DC Anime Club's Osamu Tezuka Marathon

Nov 24th 2008
A tribute to the God of Manga

The DC Anime Club, an organization whose purpose is to educate the Washington,
DC community about East Asian culture through the art form known as Anime (Japanese
animation) will host a Marathon of Anime Films based upon the Manga (Japanese
Comics) works by Dr.Osamu Tezuka on December 6, 2008 from 2pm-5pm at the Martin
Luthur King, Jr Memorial Library in 901 G St NW Washington, DC 20001in Room
A10. During the Marathon such anime as Phoenix , Kimba the White Lion and Black
Jack and or course Tetsuwan Atom best known to American audience as Astro Boy will be
shown.

About Dr.Osmamu Tezuka:
Dr. Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫 Tezuka Osamu?, November 3, 1928 – February 9, 1989) was a Japanese manga artist, animator, producer and medical doctor, although he never practiced medicine. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. He is often credited as the "Father of Anime", and is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during his formative years.[1] His prolific output, pioneering techniques, and innovative redefinitions of genres earned him such titles as "the father of manga" and "the god of Manga."[2] His grave is located in Tokyo's Souzen-ji Temple Cemetery.

About DC Anime Club:
DCAC was established in 2003 to introduce and educate people in the Washington, DC area about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion of Japanese animation (also known as anime) and Japanese comics (manga). DCAC is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, contributions to DC Anime Club are tax deductible to the extent allowable under the law.

The club also works to provide a positive, alternative activity to the youth in the area by exposing them to foreign culture, encouraging artistic expression and creativity, and providing opportunities for participation in community activities and leadership.

In addition to our weekly meetings, the club holds an Annual Art Show, an Annual Costume fundraising event, and visits local schools to do presentations on anime. The club also works with the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival on their anime screenings, and has helped locally promote performances for Japanese bands such as Puffy Ami Yumi and Pine am.

DC Anime Club was founded by Chris Wanamaker (President), Jules Chang (Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Sgt in Arms) on Saturday June 5, 2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of which are teenagers.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information please visit the DC Anime Club website at http://www.dcanimeclub.org or call DC Anime Club at 202 262 2083.

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