In the mids, the term anime began to supplant Japanimation. He equated the desolation with animators lacking motivation and with mass-produced, overly expressionistic products relying upon a fixed iconography of facial expressions and protracted and exaggerated action scenes but lacking depth and sophistication in that they do not attempt to convey emotion or thought. History of anime A cel from Namakura Gatana , the earliest surviving Japanese animated short made for cinemas, produced in Japanese animation began in the early 20th century, when Japanese filmmakers experimented with the animation techniques also pioneered in France, Germany, the United States and Russia. The work of Osamu Tezuka drew particular attention: The giant robot genre known as " mecha " outside Japan , for instance, took shape under Tezuka, developed into the Super Robot genre under Go Nagai and others, and was revolutionized at the end of the decade by Yoshiyuki Tomino who developed the Real Robot genre.
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