Astro Boy - Essays (Fred Schodt) (Novel)

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Title: Astro Boy - Essays (Fred Schodt)
Volume: Novel
Pages: 248
Distributor: Stone Bridge Press

Release date: 2007-09-01
Suggested retail price: $16.95
Age rating: 13+

ISBN-10: 1933330546 1933330546
ISBN-13: 9781933330549 9781933330549

The pioneering genius of Japan's "god of manga," Osamu Tezuka (1928–1989), is examined through his life's masterwork: Tetsuwan Atomu. Also known as Mighty Atom or Astro Boy, Tetsuwan Atom was 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.

Story and art by Frederik L. Schodt.

(added on 2007-10-14, modified on 2007-10-14)

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