Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 6 - 9, Grade (US) 1 - 4
Dimensions:7.47in x 5.5 x 0.63 in | 0.48 lb
Page Count:320 pages
OSAMU TEZUKA, GODFATHER OF MANGA: His status has become legendary with acclaim for Buddha and Ode to Kirihito, his work has become a hallmark with demand for quickly-paced narratives laid out in manga art of unparallelled sophistication and quality.
FINALLY PUBLISHED IN AMERICA: Twin Knight the sequel to the hit Princess Knight has never been translated into English before. For the first time ever American Tezuka fans can experience this rare girls comic from manga legend Osamu Tezuka.
THE FATHER OF MANGA DOES SHOJO: The American manga market is dominated by shojo manga (manga for teenage girls), and Twin Knight is one of the first shojo manga ever published. To this day it is considered one of the most influential comics of all time—influencing such international hits as Sailor Moon and CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura.
PERFECT FOR YOUNGER READERS: With a dashing and precocious young heroine at the center of the story fighting evil-doers and ghouls to win the hearts of her people and keep her claim to the throne. The Disney-esque themes should be of interest for the younger initiates to Tezuka’s classic work.
“Beneath the adventurous, fast-paced, often comical façade, Tezuka adds more than a few heavy-duty layers: gender politics, equality and equity, class issues, questions of identity, definitions of morality, and more. Tezuka pushes one button after another…just to see what might happen. The result is a delightful, thoughtful challenge - visually, intellectually…and even spiritually.” - The Smithsonian Institute’s Book Dragon
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