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AMPAS To Hold a Japanese Anime Exhibition In Beverly Hills [Update]

by dtshyk
May 3, 2009 9:50 PM | 16 Comments
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will hold an exhibition of Japanese TV and Film anime called "ANIME! High Art – Pop Culture" from May 15th till August 23rd.

The official website on Oscar.org

About 400 items such as the key animations, movies, character models are displayed in the Academy Galleries locates in Beverly Hills. The featured anime are as follows:
Akira
Dragon Ball Z
Ghost in the Shell
Sailor Moon
Pokemon
Princess Mononoke
Yu-Gi-Oh!

The same exhibition was held in Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt last year.

Source: Anime!Anime!

Update
AMPAS invites Miyazaki Hayao to the exhibition and holds a symposium on July 28th. Along with the symposium, "Spirited Away" will be shown at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on July 17th. Miyazaki will also give a lecture at University of California, Berkeley on July 25th.

Source: Anime!Anime!

16 Comments Recent Comments

I do admit the choices of YUGIOH, DBZ, Pokemon and Sailor Moon are unusual choices but you have to admit they probably were the most mainstream animes of the 90's you could say they really began the anime revolution. Yes anime was around before but it was still pretty obscure and an entire niche market compared to today.

Jul 2, 2009 3:57 PM by ShadowBlazer3000

That is awesome!

May 5, 2009 1:50 PM by BlackAssassin

Woo!

Fighting evil by moonlight
Winning love by daylight
Never running from a real fight
She is the one named Sailor Moon
She will...never turn her back on a friend
She is... always there to defend
She is...the one on whom we can depend

She is the one named Sailor.....
.... Sailor Venus
.... Sailor Mercury
.... Sailor Mars
..... Sailor Jupiter
With secret powers
All so new to her
She is the one named Sailor Moon

Fighting evil by moonlight
Winning love by daylight
With her Sailor Scouts to help fight
She is the one named Sailor Moon
She is the one named Sailor Moon
She is the one . . . Sailor Moon

May 5, 2009 10:10 AM by LolitaDecay

Heh Akira, haven't watched that in yeaars.

May 4, 2009 10:42 PM by Lvhina

Sailor Moon, G.i.a.S, and Princess Mononoke! :D

May 4, 2009 5:36 PM by Cookie-chan-

DBZ,Yu-Gi-Oh and Ghost in a Shell. Everything else I don't like so those are the only three things I would be looking at.

May 4, 2009 4:28 PM by Kenju

Teddy said:
I would've skipped Yu-gi-oh! and probably Pokemon too.


I would have skipped that entire list, with the possible exception of Princess Mononoke which I haven't seen. Not one of them is a series worth watching after you finish puberty.

May 4, 2009 10:55 AM by jacobpaige

Teddy said:
I would've skipped Yu-gi-oh!
No.

May 4, 2009 9:42 AM by llxwarbirdxll

Whoa, the location is right by UCLA... only a bus ride away. I'll be checking it out for kicks since it's free admission anyway =D

May 4, 2009 2:39 AM by Tekky99

No cyruz was right, about 400 items are displayed, they could easily be from the 7 shows posted.

I think it's actually a decent choice to gather non-animefans or potential anime fans, who wouldn't know about the non-hyped stuff. Though I would've skipped Yu-gi-oh! and probably Pokemon too. No wonder people think 'manga is for kiddies'.

May 4, 2009 2:31 AM by Teddy

Right, kinda missed that part and only read about the featured ones.

May 4, 2009 1:56 AM by cyruz

cyruz said:
Yeah really, they should show some of the newer stuff.
Well, they are screening 400 shows. One of them's bound to be recently made.

May 4, 2009 1:43 AM by llxwarbirdxll

Yeah really, they should show some of the newer stuff.

May 4, 2009 1:37 AM by cyruz

overmarketing the same stuff over and over again....

May 3, 2009 11:27 PM by Takuya-kun

nice o,0

May 3, 2009 11:03 PM by Corpse69

FUCK YEAH, YU-GI-OH!

May 3, 2009 9:55 PM by llxwarbirdxll

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