History WesternAnimation / Hashimotosan

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Hashimoto is credited by animation historians as the first serious attempt to create a largely sympathetic Japanese protagonist for the medium. Rather than the vile Japanese enemies depicted in the {{Wartime Cartoon}}s, and the Asian manservants and sidekicks prevalent in the American fiction of the time. He was introduced in 1959, created by director Rokuro "Bob" Kuwahara (1901-1964).

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Hashimoto is credited by animation historians as the first serious attempt to create a largely sympathetic Japanese Asian protagonist for the medium. Rather than the vile Japanese enemies depicted in the {{Wartime Cartoon}}s, and the Asian manservants and sidekicks prevalent in the American fiction of the time. He was introduced in 1959, created by director Rokuro "Bob" Kuwahara (1901-1964).
30th Dec '17 7:46:07 PM freyalorelei
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Kuwahara had been born in UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}}. His family moved to the United States c. 1910. He entered the animation field in 1932 when hired by the Creator/WaltDisney animation studio. He worked in the storyboard department for animated shorts, such as the WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies entry ''Who Killed Cock Robin?'' (1935) and the MickeyMouse entry ''Thru the Mirror'' (1936). He was also involved in the story department of a feature film, ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' (1937). He left the Disney studio in 1937, starting work in Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII derailed Kuwahara's career as he spend "three hectic years" (as descibed by Bob himself) in an internment camp for Japanese Americans. He tried his hand as a comic strip artist from 1945 to 1950. But returned to animation when hired by Paul Terry in 1950. Nine years later, Kuwahara got to create his own character. He wanted to have the series serve to introduce American audiences to "positive images of Japan".

Hashimoto was accompanied by a supporting cast: his wife Hanako, his son Saburo, his daughter Yoriko/Yuriko, ... and an American best friend. Said best friend was an American reporter going by the name of G.I.Joe. In probable reference to a term for United States military personnel, popularized by cartoonist Dave Breger (1908-1970) during World War II. How the two met was never explained. Hashimoto was at times the actual protagonist, and at times the narrator to an old legendary story. Introducing Joe-san and the audience to the many "charms and mysteries" of his native land. While the main characters spoke English, secondary characters could be heard using genuine Japanese vocabulary. Though nothing too complex, terms such as "banzai" and "kawaii". The series was also noted for some "authentic Japanese touches" such as correct use of futons, shamisen, etc. .

Theatrical shorts featuring Hashimoto-san and ancillary characters remained in production until 1963. By the time the series ended, Terrytoons had ceased producing most of its theatrical animated series. Turning its attention to creating animated television series. Hashimoto-san turned up in his own segment at the ''Hector Heathcote Show'' (1963-1965). But when that show also ended, Hashimoto-san joined the ranks of Terrytoons' defunct characters.

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Kuwahara had been born in UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}}. His family moved to the United States c. 1910. He entered the animation field in 1932 when hired by the Creator/WaltDisney animation studio. He worked in the storyboard department for animated shorts, such as the WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies entry ''Who Killed Cock Robin?'' (1935) and the MickeyMouse entry ''Thru the Mirror'' (1936). He was also involved in the story department of a feature film, ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' (1937). He left the Disney studio in 1937, starting work in Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII derailed Kuwahara's career as he spend spent "three hectic years" (as descibed described by Bob himself) in an internment camp for Japanese Americans. He tried his hand as a comic strip artist from 1945 to 1950. But 1950, but returned to animation when hired by Paul Terry in 1950. Nine years later, Kuwahara got to create his own character. He wanted to have the series serve to introduce American audiences to "positive images of Japan".

Hashimoto was accompanied by a supporting cast: his wife Hanako, his son Saburo, his daughter Yoriko/Yuriko, ... and an American best friend. Said best friend was an American reporter going by the name of G.I.Joe. In Joe, in probable reference to a term for United States military personnel, popularized by cartoonist Dave Breger (1908-1970) during World War II. How the two met was never explained. Hashimoto was at times the actual protagonist, and at times the narrator to an old legendary story. Introducing story, introducing Joe-san and the audience to the many "charms and mysteries" of his native land. While the main characters spoke English, secondary characters could be heard using genuine Japanese vocabulary. Though vocabulary, though nothing too complex, complex: terms such as "banzai" and "kawaii". The series was also noted for some "authentic Japanese touches" such as correct use of futons, shamisen, etc. .

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Theatrical shorts featuring Hashimoto-san and ancillary characters remained in production until 1963. By the time the series ended, Terrytoons had ceased producing most of its theatrical animated series. Turning series, turning its attention to creating animated television series. Hashimoto-san turned up in his own segment at the ''Hector Heathcote Show'' (1963-1965). But when that show also ended, Hashimoto-san joined the ranks of Terrytoons' defunct characters.



* AttackTheTail: Toyed with. In "So Sorry, Pussycat", the cat is unable to defeat Hashimoto-san and Saburo. Until it captures their tails with its paws.
* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: In "So Sorry, Pussycat", Hashimoto-san decides to teach Saburo fishing. Partly for teaching him survival skills, partly for "Japanese father-son type togetherness". While Saburo doesn't complain, he is rather confused. "Papa-san, why must we fish when fish not our food?" [[spoiler:When they are both threatened by a cat, Hashimoto-san offers the fish to the cat as an alternative food source. Hashimoto explains that this why the activity is an important survival skill. "Keep cat fed, save our head."]]

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* AttackTheTail: Toyed with. In "So Sorry, Pussycat", the cat is unable to defeat Hashimoto-san and Saburo. Until Saburo until it captures their tails with its paws.
* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: In "So Sorry, Pussycat", Hashimoto-san decides to teach Saburo fishing. Partly fishing, partly for teaching him survival skills, partly for "Japanese father-son type togetherness". While Saburo doesn't complain, he is rather confused. "Papa-san, why must we fish when fish not our food?" [[spoiler:When they are both threatened by a cat, Hashimoto-san offers the fish to the cat as an alternative food source. Hashimoto explains that this why the activity is an important survival skill. "Keep cat fed, save our head."]]



** The plot of "Doll Festival" is based on the Hinamatsuri festival. Hanako and Yuriko have worked for "many weeks" to create a doll for the festival. Saburo has created his own "hero samurai doll". The family transfers the dolls from their residence to a display location. But a "kabuki doll" displayed with the others is actually a cat in disguise. Spelling trouble for the family.

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** The plot of "Doll Festival" is based on the Hinamatsuri festival. Hanako and Yuriko have worked for "many weeks" to create a doll for the festival. Saburo has created his own "hero samurai doll". The family transfers the dolls from their residence to a display location. But a "kabuki doll" displayed with the others is actually a cat in disguise. Spelling disguise, spelling trouble for the family.



* {{Invisibility}}: In "House of Hasmitoto", Hashimoto-san narrates the tale of an invisible mouse. From his birth with this unusual condition , to growing up a fighter, and to saving his people from a giant cat. Before loosing his ability due to an accidental blow to the head. "But each month, at stroke of midnight when moon is full, he becomes invisible again. Until dawn". [[spoiler:The ending has all the conditions met and Hashimoto-san himself turning invisible. He was narrating his own story.]]

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* {{Invisibility}}: In "House of Hasmitoto", Hashimoto-san narrates the tale of an invisible mouse. From It begins from his birth with this unusual condition , condition, to growing up a fighter, and to saving his people from a giant cat. Before loosing cat before losing his ability due to an accidental blow to the head. "But each month, at stroke of midnight when moon is full, he becomes invisible again. Until dawn". [[spoiler:The ending has all the conditions met and Hashimoto-san himself turning invisible. He was narrating his own story.]]
18th Aug '17 2:43:12 PM xcountryguy
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* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Toyed with in "House of Hasmitoto". The audience gets to find out the secret of the narrator. [[spoiler:That he was the protagonist of the story narrated through the short. ]]But the other characters do not.

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* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Toyed with in "House of Hasmitoto". The audience gets to find out the secret of the narrator. [[spoiler:That he was the protagonist of the story narrated through the short. ]]But ]] But the other characters do not.



* {{Invisibility}}: In "House of Hasmitoto", Hashimoto-san narrates the tale of an invisible mouse. From his birth with this unusual condition , to growing up a fighter, and to saving his people from a giant cat. Before loosing his ability due to an accidental blow to the head. "But each month, at stroke of midnight when moon is full, he becomes invisible again. Until dawn". [[spoiler:The ending has all the conditions met and Hashimoto-san himself turning invisible. He was narrating his own story. ]]

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* {{Invisibility}}: In "House of Hasmitoto", Hashimoto-san narrates the tale of an invisible mouse. From his birth with this unusual condition , to growing up a fighter, and to saving his people from a giant cat. Before loosing his ability due to an accidental blow to the head. "But each month, at stroke of midnight when moon is full, he becomes invisible again. Until dawn". [[spoiler:The ending has all the conditions met and Hashimoto-san himself turning invisible. He was narrating his own story. ]]
25th Jul '15 9:28:47 PM nombretomado
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In comic books, Hashimoto-san stories were featured in ''New Terrytoons'' series (1962-1979). While not particularly well-remembered, a couple of these stories can be found online, scanned by fans of the old character. Hashimoto-san briefly returned to animation, as one of many classic Terrytoons characters receiving cameos in the [[MightyMouse Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures]] (1987-1988). But other than that, Hashimoto-san remains defunct.

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In comic books, Hashimoto-san stories were featured in ''New Terrytoons'' series (1962-1979). While not particularly well-remembered, a couple of these stories can be found online, scanned by fans of the old character. Hashimoto-san briefly returned to animation, as one of many classic Terrytoons characters receiving cameos in the [[MightyMouse [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures]] (1987-1988). But other than that, Hashimoto-san remains defunct.
8th Sep '14 11:59:07 AM ryanasaurus0077
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!!''Hashimoto-san'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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8th Sep '14 11:08:36 AM StFan
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'''''Hashimoto-san''''' is a relatively well-regarded character from the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} studio. An anthropomorphic UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese housemouse who practices martial arts, raises a family, and narrates tales to his friends.
Hashimoto is credited by animation historians as the first serious attempt to create a largely sympathetic Japanese protagonist for the medium. Rather than the vile Japanese enemies depicted in the [[WartimeCartoon Wartime Cartoons]], and the Asian manservants and sidekicks prevalent in the American fiction of the time. He was introduced in 1959, created by director Rokuro "Bob" Kuwahara (1901-1964).

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'''''Hashimoto-san''''' ''Hashimoto-san'' is a relatively well-regarded character from the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} studio. An anthropomorphic UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese housemouse who practices martial arts, raises a family, and narrates tales to his friends.
Hashimoto is credited by animation historians as the first serious attempt to create a largely sympathetic Japanese protagonist for the medium. Rather than the vile Japanese enemies depicted in the [[WartimeCartoon Wartime Cartoons]], {{Wartime Cartoon}}s, and the Asian manservants and sidekicks prevalent in the American fiction of the time. He was introduced in 1959, created by director Rokuro "Bob" Kuwahara (1901-1964).



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1st Sep '14 5:14:13 PM ryanasaurus0077
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31st Aug '14 8:06:06 PM ryanasaurus0077
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!!''Hashimoto-san'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!''Hashimoto-san'' !!This Terrytoon cartoon series provides examples of the following tropes:
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