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'God of Manga' on display in exhibit

China Post: "An exhibition of Osamu Tezuka's most famous manga collection, organized by the Gold Media Group, opened yesterday at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Over 130 manuscripts and four sets of manga are available for Tezuka fans to view close-up beginning today, through Oct. 6.

Well-known as the “God of Manga,” Tezuka is the artist behind “Astro Boy”(原子小金剛), “Black Jack” (怪醫黑傑克), “Kimba the White Lion”(森林大帝), and “Princess Knight” (寶馬王子). An exhibition of these manga, the “Tezuka's World” exhibition, is currently open to the public.

Tezuka's motivation for his manga, according to Head of the Tezuka Productions Takayuku Matsutani, is to convey to children the importance of life and dignity. Humans are not the only life form, as animals, flowers and plants, and even the Earth and the universe are alive, Matsutani explained, and every single one of Tezuka's works was a tale about “the dignity of life,” “the importance of peace” and “the tragedy of war.”"

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