Saturday, November 26, 2016

THE ASTROBOY ESSAYS (2007, Frederik L. Schodt)

Frederik L. Schodt. The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution. Berkeley California, Stone Bridge Press, 2007

PDF / English / 248 pages / 1933330546 / 978-1933330549 

The genius of Japan’s Manga No Kami-sama “God of Comics,” Osamu Tezuka (1928–89), is examined through a collection of essays on his masterpiece: Tetsuwan Atomu, Mighty Atom, or Astro Boy, a comic series and animation featuring an android who yearns to be more human, and fights for human peace. The most influential japanese pop character ever (and Japan's first animated TV series)  If you are a fan of anime, manga, or both, you will want to read this book.

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