Given name: 凹夫Family name: 下川
Birthday: Feb 5, 1892Website:
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Shimokawa Hekoten is considered to be one of the founding artists and pioneers of anime.
He was a political caricaturist and cartoonist, who worked for the magazine Tokyo Puck. He was hired by Tenkatsu to do an animation for them. The result was Imokawa Mukuzo, Genkanban no Maki - considered as the very first "true" animation film.
Being a first generation animator, he only managed to do five movies after withdrawing due to medical reasons.
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