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The Osamu Tezuka Story makes Crunchyroll Favorite Anime and Manga of 2016 list

Michael Palmer - Friday, January 27, 2017

Thanks to the Crunchyroll staff, writers, and contributors who shared their favorite anime and manga from the past year! And a big thanks to Evan Minto who included The Osamu Tezuka Story in his list of top manga for 2016. :) Read More


Interview: Frederik L. Schodt talks Osamu Tezuka on Publisher's Weekly podcast "More To Come"

Michael Palmer - Friday, August 26, 2016

From Publisher's Weekly: In this week's podcast, More to Come's Calvin Reid interviews Frederik L. Schodt, manga expert and translator of ‘The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime’ (Stone Bridge Press) by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions, a mammoth, 900 page, manga-biography of the father of modern Japanese manga. Schodt discusses the book's creation, Tezuka’s life and works and his personal history with Tezuka, known as the “God of Manga.” Read More


Review: The Japan Times on The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 08, 2016

Kris Kosaka at The Japan Times has shared her review for The Osamu Tezuka Story. Check it out here.  Read More


Review: Vox.com on The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Thanks to Aja Romano for doing such a thorough job creating this in depth review of The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime.   Read More


Interview: Frederik L. Schodt speaks with OtakuUSA about The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Friday, March 18, 2016

A great interview with Frederik L. Schodt on the upcoming Stone Bridge Press title The Osamu Tezuka Story, which he will be translating. Fred really pinpoints the importance of Tezuka in Japan and the rest of the world as well as his uniqueness of character. 
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Frederik L. Schodt on translating manga

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Frederik L. Schodt, translator of the upcoming Osamu Tezuka Story talks to Word Literature Today on the world of translating manga. Read More


Video: Gilles Poitras on "Anime and Manga in Japan From 1960 to Today"

Michael Palmer - Friday, February 12, 2016

Check out this recent talk with our Anime Companion author on "Anime and Manga in Japan From 1960 to Today" that he gave at the San Francisco Public Library on February 9th, 2016.  Read More


Japanese Animation Studies: 10 Books to Own

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 14, 2015

Big thanks to Andrew Osmond who included two Stone Bridge Press Books on his list of ten books to own on Anime research.  Read More


Book Announcement: The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 19, 2015

We are proud to announce that next July we will be publishing The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, a huge (900+ pages) single-volume manga style work that covers the entire life of Japan’s most beloved artist/comics/animation visionary. Read More


Interview from Anime Central 2014 with Helen McCarthy, Co-author of "The Anime Encyclopedia"

Michael Palmer - Friday, October 16, 2015

I found this interview on youtube today of Helen McCarthy at Anime Central in 2014. For those of you who don't know Helen, she is a an author of many books on Anime and Manga including the infamous Anime Encyclopedia.  Read More


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