This exhibition of the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, presented in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, offers stills, posters and other artwork from Japanese animated films and television shows – everything from POKEMON to DRAGONBALL Z, from SAILOR MOON to Katsuhiro Otomo’s groundbreaking 1988 science-fiction feature AKIRA.
From the official website:
This electrifying traveling exhibition explores the history, aesthetics and production of Japanese animation from its earliest beginnings up through the cinematic successes and popular heroes of the late 1970s serials, and on to the current computer and video game manifestations of this cultural phenomenon.
ANIME! illustrates the fascination of anime and its dramatic, and often breathtaking, visual language. On view are rare collectors’ items and artwork that has seldom been seen outside Japan. A portion of the exhibition is devoted to manga and its relationship to anime, providing a historical overview of the development of this “comic book” genre from 19th century Japanese woodcuts and book illustrations to the mass-produced manga of the present.
Location: The Grand Lobby and the Fourth Floor Gallery of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science Building – 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 247-3600
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Dates: May 15 through August 23
Public viewing hours: 10 am to 5pm on Tuesday – Friday; Noon to 6 pm on Saturday & Sunday. Closed Mondays and May 23–24.