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'The Osamu Tezuka Story' reviewed by Fantasy Literature

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

"Tezuka is Walt Disney, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, and Alan Moore rolled into one plus more. He artistically had impact greater than even what they accomplished all together."

Dr. Brad Hawley writes a thorough and reverent review in praise of Osamu Tezuka's work detailed in his manga biography, The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime.

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