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Reading the "Tetsuwan Atom" (popularized in America as "Astro Boy") comic book with his dad is Tsugio's one refuge from merciless school bullies. And even then, without a single friend, Tsugio can't catch a break. One day he finds an abandoned kitten, and names it after the robot hero to convince his family to keep it. But after a strange encounter with aliens honeymooning on Earth, Tsugio's shocked to find his cat can speak -- and has all of Astro Boy's powers! Sworn to secrecy, Tsugio and Earth's tiniest hero find themselves entangled with demonic cats, pirate ghosts, a crime syndicate, and more! Playful, ingenious and appropriate for all ages, Osamu Tezuka's fresh take on his classic Astro Boy character will charm nostalgic grown-ups and clever kids. As gentle and humane as it is exciting, Atomcat also nurtures a positive outlook for children who might feel like they don't quite fit in.
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As the saying goes, "power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely," and that also goes without exception to three high school students, who set out on a science field trip and encounter the Euphrates tree, a tree that bores fruit that gives superpowers to anyone that eats from it. With the discovery of their new found supernatural powers, will they be able to control it, or will they themselves be out of control? Osamu Tezuka took a look at the fate of humanity in The Euphrates Tree, a missive about the damage mankind has done (and was on the cusp of in the cold war of the 1970's this story originated in) thanks to over-abundance of knowledge and an abuse of the great bounty nature offers. With the fate of humanity at stake, the trio of troublemakers must find the fault in one-another and prevent them from destroying the world. Tezuka brings the birthplace of mankind to the modern day in this moral masterpiece.
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