List of anime by release date (1939–1945)

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This is a list of anime by release date which covers Japanese animated productions that were made between 1939–1945.

English Name Japanese Name Romaji Format Original Release Date
Benkei and Ushiwaka 弁慶対牛若 Benkei tai Ushiwaka Film 1939[1][2]
Cat's Folktale ニャンの浦島 Nyan no urashima Short Film 1939[3]
Monkey and Crabs 新猿蟹合戰 Shin Sarukanigassen Short Film 1939[4]
Swim, Monkey, Swim! 泳げや泳げ Oyoge ya Oyoge Short Film 1939[5]
The Sea Eagle 海の荒鷲 Umi no arawashi Short Film 1939[6]
Kintaro's Training Day キンタロー体育日記 Kintarou Taiiku Nikki Short Film 1940[2]
Magician In The Dream 夢の魔術師 Yume no Majutsushi Short Film 1940[7]
The Quack Infantry Troop あひる陸戰隊 Ahiru rikusentai Short Film 1940[8]
The Pretend Butterfly Lady お蝶夫人の幻想 Ochofujinno genso Short Film 1940[9]
Arichan the Ant アリチャン Arichan Short Film 1941[10]
Attack on Fuku-chan フクちゃんの奇襲 Fuku-chan no kishū Short Film 1941[11]
Baby Kangaroo's Birthday Surprise カンガルーの誕生日 Kangaroo no Tanjoubi Short Film 1941[5][12]
Children and Handicraft 子供と工作 Kodomo to kōsaku Short Film 1941[13]
Jack and the Beanstalk ジャックと豆の木 Jakku to mame no ki Short Film 1941[14]
Our Marines お猿三吉 ぼくらの海兵団 Bokura no Kaiheidan Short Film 1941[2]
The Lazy Fox なまけぎつね Namakegitsune Short Film 1941[15]
Defeat of the Spies スパイ撃滅 Supai Gekimetsu Short Film 1942[2][16]
Mabo Fights Hard in the South Seas マー坊の南海奮戦記 Mabo no nankai funsen-ki Short Film 1942[17]
Momotaro's Sea Eagles 桃太郎の海鷲 Momotarou no Umiwashi Film 1942[2]
Mountain Mobilization お山の総動員 Oyama no Soudouin Short Film 1942[18]
Princess Kaguya かぐや姫 Kaguya Hime Short Film 1942[19]
Sankichi the Monkey: The Air Combat お猿の三吉~防空戦 Osaru no Sankichi: Boukuusen Short Film 1942[5]
Long Live Japan 日本 万歳 Nippon Banzai Short Film 1943[2]
Spider and Tulip くもとちゅうりっぷ Kumo to Tulip Short Film 1943[2][20]
The Battle of the Malay Sea マレー沖海戦 Maree oki kaisen Short Film 1943[21]
Fuku-chan's Submarine フクちゃん部隊出撃の歌 Fuku-chan no Sensuikan Short Film 1944[22]
Insect Heaven 昆虫天国 Konchu Tengoku Short Film 1945[23]
Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors 桃太郎 海の神兵 Momotarō: Umi no Shinpei Feature Film 1945[2][24]

Notable Births[edit]

  • June 26, 1940 - Satoshi Dezaki, director, producer, screenwriter.
  • January 5, 1941 - Hayao Miyazaki, director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, manga artist.[25]
  • November 18, 1943 - Osamu Dezaki (1943 – 2011), film director, screenwriter.[26]
  • April 21, 1944 - Toyoo Ashida (1944 – 2011), director, character designer, animator, animation director, screenwriter.

Notable Death[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benkei and Ushiwaka". The Roots of Japanese Anime. Episode 7. 1939. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Sharp, Jasper (23 September 2004). "Pioneers of Japanese Animation (Part 2)". Midnight Eye: The Latest and Best in Japanese Cinema. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Cat's Folktale". Japanese Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Monkey and Crabs". animation.filmarchives.jp. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Japanese Anime Classic Collection [Disc 4]". www.digital-meme.com. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  6. ^ "The Sea Eagle". Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Magician In The Dream". Japanese Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ "The Quack Infantry Troop". animation.filmarchives.jp. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ "お蝶夫人の幻想" (in Japanese). The National Film Center Japan. Retrieved July 14, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Arichan the Ant". animation.filmarchives.jp. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Attack on Fuku-chan". Japanese Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ "カンガルーの誕生日". Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Children and Handicraft". Japanese Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Jack and the Beanstalk". Japanese Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  15. ^ "The Lazy Fox". animation.filmarchives.jp. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  16. ^ "スパイ撃滅". Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  17. ^ Frenchy Lunning (2010). Fanthropologies. University of Minnesota Press. p. 83. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Mountain Mobilization". Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Princess Kaguya". Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Animage Top-100 Anime Listing". Anime News Network. January 15, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  21. ^ "The Battle of the Malay Sea". Japanese Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  22. ^ Peter B. High (2003). The Imperial Screen: Japanese Film Culture in the Fifteen Years' War, 1931-1945. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 471. ISBN 978-0-2991-8134-5. 
  23. ^ "Insect Heaven". Japanese Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  24. ^ Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917. Revised and Expanded Edition.—Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press, 2006.—P. 12.—ISBN 978-1933330105
  25. ^ Feldman, Steven (June 24, 1994). "Hayao Miyazaki Biography" (plain text) (Revision 2 ed.). Nausicaa.net. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Anime Director Osamu Dezaki Passes Away". Anime News Network. April 17, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  27. ^ "北山, 清太郎, 1888-1945". National Diet Library. Retrieved April 14, 2016.