Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Astro Boy Essays on

Christopher Seaman recently reviewed Frederik L. Schodt's The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution for Seaman notes that while the book is great for fans of animation, it is also essential for scholars:

For scholars, the insights in this book are invaluable, and the information about the social/political realities in Japan at the time Tezuka was creating MIGHTY ATOM are key to understanding why the stories developed as they did.