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Seitō – A 1910s Japanese Magazine Exclusively For Women

Atlas Obscura have written a brilliant article about a Japanese women's magazine called Seitō. Initially created as a collection of work for women and by women, it slowly became a feminist movement on its own after the Japanese government moved to ban its publication. This only spurred the writers to continue. Feminist Hideko Fukuda wrote …

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The National Film Center of Japan Uploads 60 Animated Films From 1917 To 1941

The idea of Japanese animated films from the modernist era will blow the minds of anyone with an interest in... anything! The National Film Center of Japan have kindly uploaded 60 films from 1917 to 1941, each one primitive as the other. But when you think these creations were the foundations of masterpieces like Astro Boy and Kimba …

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Geinoh Yamashirogumi’s Akira Score To Be Reissued On Vinyl

The original score to the 1988 anime classic will be re-released on vinyl thanks to Milan Records. In case you missed the new, Milan Records confirmed via Twitter in August that the Akira’s Symphonic Suite Akira will be reissued. This is not to be mistaken for the OST (AKIRA: The Original Japanese Soundtrack), which featured …