Speech: History of anime & 2 Famous anime creators

Essay by takito November 2006

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Topic: Anime

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform you about the history of anime, when was the first animation produced in Japan, when modern anime was formed and also inform you about two of it's most famous and talented creators

Thesis statement: The first animation produced in Japan in 1907, modern anime was formed in 1958 and Osamu Tezuka and Hayao Miyazaki are among the most famous creators of anime


I. What is anime?

II. ;What is manga?


I. First animations

A. Earliest animation in 1907

B. Themes and influences

C. First talking animation & first feature length film

II. Modern anime

A. Toei Studios & first colour feature film (theme and influences)

B. First TV anime

III. Osamu Tezuka "God of Manga"

A. Influences (how the big eyes emerged)

B. Revolutions in his animation

C. Feature anime films from Osamu Tezuka

IV. Growth of anime

A. First "progressive anime"

B. First adult TV series

C. 1980's huge-cost anime films

V. Hayao Miyazaki

A. Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi awards

B. His first feature film

C. Studio Ghibli creation

Hello everyone, my name is ........ and I will talk to you about anime. But, what exactly is anime? As even Merriam-Webster's dictionary reports, anime is an animation style originating from Japan and it is short for animation; from the English word. Also, I would like to introduce you to another term I'm going to use today which is manga. Manga refers to a comic book style that originates from Japan as well. Although, these terms are maybe keen to some of you, few know that Japanese people refer to all comic books and cartoons, independent of style and origination, as manga and anime respectively.

As "The Anime Encyclopaedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917" reports,