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

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Stone Bridge Press, Jul 1, 2007 - Performing Arts - 248 pages
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A tribute to Japan's "god of manga" by his longtime American friend and translator.

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Astro boy made an incredibly impression on me as a young 8 year old boy. I enjoyed this work very much. Schodt did a wonderful job in exploring the person (Osamu Tezuka) behind the great creation of ... Read full review

The Astro Boy essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the manga/anime revolution

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Little robot hero Tetsuwan Atomu ("Mighty Atom"), called Astro Boy in the United States, is the best-known creation of revered manga master Tezuka (1928-89). Schodt not only wrote the first book in ... Read full review

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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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