Essay on The Development of Japanese Manga and Anime
Tezuka managed to manipulate the angles and close-ups as a way of capturing well the movements and facial expressions of the characters. To accomplish this, he had to use a lot of panels and as many as hundreds to thousands of pages. In addition to the unique feature of his manga, Tezuka also perceived the manga as having the potential not only to get people laugh but also to pass other messages/themes. Because of this, he produced stories some of which did not have happy endings using the themes of anger and hatred and, tears and sorrow.
Thorn (1) explains that Tezaku printed many four-panel comic strips after the war and in 1947 he printed a comic book entitled Debut carrying a story called the New Treasure Island. This book changed the comic market overnight and many publishers responded enthusiastically and immediately. Young artist ready to emulate this revolutionary style were found easily leading to a radical restructuring of the comic market. The work of Tezuka can, therefore, be said to be the single most powerful thing in the creation of modern Japanese manga and anime.
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