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Frederik L. Schodt interviewed on Osamu Tezuka Disney Lion King controversy

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Osamu Tezuka Story translator and close friend and interpreter of Osamu Tezuka has lent some insight into the Lion King controversy that has recently been reignited with the release of the new Lion King movie. The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post both report.  Read More

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. Read More

The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga album now available

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 20, 2018

About a year ago Min Kahng's musical theater production based on The Four Immigrants Manga by Henry Kiyama opened its curtains for the world to see. Now the music from the play has been recorded and is available for purchase!  Read More

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