The Power of Manga: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori, at Osaka Museum of History, Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka

15th January - 10th March, 2014 | Osaka Museum of History, Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Dreams, courage, hope... These are among the Powers of MANGA which we find so inspiring. Manga has captivated many children since the postwar period. It has adapted in various ways with the times, expanding into a range of venues for expression, including animation and computer media. The MANGA of Japan is a constantly evolving form of Japanese culture that has its devotees around the globe.
So what is the Power of MANGA? It is a question that brings us to two great artists: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori. The former is revered as the "God of MANGA", while the latter is regarded as its "King". MANGA has been able to spread to the extent it has through Tezuka, who broadened the boundaries of its expression, and through Ishinomori and numerous other young artists, who were alert to the possibilities of this genre, diversifying and nurturing what MANGA could depict by their respective creative inputs and by the positive influence they exerted on each other. The works of Tezuka and Ishinomori, characterized as they are by familiar images, unique characters, and stories with universal themes, possess the Power of the kind that still attract people today.
This exhibition delves into the origins of the Power of MANGA by shedding light on the lives of these two individuals, and on the messages that are present in their representative works (including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Cyborg 009, and Masked Rider) and other materials and items. The exhibition also has prominent individuals in different fields pay homage to the MANGA of these two greats, on behalf of those who grew up under the considerable influence of this genre, thereby giving us a sense of what MANGA means today.
We hope this exhibition will give you a feel of the "Power of MANGA", which continues to captivate people around the world, and which is a source of new dreams, the courage of endeavor, and hope for tomorrow.
Finally, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the individuals and organizations that have provided their kind support, generous assistance, and loaned important works, and to all others who have cooperated with this exhibition.   official website ››  http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/eng/

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