|Description:||According to one survey, more than 60 percent of the world's animated television shows originate in Japan. In early 1979, a cartoon series about giant robots, "Mobile Suit Gundam, " made its debut on Japanese television. It was not a hit. Scheduled to run for 12 months, the plug was about to be pulled after just 10 months. The "Gundam" shows became the basis of a sprawling series of cartoons, movies, comic books, video games, best-selling toys and more.
Anime is imbued with a sense of social energy|