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

by Frederik L. Schodt

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Overview

The pioneering genius of Japan’s “God of Comics,” Osamu Tezuka (1928–89), is examined through his life’s masterwork: Tetsuwan Atomu, also known as Mighty Atom or Astro Boy, a comic series featuring a cute little android who yearns to be more human. The history of Tetsuwan Atomu and Tezuka’s role in it is a road map to understanding the development of new media in Japan and the United States. Topics include Tezuka’s life, the art of animation, the connection between fantasy robots and technology, spin-offs, and Astro Boy’s cultural impact.

Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and author of numerous books about Japan, including Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan. He often served as Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter. In 2009 he was received the The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the introduction and promotion of Japanese contemporary popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611725162
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Fluent in spoken and written Japanese, Frederik L. Schodt is an author, interpreter, and translator who has written extensively on Japanese culture and Japan-U.S. relations. His classic Manga! Manga! introduced the English-speaking world to Japanese comics culture.

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The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
BrideoftheFox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is a fan of anime and manga must read this book!
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