Happy Birthday, Osamu Tezuka!

Today is the birthdate of Osamu Tezuka, the “father” of modern anime and manga, as well as the creator of favorite series including Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack and many, many others. Since I shared this link via Twitter a few weeks back and via the work account earlier today, it only seems right to share it here, too. :-)

Tezuka Productions’ official site features a Flash animation that tells his life story in a very entertaining way — and it’s translated entirely into English! (With interactive footnotes!) The short is incredibly whimsical and heartfelt, and I found myself both laughing and tearing up at various spots. Please go check it out.