Did you know that with the evolution of reproducible media, the invention of the moving image in film and animation resulted in the transformation of manga into what is now called anime in japan. The oldest known anime in existence was screened in 1917 - a two minute clip of a samurai trying to test a new sword on his target, only to suffer defeat. (though it was only pictures with a hand showing it) But the first published Japanese anime in Japan was Momotaro's Sea Eagles (1942).