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Likely arson at famed anime studio is truly heartbreaking

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19.07.2019

Producing a TV anime program week after week was considered a venture of unheard-of recklessness when renowned cartoonist Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) took the challenge upon himself in the 1960s.

He said the task was expected to require so much labor and cost that those around him called his plan “stupid.”

“Astro Boy,” the work in question, turned out to be a huge hit with viewers, but the staffers who worked on it suffered from fatigue that only built up.

“Our sense of pride in being pioneers was the only thing that allowed us to keep going,” Tezuka said in “Boku wa Mangaka” (I am a manga writer), his........

© The Asahi Shimbun