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Manga character enlisted to promote city
May 14, 2009 by InsideJapan News Network

The hometown of celebrated manga illustrator Osamu Tezuka is to be promoted by one of his most well-known creations.
Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight) will be involved in a number of events aimed at attracting tourists to the area of Takarazuka, reports Kyodo News.
The character will be played by two students from Kyoto University and Osaka University, who were selected from dozens of applicants and will wear costumes to represent the princess...

Gladly drawn boy
May 14, 2009 by The National

...The first manga was simple four-panel strips with self-contained plots that ran in the newspapers. Tatsumi loved the medium, and was submitting his own four-panel strips to various funny pages by the time he was 12. His favourite strip was Sazae-san, the popular, serialised story of a young wife who approached the challenges of post-war life (food rations, Occupation forces) with an unflagging sense of humour and optimism.
Tatsumi also loved Osamu Tezuka, now known as the founder of narrative manga. Tezuka’s aesthetic was inspired by Disney movies and Charlie Chaplin; his visual storytelling technique drew more from the cinema than the comics of old. Tatsumi encountered his work in one of Osaka’s immensely popular “book rental” shops. At these commercial lending libraries, which eventually sprang up across the country, patrons could either check books out or read them on the premises. The in-store reading fee was lower than the borrowing fee, and a culture of in-store reading quickly developed, particularly among voracious young readers with limited pocket money. ...
May 14, 2009 by Comic Book Resources

The hometown of Osamu Tezuka will use the manga creator's character Princess Sapphire from Princess Knight to promote tourism. ...

'Twas The Night Before Wednesday…
May 12, 2009 by Newsarama

Astro Boy Movie Prequel: Underground #1: This is a comic book prequel to a movie based on comics by Osamu Tezuka. It's written by Scott Tipton, ...

Astro Boy Coming to Wii and DS
May 10, 2009 by Nintendo World Report 

Astro Boy, created by Osamu Tezuka, is the story of a robot boy living and fighting evil in a futuristic world. The television series broadcasted in Japan ...

From insects to Astro Boy
Apr 30, 2009 by The Daily Yomiuri

Renegade surgeon Black Jack, sensitive robot Tetsuwan Atom, dashing gender-bender Princess Sapphire, regal white-maned lion Leo...These and many other characters, from samurai to space aliens, emerged from the fertile imagination of mangaka Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) to delight manga and anime fans worldwide.
Fans can learn more about the artist at the Osamu Tezuka Exhibition being held through June 21 at the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, a two-minute walk from Ryogoku Station...

D3Publisher to Bring Summit Entertainment and Imagi Studios' ASTRO ...
May 7, 2009 by Business Wire (press release)

The iconic character Astro Boy has found global popularity since his creation in the early 1950s by Japan's Osamu Tezuka, known as the “god of manga” and ...
By A.S. in May, 2009

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