Historians have recently discovered that animation fandom has existed in Japan for much longer than originally expected, and that Kyoto Animation, the studio behind Haruhi, Lucky Star, and K-On! was originally founded shortly after the capital of Japan moved from Kyoto to Edo, currently known as Tokyo.

At the time, children and adults alike were entertained by Kyoto Animation and their inventive animation system known as the “moetrope.”

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