Sazae-san and the Grandmother of Manga

Osamu Tezuka is often called “the Godfather of Manga.” But if there’s a Godfather of Manga, does that mean there’s a Godmother of Manga, too? There is, in fact! Her name is Machiko Hasegawa and she’s profoundly influenced animation and manga with her most popular work, The Wonderful World of Sazae-san.