5 Mar 07

I finally finished the last volume I own of Astro Boy, volume 15 (it goes up to at least 23, according to Amazon). Its creator, Osamu Tezuka, was a breathtaking writer. In one simple boy’s action manga, he tackled bigotry, humanity, inhumanity, the nature of evil, and the nature of goodness.

Not that his works were perfect. The setups were often silly, the characters often one-dimensional. But he was drawing a boy’s action manga. For what it was, it was impressive.

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