Astro Boy Volume 16
In the wake of the critical acclaim for the incredible Metropolis animated feature, interest in the work of master storyteller and cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, creator of Metropolis and the godfather of Japanese comics and animation, has never been greater, and Astro Boy is the flame that ignited the modern anime and manga industries and is a key touchstone in virtually every area of popular entertainment.
Translation by Frederik L. Schodt , author of America and the Four Japans and translator of Masamune Shirow's Orion.
• "One explanation for the popularity of comics in Japan is that Japan had Osamu Tezuka, whereas others did not." --Japan's Asahi Newspaper (quoted in Wizard Magazine)