Thursday, September 13, 2007

September issue of Animation Magazine highlights The Art of Robotech and The Astro Boy Essays

The Art of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and The Astro Boy Essays both get prime treatment from reviewer Ramin Zahed in the September issue of Animation Magazine.

On The Art of Robotech:
A visually arresting collection....Packed in the glossy 140-plus pages of [The Art of Robotech] are numerous images and insightful essays on the evolution of the show and the anime world over the past three decades.

On The Astro Boy Essays:
We're lucky to have Frederik L. Schodt, a long-time American friend and translator guide us to the world of Tezuka and his creation in [this] charming volume....Schodt's essays take us through the exquisite, beautifully crafted world of Astro and reveal the people, events and beliefs that shaped the Japanese master's world.