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Four Encounters

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ISBN-10: 1932234446

ISBN-13: 9781932234442

Edition: 2003

Authors: Osamu Tezuka, Vertical Inc. Staff

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Osamu Tezuka, the godfather of manga, brings ancient India to steaming, vivid life in this majestic biography of the Buddha. Volume 2 follows Siddhartha's upbringing and early manhood. Deftly intertwined with the traditional lore are Tezuka's colorful original characters. Tatta the pariah, Migaila the bandit, Bandaka the archer, and many others add depth and humor to Tezuka's moving masterpiece. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Vertical, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 411
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.01" long x 1.39" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Osamu Tezuka (1928-89) is the godfather of Japanese manga comics. He originally intended to become a doctor and earned his degree before turning to what was then a medium for children. His many early masterpieces include the series known in the U.S. as Astro Boy. With his sweeping vision, deftly interwined plots, feel for the workings of power, and indefatigable commitment to human dignity, Tezuka elevated manga to an art form. The later Tezuka, who authored Buddha, often had in mind the mature readership that manga gained in the sixties and that had only grown ever since. The Kurosawa of Japanese pop culture, Osamu Tezuka is a twentieth century classic.

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