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

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ISBN-10: 1933330546

ISBN-13: 9781933330549

Edition: 2007

Authors: Frederik L. Schodt

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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.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 7/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
A national icon
How "Mighty Atom" came to be
Designing a world
Mighty Atom, TV star
Go, go, go Astro Boy!
An interface between man and robot
A medley of messages
A complicated relationship
Afterword
Japanese and English manga titles
Japanese and English animation episode titles
Notes
Bibliography
Index