SDCC (audio): Manga Superheroes: Super Differences Between Japan and US

Moderated by Deb Aoki, the panelists were Brigid Alverson, David
Brothers, Chris Butcher, Carl Horn and Andy Nakatani. The group went
through how Manga and US creators were influenced by each other in major
ways, starting with Osama Tezuka being influenced by Disney. Other
examples were Lone Wolf and Cub influencing Frank Miller, Cyborg 009 &
X-men and more. Chris talked about the cultural exchange that happens
between French, USA and Japanese creators. The group talked about
Ultra-man, Magical Girl Manga (Sailor Moon in particular), One Punch
Man, the weird stuff that Japan does with their superheroes that’s
different and ended by talking about My Hero Academia.

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