Dororo, Vols. 1-3

If Phoenix is Tezuka’s Ring Cycle, Wagnerian in scope, form, and seriousness, then Dororo is Tezuka’s Don Giovanni, a playful…

Cat Paradise, Vol. 1

When I was applying to college, my guidance counselor encouraged me to make a list of amenities that my dream…

Swallowing the Earth

Nineteen sixty-eight was a critical year in Osamu Tezuka’s artistic development. Best known as the creator of Astro Boy, Jungle…

Bamboo Blade, Vol. 1

Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets Society, Stand and Deliver, and To Sir, With Love all depict teachers who are heroic in…

Detroit Metal City, Vol. 1

Detroit Metal City is a rude, raunchy comedy that’s both a satire of death metal culture and a loving portrait…