We’ve heard the horror stories of just how bad being an animator in Japan can be. But whose fault is it? Greedy investors? Slave-driving studios? The networks? Turns out, it’s because of the guy who started it all.
Osamu Tezuka, for those who do not know, is Japan's most famous manga artist. His long list of creations include Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, and Black Jack. The man is widely revered as an artistic genius, and crayon pictures from when he was apparently in fifth grade seem to indicate that he was always one.
Western cosmetic brand Ponds is using members of the all-female Takarazuka Revue theater troupe in its latest campaign. This is what Takarazuka's Rurika Miya looks like off-stage. What's she look like on stage — as a Nazi?