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How Japan’s Lost Decade Reshaped Anime in the 90s

In the early 90s, Japan suffered a devastating economic recession that went on for decades. The effects of this recession were not lost on the anime industry.

While some studios struggled during this time, others flourished. This affected what manga was adapted into anime productions and studios increased outreach into western markets.

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Rowegn became an anime fan in the early 90s after renting Akira on VHS. The experience completely changed how he viewed animation as a medium and he has since logged thousands of hours watching anime. Despite his love for all anime both classic and modern, 90s anime will always be near and dear.

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