By 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 potent Atom or Astro Boy, a comic book sequence that includes a lovable little android who yearns to be extra human. The heritage of Tetsuwan Atomu and Tezuka’s position in it's a highway map to figuring out the improvement of recent media in Japan and the USA. subject matters comprise Tezuka’s existence, the paintings of animation, the relationship among myth robots and expertise, spin-offs, and Astro Boy’s cultural impact.
Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and writer of diverse books approximately Japan, together with Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan. He frequently 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 promoting of eastern modern pop culture.
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