The very first animation film made by late cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, who laid the foundation of Japan’s comic and animation industry, will be shown at a Tokyo movie theater for the first time in 35 years during a peace festival in March, Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials said.

“Tales of the Street Corner” was made by a team led by Tezuka, who later launched Japan’s first weekly animation TV series. “Tetsuwan Atomu”(Astro Boy) began its run in 1963 and proved to be extremely popular throughout the nation.

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