Osamu Tezuka Month

Osamu Tezuka has been getting a lot of attention lately. Why? Because this man is singlehandedly responsible for making manga as huge as it is in Japan. Sure, he pioneered a few animation techniques, but cartoons were around long before he stepped in. His real contribution is in manga, making Japan one of the only countries in the world to take comics as a serious storytelling medium- something that still has not happened for anime (no, seriously- he did not affect anime in the same way. Anime is for kids and hikkomori, and it’s completely socially unacceptable to be a fan of any of it- not even casually. Every housewife in Japan will read manga, though). The quality of them is as strong as when they were published, and it’s a testament to his skill that we remember him as strongly as we do.

So what am I going to do to honor him? I will be reviewing several of his manga and anime, full series and experimental shorts- whatever I can get my hands on! I already have several reviews of his works to peruse, and will be excited to add to my review collection!

What I have already:

Ayako

Back Jack (Part 1)

Ode to Kirihito

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