Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Astro Boy Essays in the East Bay Express

In this week's East Bay Express, Anneli Rufus reviews Frederik L. Schodt's The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution. Rufus applauds the inclusion of "cool slick color prints" that "evoke classic episodes," also noting that "Tezuka crusaded against racism and social injustice, Schodt argues, by using robots as the feared and mistreated 'other.' "
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