Apollo's Song, Part 2

Apollo's Song, Part 2

By Osamu Tezuka

Vertical, Paperback, 9781935654056, 259pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2010

In this second half of Apollo's Song, Shogo, a young man whose abusive childhood has instilled in him a loathing for love, begins to see the virtues of love as he repeatedly experiences love lost from within the depths of his mind. Throughout the ages, his affections for others would bring him inspiration, strength and ultimately joy, unfortunately having been punished by the Gods each time a senerio appeared to be headed towards an ideal ending he would have love ripped from his heart every time. Shogo loses his heart and his soul in the process, before tragically dealing with the psychological scars of his childhood hatred.
Master storyteller Osamu Tezuka's Apollo's Song is a lyrical tour-de-force on the human spirit, the destruction of hate, and the triumph of love.

About the Author
Regarded by many as the "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka was born in 1928 in Toyonoka, in Osaka, Japan. A prolific author and artist, Tezuka is generally regarded as the single figure responsible for developing Japan's massive manga and anime industries. His cinematic art style and novelistic narratives have made his work as universally accessible and relevant now as when first published in Japan. A list of his well-known and universally loved work includes the classic JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO (also known as Kimba the White Lion), BLACK JACK, ADOLF, MIGHTY ATOM (known as ASTRO BOY in the U.S.) and METROPOLIS (recently made into a hit anime film). Tezuka continued creating comics until his death in 1989.

Praise For Apollo's Song, Part 2

“The paradox is that what’s essentially the same story, filtered through various historic and fantastic milieus, not only holds our interest but also sparks a satisfaction deeper than the sum of its episodes. We know what’s going to happen, but Tezuka’s shamelessly entertaining storytelling and versatile art make repetition a giddy and even profound pleasure.”—The Los Angeles Times

“Apollo’s Song deserves the close reading of a literary novel and will reward those who do so.”