Some creators of these works cite anime as a source of inspiration, for example the French production team for that moved to Tokyo to collaborate with a Japanese production team.
Puppets of the theater and prints are considered ancestors of characters of most Japanese animations.
It is classified into numerous genres targeting various broad and niche audiences.
It was also the until it was overtaken by 's 2016 film.
There has been a rise in sales of shows to television stations in Japan, caused by with.