The Osamu Tezuka Story by Toshio Ban & Tezuka Productions

Stone Bridge Press announces that they will be publishing The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, a huge (900+ pages) single-volume work that covers the entire life of Japan’s most beloved artist/comics/animation visionary. Currently in production, The Osamu Tezuka Story will see a release in July of 2016.

This graphic-format biography of Osamu Tezuka—Japan’s “God of Manga”—looks at one of the twentieth century's great creative artists (Astro BoyKimba the White LionBlack Jack). It is also an anecdotal study of the evolution of Japan’s early manga and anime business and its heroes. A never-before-seen popular culture history of postwar Japan, it is sure to fascinate fans and anyone interested in manga, anime, and the potential of the graphic storytelling medium.