„The children face problems such as violence, abuse, suicide etc. that medicine can not heal. It will never help these children psychologically and be his support...? Even when they are in difficulty, in principle they do not speak with adults, or confide about their true intentions. However, expect some serious messages from adults. I will continue to send messages through manga. Children avoid them what force or what they want to impose anything. That is why I will continue to look for those things that [... ] inspire their hearts.“
— Osamu Tezuka Japanese cartoonist and animator 1928 - 1989
From the intervention to the fifteenth national conference on school health and safety in schools , 1987; quoted in AA.VV., Osamu Tezuka: A Manga Biography , vol. 2, translated by Marta Fogato, Coconino Press, Bologna, 2001, p. 79.