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Centuries of anime history: New book traces disputed origins of Japan's worldwide phenomenon

Kumi Matsumaru writes: "With her new book, Japanese Animation: From Painted Scrolls to Pokemon, art historian Brigitte Koyama-Richard hopes to prove to Western audiences an oft-denied link between the "high art" of ukiyo-e prints and emakimono illuminated scrolls and Japan's modern manga and anime."

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