by Osamu Tezuka
Cover Artist: Osamu Tezuka
Review by Ernest Lilley
Vertical Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781932234664
Date: 08 June 2007 List Price $19.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
SF fans probably remember anime artist Osamu Tezuka for his early creation, a boy robot known in Japan as "the Mighty Atom," and here in the US, where it was the first anime shown, as "Astro Boy". But that's hardly where this prescient illustrator's story stopped, and Apollo's Song shows the direction that he went in somewhat later years. Greek and Freudian themes mix together in a story of a young man's search for his humanity, and the woman who he is doomed to fall in love with, over and over in a mixture of dreams and reality. From official release/information:
From publicity material: Apollo's Song is the story of Shogo, a troubled young man who has no faith in love. When his misanthropy reaches its peak, he is met by the Goddess of Love, who condemns him to an eternity of heartbreak.