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Astro Boy’s Tell-All Book

Stone Bridge Press has recently published The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution by Frederik L. Schodt. A wonderful assemblage of knowledge and research regarding the influence of artist and animator Osamu Tezuka, the book uses the Mighty Atom creative property (known to Westerners as Astro Boy) to perceive, interpret and understand both Tezuka’s ingenuity and the evolution of Japan’s circulated-comic and moving picture markets. The Astro Boy Essays lends perspective; it traces the personal and professional ambitions of Osamu Tezuka through his creation of Astro Boy, and as a result, traces the evolution and rise of manga and anime.

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