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Dec. 12th, 2003 | 02:19 pm
music: David Bowie - Station to Station - 01 - Station to Station

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Q. Why do anime characters have such big eyes?
A. The practice of drawing anime characters with unusually large eyes dates back to the art form's founder, Osamu Tezuka. When he started drawing his most famous creation, Astroboy, he was inspired by the famous cartoon character Betty Boop and her enormous eyes. After the success of Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy), other manga and anime artists began to copy Tezuka, and a trend was born.

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Junior Kickstart

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from: dointhepanic
date: Dec. 12th, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC)

HE'S PISSING DOWN YOUR CHIMNEY

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baddaymonkey

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from: baddaymonkey
date: Dec. 13th, 2003 10:42 am (UTC)

It was also the fact that he was very good friends with Walt Disney that inspired the big eyes...

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