Random facts about Astro Boy and Osamu Tezuka

He was raised in Takarazuka, famous its theatre with an all-female cast.

Tezuka claimed “he could digest a three-hundred page book in ten minutes” (The Astro Boy Essays pg 25)

Tezuka wrote an unpublished comic in 1944-45 in which popular American and Japanese comic strip characters were at war with each other, including Mickey Mouse strafing Osaka (The Astro Boy Essays pg 27)

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