Anime-Inspired Art by Mayi Bashou Wang

Futuristic warriors, sorcerers and strange creatures all created with meticulous attention to detail

As early as in the 1920s, China saw the first experiments in the world of manga and animation thanks to the introduction of lithographic printing derived from the West. The later years of political turmoil prevented the new industry from growing and the grassroots of Chinese manhua culture were swept away by the Cultural Revolution. When China opened up after the reform, Japan was already …

The Dawn of Japanese Animation

In a city awash with museums and galleries, navigating New York's rich cultural landscape can be a daunting task, even for the well-versed local. Still, sometimes the weekly choice of what to do is refreshingly simple. Dawn of Japanese Animation 13-16 February 2008 Japan Society 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 map tel. +1 212 832 1155

Steamboy

Director of the anime classic Akira, Katsuhiro Ôtomo's long anticipated Steamboy has hit the theaters. Despite taking place in Victorian England, its themes touch upon the present. Incorporating CGI and cell animation, the themes of industrialization, war, and humanity are woven into a visually stunning story around a young boy named Ray Steam.