You may think because you've logged impressive viewing hours, you know everything about anime. Sorry, you don't. There's more history to be discovered.

Since this past February, Twitter site Anime in History has been unearthing historical images from the National Anime Archives. These are rare and unseen photos that show just how important anime has been through the last century.

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For example, you thought Attack on Titan only started in 2009? Silly you! The top image dates from 1945.

Let's have a look at some of the impressive images Anime in History has photoshopped collected:

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John D. Rockefeller with John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Robert Edward O. Speedwagon, 1915.

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France, 1915.

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Amelia Earhart and Nausicaä, 1921.

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Chicago speakeasy, 1924.

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Having tea, 1930.

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Albert Einstein with Gendo Ikari, 1931.

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London, 1940.

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Archer and Humphrey Bogart, 1942.

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New York, 1943.

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Berlin, 1945.

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St. Louis, Missouri, November 4, 1948.

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London, 1958.

If you like these images—and really, if you don't, you make me sad—be sure to follow Anime in History on Twitter or peruse the picture index on Tumblr.

[Photo: AniHistory]

Gallipoli, 1915.

(Hat tip to Twitter user Neontaster!)

Top photo: AniHistory

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

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