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Lost World

3.1  ·  Rating details ·  102 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
From the creator of Astro Boy and Metropolis, comes Lost World, the first of Osamu Tezuka's cycle of original science-fiction graphic novels-including Metropolis and Future World-published in the late 1940s and early 1950s. When a rogue planet approaches Earth, a team of scientists voyage to the world and discover a land out of the ancient past-a planet populated by dinosa ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published July 16th 2003 by Dark Horse (first published 1948)
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Noran Miss Pumkin
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012-books, manga
Just not my cup of tea, especially after the last 2 series I have read by him. This must be an early work of his, so also might me why it just did not suit me.
Tosh
Oct 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Tezuka is one of the greats of the Manga world, or maybe he is Manga period. My mind reels that he wrote/draw young adult stories to works like "MW," which is totally mess-up and insane look at a serial killer.

Nevertheless "Lost World" is an adventure story that is charming, extremely well-written, and a work that really moves on the page. I often said that Tezuka is the Disney of Japan, but that's not true - he is even a larger figure than that. What is needed is a critical study on him and his
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Caleb
Aug 15, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Tezuka fans who've read everything else
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is by far the worst Tezuka book I've ever read, but then, he wrote and drew it while he was still in high school, the insanely talented bastard. There's a real randomness to the first few quarters of the book, but Tezuka's character designs are always fun (he has some mad scientists and animals-with-human-brains in a Dr. Moreau-like set-up, and instead of monsters the hybrids all resemble cute Disney characters) and it was a real pleasure to see him just go crazy with dinosaurs for a (too) ...more
Pauli
Feb 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: osamu-tezuka
Really interesting structure! It's kind of haphazardly put together--the first half of the book focuses on Shunsaku Ban's struggle against a group of thieves, and the second half is a pretty abrupt shift into outer space--but it's got some fabulous sequences in it. Seeing Acetylene Lamp make his debut as a reporter is great, too, and the change in his role over the course of the story is pretty fascinating. It's hard to reread, but worth reading at least once.
Marcus
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-collection
It's definitely one of Tezuka's early SF works, so a lot of it is pretty formulaic. The art suffers from it not strictly being made by Tezuka's hand--essentially, in order for it to be mass printed when it was first published, someone had to trace his art. And boy, does it show. Even with the warts, you can tell that Tezuka was having some fun writing it, and I liked that Dark Horse included his retrospective afterward in their edition.
dejah_thoris
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
This would be my top pick for a kid getting into manga. There is fighting, espionage, science fiction, a talking rabbit and dinosaurs! There also isn't any sex because it was written for children. That's also why it isn't as dark as some of Tezuka's later works, like MW, more like Looney Toons violence.
Mjhancock
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
A team of scientists discovers a new planet edging towards Earth, and voyage to it. Hijinx with crooks, dinosaurs, and plant people ensue. It's Tezuka in his more cartoonish mode, and yet still manages some interesting sci-fi ideas and a fairly high level of death and violence. There are other works of his that are probably better to start with, but this one has its own sense of fun.
Wallace
Mar 19, 2010 rated it it was ok
good clean fun
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Dr. Osamu Tezuka (手塚治虫) was a Japanese manga artist, animator, producer and medical doctor, although he never practiced medicine. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. He is often credited as the "Father of Anime", and is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during his fo
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