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Astro Boy and the Two-Way Street between Japanese and American Animation

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019
  • JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, Hollywood


Screening of "The Birth of Astro Boy" (1963) and Panel Discussion featuring Macoto Tezka


Osamu Tezuka's "Astro Boy" brought an epic-making change in the history of Japanese animation.  The first animated TV series in Japan formed the basis for a long lasting and flourishing culture of Japanese animation.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

6:30pm Cocktail Reception

7:30pm Screening 

Panel discussion with Macoto Tezka and American Animation Expert to follow.

$20 General Admission

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Salon, Level 5

6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028



Makoto Tezuka also known as Macoto Tezka was born in Tokyo 1961 and is the son of "Astro Boy" creator, Osamu Tezuka.  Macoto is a "Visualist" who began making films in high school and won several film awards including Pia Film Festival.  Since then, Tezka has turned into a successful creator in various fields including a director of films, TV commercial ads and PV.  

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For the Astro Boy "sizzle reel", please click here

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