new Japanese publication on early anime history

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Dear list members,

I'd like to draw your attention to this recently published Japanese book on the beginnings of Japanese animation up to, roughly, the 1920s:

Watanabe Yasushi, Matsumoto Natsuki, Frederick S. Litten: Nippon Anime Sôseiki. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2020. ISBN: 978-4-08-781687-7

More information (in Japanese) can be found on the publisher's website:

However, concerning part 3 of this book, which is based on my 2017 book "Animated Film in Japan until 1919", please take a look at my comment at

Best wishes

Frederick S. Litten