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— by Marco Chiappetta: Osamu Tezuka is often referred to as the Father or God of Manga. Manga are Japanese comics and graphic novels that conform to a particular art style developed in Japan in the late 19th century, though its origins date back much further. Osamu Tezuka’s work, which included popular notables like Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Phoenix and Princess Knight — among many others — influenced a generation before his untimely passing in 1989…

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