The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution

The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution

Frederik L. Schodt


The pioneering genius of Japan’s “God of Comics,” Osamu Tezuka (1928–89), is tested via his life’s masterwork: Tetsuwan Atomu, sometimes called Mighty Atom or Astro Boy, a comic book sequence that includes a lovely little android who yearns to be extra human. The background of Tetsuwan Atomu and Tezuka’s position in it's a street map to knowing the advance of latest media in Japan and the us. themes comprise Tezuka’s existence, the paintings of animation, the relationship among fable robots and expertise, spin-offs, and Astro Boy’s cultural impact.

Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and writer of various books approximately Japan, together with Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan. He usually served as Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter. In 2009 he used to be acquired the The Order of the emerging solar, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the creation and advertising of jap modern renowned culture.

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