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OtakuUSA speaks with Frederik L. Schodt and others to celebrate Osamu Tezuka's 90th Birthday

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 05, 2018

To celebrate Osamu Tezuka's 90th birthday, OtakuUSA's Danica Davidson spoke with Frederik L. Schodt, Jared Cook, and a bunch of publishers who have helped to bring the God of Manga's work out in English.

SBP author Frederik L. Schodt explains his beginning of meeting Tezuka and how he and Jared Cook became Tezuka's personal interpreters. Also, learn about the far reaching legacy of the "God of Manga" and how his work pushed the boundaries of storytelling and continues to inspire people around the world. 

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