Osamu Tezuka show at the Barbican

From Thursday 18th September until Wednesday 24th, the Barbican will showcase a retrospective of the “God of Manga”; Osama Tezuka. This is to coincide with 80th anniversary of the birth of the creator of the iconic astro boy, and will feature work dating from 1964 right up until 2005.

Tezuka san is considered a defining influence on Japanese popular culture, creating hundreds of characters, comics and cartoons ranging from the family friendly ‘Jungle Emperor Leo’ to the titillating ‘Cleopatra; Queen of Sex’ (Boi-oing).

All features include English subtitles, so don’t worry if you’re not too proficient in nihon.

Tickets available here

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