime and manga Category:1910s animated short films Category:Japanese films Category:Japanese silent films Category:Japanese black-and-white films Category:1917 short f ...
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1917 Animated Films
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Japanese Silent Films
Japanese may refer to: * Something from or related to Japan, an island country in East Asia * Japanese language, spoken mainly in Japan * Japanese people, the ethnic group that identifies with Japan through culture or ancestry ** Japanese diaspora, Japanese emigrants and their descendants around the world ** Foreign-born Japanese, naturalized citizens of Japan * Japanese writing system, consisting of kanji and kana * Japanese cuisine, the food and food culture of Japan See also * List of Japanese people * * Japonica (other) * Japonicum * Japonicus * Japanese studies {{disambiguation Category:Language and nationality disambiguation pages ...
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Japanese Films
This is a list of films produced in Japan in year order ordered by decade on separate pages. For an A-Z of films see :Category:Japanese films. Also see cinema of Japan. *List of Japanese films: Pre 1910 *Japanese films of the 1910s *Japanese films of the 1920s *Japanese films of the 1930s *Japanese films of the 1940s *Japanese films of the 1950s *Japanese films of the 1960s *Japanese films of the 1970s *Japanese films of the 1980s *Japanese films of the 1990s *Japanese films of the 2000s *Japanese films of the 2010s *Japanese films of the 2020s See also * Cinema of Japan External links *link not working properly* Japanese filmat the Internet Movie Database {{DEFAULTSORT:Japanese Films Japan * ...
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1910s Animated Short Films
Year 191 (CXCI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Apronianus and Bradua (or, less frequently, year 944 ''Ab urbe condita''). The denomination 191 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. Events By place Parthia * King Vologases IV of Parthia dies after a 44-year reign, and is succeeded by his son Vologases V. China * A coalition of Chinese warlords from the east of Hangu Pass launches a punitive campaign against the warlord Dong Zhuo, who seized control of the central government in 189, and held the figurehead Emperor Xian hostage. After suffering some defeats against the coalition forces, Dong Zhuo forcefully relocates the imperial capital from Luoyang to Chang'an. Before leaving, Dong Zhuo orders his troops to loot the tombs of the Han empero ...
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Samurai In Anime And Manga
were the hereditary military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan from the 12th century to their abolition in the 1870s. They were the well-paid retainers of the daimyo (the great feudal landholders). They had high prestige and special privileges such as wearing two swords. They cultivated the bushido codes of martial virtues, indifference to pain, and unflinching loyalty, engaging in many local battles. During the peaceful Edo era (1603 to 1868) they became the stewards and chamberlains of the daimyo estates, gaining managerial experience and education. In the 1870s samurai families comprised 5% of the population. The Meiji Revolution ended their feudal roles, and they moved into professional and entrepreneurial roles. Their memory and weaponry remain prominent in Japanese popular culture. Terminology In Japanese, they are usually referred to as , meaning 'warrior', or . According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character 侍 was or ...
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Anime Short Films
is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from Japan. In Japan and in Japanese, (a term derived from the English word ''animation'') describes all animated works, regardless of style or origin. However, outside of Japan and in English, ''anime'' is colloquial for ''Japanese animation'' and refers specifically to animation produced in Japan. Animation produced outside of Japan with similar style to Japanese animation is referred to as ''anime-influenced animation''. The earliest commercial Japanese animations date to 1917. A characteristic art style emerged in the 1960s with the works of cartoonist Osamu Tezuka and spread in following decades, developing a large domestic audience. Anime is distributed theatrically, through television broadcasts, directly to home media, and over the Internet. In addition to original works, anime are often adaptations of Japanese comics (manga), light novels, or video games. It is classified into numerous genres targeting various broad a ...
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1910s Anime Films
Year 191 (CXCI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Apronianus and Bradua (or, less frequently, year 944 ''Ab urbe condita''). The denomination 191 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. Events By place Parthia * King Vologases IV of Parthia dies after a 44-year reign, and is succeeded by his son Vologases V. China * A coalition of Chinese warlords from the east of Hangu Pass launches a punitive campaign against the warlord Dong Zhuo, who seized control of the central government in 189, and held the figurehead Emperor Xian hostage. After suffering some defeats against the coalition forces, Dong Zhuo forcefully relocates the imperial capital from Luoyang to Chang'an. Before leaving, Dong Zhuo orders his troops to loot the tombs of the Han empero ...
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1917 Films
1917 in film was a particularly fruitful year for the art form, and is often cited as one of the years in the decade which contributed to the medium the most, along with 1913. Secondarily the year saw a limited global embrace of narrative film-making and featured innovative techniques such as continuity cutting. Primarily, the year is an American landmark, as 1917 is the first year where the narrative and visual style is typified as "Classical Hollywood". __TOC__ Events *January – ''Panthea'' is released, the first film from the company that Joseph Schenck formed with his wife, Norma Talmadge, after leaving Loew's Consolidated Enterprises. *February – Buster Keaton first meets Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in New York and is hired as a co-star and gag man. *April 9 – Supreme Court of the United States rule in Motion Picture Patents Co. v. Universal Film Manufacturing Co. which ends the Motion Picture Patents Company appeal and results in the end of the company. *April 23 – Rele ...
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Namakura-gatana (1917) Toy Movie Filmstrip
or is a short Japanese animated film produced by Jun'ichi Kōuchi in 1917. It was found in an antique shop in Osaka in March 2008. This film is a 4-minute silent short that tells a history about a samurai's foolish purchase of a dull-edged sword. It was released on June 30, 1917. Plot ''Namakura Gatana'' (translated into "dull-edged-sword") is a short comedy about a dim-witted samurai and his worn down sword which turns completely useless as he tries to fight even the weakest opponents. The samurai, trying to figure out why his old sword won't cut anyone he strikes, tries desperately to attack random townspeople who defend themselves and knock him out. References External links * * Category:1917 films Category:1917 animated films Category:1910s anime films Category:Anime short films Category:Samurai in anime and manga Category:1910s animated short films Category:Japanese films Category:Japanese silent films Category:Japanese black-and-white films Category:1917 short f ...
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Samurai
were the hereditary military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan from the 12th century to their abolition in the 1870s. They were the well-paid retainers of the daimyo (the great feudal landholders). They had high prestige and special privileges such as wearing two swords. They cultivated the bushido codes of martial virtues, indifference to pain, and unflinching loyalty, engaging in many local battles. During the peaceful Edo era (1603 to 1868) they became the stewards and chamberlains of the daimyo estates, gaining managerial experience and education. In the 1870s samurai families comprised 5% of the population. The Meiji Revolution ended their feudal roles, and they moved into professional and entrepreneurial roles. Their memory and weaponry remain prominent in Japanese popular culture. Terminology In Japanese, they are usually referred to as , meaning 'warrior', or . According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character 侍 was or ...
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Anime News Network
Anime News Network (ANN) is a news website that reports on the status of anime, manga, video games, Japanese popular music and other related cultures within North America, Australia, Southeast Asia and Japan. The website offers reviews and other editorial content, forums where readers can discuss current issues and events, and an encyclopedia that contains many anime and manga with information on Japanese and English staff, theme music, plot summaries, and user ratings. Founded in July 1998 by Justin Sevakis, the site operated the magazine ''Protoculture Addicts'' from 2005 to 2008. The website has separate versions of its news content aimed toward audiences in four separate regions: the United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and an international version. History The website was founded by Justin Sevakis in July 1998. In May 2000, CEO Christopher Macdonald joined the website editorial staff, replacing editor-in-chief Isaac Alexander. In July 2002, A ...
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Reuters
Reuters () is an international news organisation owned by Thomson Reuters. It employs around 2,500 journalists and 600 photojournalists in about 200 locations worldwide. Reuters is one of the largest news agencies in the world. The agency was established in London in 1851 by the German-born Paul Reuter. It was acquired by the Thomson Corporation in 2008 and now makes up the media division of Thomson Reuters. History 19th century Paul Reuter worked at a book-publishing firm in Berlin and was involved in distributing radical pamphlets at the beginning of the Revolutions in 1848. These publications brought much attention to Reuter, who in 1850 developed a prototype news service in Aachen using homing pigeons and electric telegraphy from 1851 on, in order to transmit messages between Brussels and Aachen, in what today is Aachen's Reuters House. Reuter moved to London in 1851 and established a news wire agency at the London Royal Exchange. Headquartered in London, Reuter's company ...
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Antique Shop
. An antique shop (or antiques shop) is a retail store specializing in the selling of antiques. Antiques shops can be located either locally or, with the advent of the Internet, found online. An antiques shop can also be located within an antique mall, where an individual antique seller can open a booth or stall and display their personal or family items for sale within the mall. These mini-malls are a form of consignment shop, and are often located inside where previous large retailers such as grocery stores have moved out or closed outright. Normally stores' stock is sourced from auctions, estate sales, flea markets, garage sales, etc. Many items may pass through multiple antiques dealers along the product chain before arriving in a retail antiques shop. By their very nature, these shops sell unique items and are typically willing to buy items, even from individuals. The quality of these items may vary from very low to extremely high and expensive, depending on the nature and lo ...
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1917 In Anime
This is a list of anime by release date which covers Japanese animated productions that were made between 1917–1938. Anime in Japan can be traced back to three key figures whom in the early 20th century started experimenting with paper animation. It is unknown when the first animated film was made, but historians have tied the year 1917 as being the key date. Very few of the first animations that were made survive to this day due to the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake. At one point it was even thought that all animated works made before the earthquake were lost until the discovery of two films in 2008. Production of animated works resumed again after the earthquake, and by the early/mid 1930s sound, and cel animation were starting to appear. Later in the decade, Japan went to war with China, resulting in paper needed for the war to be used sparingly. As a result, new manga stories disappeared from the public while the Japanese government stepped in to regulate what was being released ...
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