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Friday, March 11 • 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Osamu Tezuka and Shigeru Mizuki: The Late, Great Pioneers of Modern Manga and Anime

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Two postwar Japanese artists have significantly shaped the character, look and feel of modern manga and anime, and created iconic stories that every Japanese knows: Tezuka's half­-robot "Astro Boy," and Mizuki's one­-eyed Kitaro from "GeGeGe no Kitaro." Both creators experienced the horrors of World War II, which influenced their respective creative visions and gave them unique perspectives on Japan's postwar modernization. Tezuka expressed a faith in the future, pursuing science and technology as paths to world peace. Mizuki delved into the past, using traditional Japanese folk tales and ghost stories to understand the madness of modern life. We will explore the artwork and stories of these two major artists to discover how they influenced modern manga and anime to become so compelling and irresistible in our era.


Friday March 11, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm