Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Osamu Tezuka, the Father of Anime and Manga

Tezuka Osamu poster
Originally uploaded by Bonito Club
Dr. Osamu Tezuka (1928 – 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, says Wikipedia.

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".

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