What is The Classic Anime Museum?
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 the modern era of anime: the 1960s, 1970s and my beloved decade of the 1980s. Also I will include productions from time to time that were made primarily for us in the west, but used Japanese studios and production.
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. This site is for all of us who love classic anime from a time that seems a little far away and not yet forgotten. Each entry is not meant to be a review, or traditional criticism that many others do in regards to their analysis of Japanese animation. My version is in the form of the creative essay. The direction, or theme, for each entry depends upon my opinion of each production, real life experiences that remind me of each production and creative improvised inspiration. I will be the first to proclaim that I don’t follow grammatical rules as dogma, or proclaim to be an expert on the field of anime history. I am just a fan who wants to share something that I love in my own way through the written word.