Signs of Tezuka’s Metropolis


The only thing I love as much as Pocky is anime. I discovered both around the same time so I have that sensory-memory thing going on. Eat Pocky = Love anime. Specifically, I have a sweet tooth for anime that began as manga. If you’re familiar, you know Osamu Tezuka is most famous for Astro Boy, but my favorite work of his is by far Metropolis, the 2001 adaptation of Tezuka’s 1949 manga series. The full length feature is a masterfully rendered 3D world with 2D characters (pulled from the pages of Tezuka’s manga) and a collaboration with Akira creator, Katsuhiro Otomo. I am fascinated by the prospect that the future holds a world segregated by a caste system that places degenerates far below the earth’s crust and mystical androids in the clouds. Which is why, this article from my favorite architectural blog gives me cavities.

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