A self preservation society for classic Japanese animation from the 1980s as well as the 1960s and 1970s.

From a humble beginning as a panel presentation on the anime of 1985 at a local convention in 2015, The Classic Anime Museum has grown into an endeavor to share one of the love’s of my life, classic anime. Part lost opportunities that soon become un-lost, part new experiences with properties long forgotten and part exploring entertainment from the ‘past’ in the ‘present’ (this almost sounds like saying the same things three times?), The Classic Anime Museum is my contribution to preserve Japan’s animation from the first three decades of what is considered the modern era of anime: the 1960s, 1970s and my beloved 1980s.

This will be an on-going library and diary of both my personal experience and impressions, but also a general reference encyclopedia for those who need a quick overview. My style is in the form of the creative essay more so than the standard critique, or review. The direction, or theme, for each posting depends upon my opinion of each production, real life experiences that remind me of each entry and creative improvised inspiration, plus some analysis from time to time.

Also, I will be including productions from time to time that were made primarily for us in the west, but used Japanese studios and production; many of the so-called ‘80s cartoons’ fit under this category.

Have fun and enjoy!

– J