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"PRINCESS KNIGHT is regarded a defining masterpiece of the [shojo] genre." - Shojo Beat magazine
"Princess Knight has the structure and feel of a Disney cartoon, which is not surprising, as Tezuka was a big fan of Disney's work. The story has a classic fairy-tale setting, a vaguely European country during the middle ages, with a king and queen, a Royal Guard who are a bunch of bullies, and quaint villages filled with peasants. The characters have the rounded, big-eyed look of classic Disney characters, and the pacing and slapstick humor conjure up such classics as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."...Still, Tezuka's story seems to have caught the popular imagination in a way that earlier shoujo manga did not." - MTV
Osamu Tezuka was born on November 3, 1928, in Osaka. He grew up in an open-minded family exposed to manga and Walt Disney. Having developed an intense understanding of the preciousness of life from his wartime experience, Osamu Tezuka aimed to become a physician and later earned his degree, but ultimately chose the profession he loved best: manga artist and animated film writer.
Tezuka’s work changed the concept of the Japanese cartoon, transforming it into an art form and incorporating a variety of new styles in creating the “story cartoon.” Osamu Tezuka lived out his entire life tirelessly pursuing his efforts, producing more than 150,000 pages of graphic storytelling before his death in 1989.
I just love vintage manga like these. I grew up on watching Kimba the White Lion and this brought back my memories from those days. Even though the stories are totally different. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fres Wicker
I bought a copy of Princess Knight (both volumes) from a local book store a few months ago at the recommendation of a friend. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kitty Rouge
Amazing I looked everywhere online for it and finally found it here on Amazon. When I received it I was very excited!
I finished it in less than 1 hour. Read more
This book should have never been ordered. It popped into my daughters wish list. This was very sneaky and fraudulent. This was the weirdest strangest book I've ever seen.Published 19 months ago by Lizzyanne
I now know why Tezuka is considered the godfather of manga. As I become more acquainted with his work I find myself actually falling in love with manga for the first time. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Scott H Berwanger
I bought this product for my sister as a birthday present, she was surprised that I found something about this wonderful japanese cartoon, we used to watch this when we were little... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Julio Torres
This was much cuter and funnier than I expected, I really loved this story and thanks to Vertical Inc for the great editions!Published on March 25, 2013 by Jessica Tiu
This manga is amazing and every one should read I love almost everything Tezuka has done that i can legitimately get my hands on. I had been wanting to read this for years. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by t.fleenor
Not enough people give Tezuka the credit he deserves. On the surface Princess Knight looks like a girly comic that might not be too exciting, but the duality of Sapphire's... Read morePublished on December 31, 2011 by Egoraptor