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God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga

Natsu Onoda Power

Abstract

Cartoonist Osamu Tezuka (1928–1989) is the single most important figure in Japanese post-World War II comics. During his four-decade career, he published more than 150,000 pages of comics, produced animation films, wrote essays and short fiction, and earned a Ph.D. in medicine. Along with creating the character Astro Boy (Mighty Atom in Japan), he is best known for establishing story comics as the mainstream genre in the Japanese comic book industry, creating narratives with cinematic flow and complex characters. This style influenced all subsequent Japanese output. This book chronicles Tezuka ... More

Keywords: cartoonist, Osamu Tezuka, comics, animation films, short fiction, Astro Boy, Mighty Atom, Japan, story comics, comic book industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732207
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732207.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natsu Onoda Power, author