This graphic-format biography of Osamu Tezuka—Japan's "God of Manga"—looks at one of the twentieth century's great creative artists (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack). It is also an anecdotal study of the evolution of Japan's early manga and anime business and its heroes. A never-before-seen popular culture history of postwar Japan, it is sure to fascinate fans and anyone interested in manga, anime, and the potential of the graphic storytelling medium.
The life and work of Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astroboy, revolutionary of manga, pioneer of TV animation, is told in biographical manga format. The volume is an essential source of information on perhaps the most important individual in Japan’s manga and anime industries.