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Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Frederik L. Schodt- Quotes from “The Astro Boy Essays”

“the Japanese regard Tezuka [Osamu, creator of Astro Boy] one of the greatest people of the twentieth century, up there along with John F. Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, and the Beatles, and he is sometimes compared in the media with Leonardo da Vinci.” Frederik L. Schodt, “The Astro Boy Essays” pg viii

“around 1970… manga were not the mass medium they are today in Japan, but they had become a badge of pride for many university students, an important part of youth culture the way rock and roll was in the West” pg x

 “Unlike American superheroes that usually fought for justice, [Astro Boy] also fought for the ultimate goal of postwar defeated Japan- peace” pg 4. You should be able to get a couple of PhD dissertations out of that one, plus ten more out why he’s such a cute superhero

“The only American firms I noted [in Robodex 2003] were Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut, running the fast-food booths in the back” pg 9

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