Osamu Tezuka has an unmistakable global appeal, and fans in Japan are about to get a European view of their own God of Manga.
Osamu Tezuka: Manga no Kamisama originally ran as part of Angouléme's International Comics Festival this year. The festival is France's oldest manga-related event, held since 1974, and hosted an appearance by Tezuka himself in 1982.
The showing consists of five "chapters," and will make up the 75th and 76th exhibits at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka. The first three chapters, exhibited in the first half starting November 3, focus on the birth of contemporary manga and the emergence and evolution of children's manga.
Chapters 4 and 5 which will be exhibited next April, will cover anime on film, as well as the arrival of the "next generation" of creators in the 1970s and 1980s.
More information will be coming in the near future.
Source: Anime! Anime!
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest work can be seen in the charity anthology The Hybrid, which is currently available for preorder.