Ultimate Superheros

I wasn’t allowed to read comic books growing up, but I would have been allowed to if these existed…

Eiji Han Shimizu Shimizu was working at the largest magazine publisher in Japan, when he was approached to work on a documentary about happiness. “I could travel around the world, anywhere I wanted to go. It was too good to be true,” he recalls. “The passion for doing something good for humanity was always in me, but I had been too busy doing moneymaking stuff.”

This lead to the lauch of Emotional Content, a network of independent manga and anime artists  in Japan that would create what he calls “bio-graphic novels” about “true-life superheroes.”  He’s harnessing that power and telling the inspiring stories of true-life heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela and Myanmar’s pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.

You can read the full story in Ode Magazine’s article.

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