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Anime with early CG (Computer Graphics)

This includes snippets of CG, to full on CG animations. Anything pre-1995.
1 Akira


CG was used to plot paths for falling blocks, Model effects parallaxing on backgrounds and tweak lighting and create lense flares.

High-Tech Lab. Japan Inc, Sumisho Electronic Systems, Inc, Wavefront Technologies

2 Bit the Cupid

Bit the Cupid

Mixed types of CG, mostly digital colouring.

Group TAC

3 Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Used a process called DGA (Digitally Generated Animation), which combines Cel animation and CG. TIMA software, used to single out a specific frame, selects items within that frame, and reshapes without disturbing the surrounding scene. Also used PRISMS (Production of Realistic Image Scene Mathematical Simulation), which is a procedural generation software.

System: AVID system.


4 Golgo 13: The Professional

Golgo 13: The Professional

Has one of the earliest uses of CG in an anime.

System: Links-1 computer

Toyo Links Co., Ltd, Osaka University's CG division

5 In Search of Axis

In Search of Axis

Polygon Pictures

6 Kojika Monogatari

Kojika Monogatari

Episode 2 was completely digitally coloured, also used to make sunlight effects.

Visual 80, Japan Computer Graphics Lab

7 Lensman


Japan Computer Graphics Lab, New York Institute of Technology

8 Macross Plus

Macross Plus

Blends cel and CG.

LINKS Corporation, Buildup Entertainment

9 Mac the Movie

Mac the Movie

Made on a 80's macintosh computer.

10 Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

First use of CG in the Gundam Franchise. Texture mapping is used on space colony side 1: Londenion and Sweetwater.

Toyo Links Co., Ltd

11 Nora


Random CG scene thrown in opening

Toyo Links Co., Ltd, Osaka University's CG division

12 On Your Mark

On Your Mark

Links Corporation

13 Pom Poko

Pom Poko

First Studio Ghibli move to use CG, used for 3 cuts. and for 30 seconds in the library.

14 Sailor Moon R: The Movie

Sailor Moon R: The Movie

Used on asteroid scene.

15 Shiawase no Katachi

Shiawase no Katachi

Opening intro is made to look like a arcade game opening.



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