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Tezuka Osamu's Works To Be Provided For Free

by dtshyk
Nov 3, 2008 11:06 PM | 35 Comments
According to Nikkei News, Tezuka Production will provide all the Tezuka Osamu's works published before 2000 for free within the next three years. About 700 titles of manga and 100 titles of anime will be available online on the web site "". Currently, the first one or two episodes of manga and the first 8 - 15min of the anime episodes are provided. They will make English and Korean web sites in the near future.

In this December, Tezuka Production will provide all of Tezuka Osamu's characters and movies to "Niconi-Commons", a licensed material database for the secondary creation. Users of "Niconico Douga" are allowed to create MAD/AMV using these materials.

Source: Nikkei News
Source: Niconico news

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*does the sprinkler dance*

I have almost all of them, but way to go to complete my collection *-*

Nov 10, 2008 10:43 AM by ladyxzeus

This is what happens when a big company does promotion: 700 manga titles and 100 anime titles go online for free.

Nov 7, 2008 4:46 PM by Kira01

Kuyukly said:
...90% of you download anime and manga anyway, what do you care o_o
I do not really download manga... I watch it online the most of it... And at least I do care 'cause I wanna know the work of the one and only lengendary mangaka of all times :p


Nov 6, 2008 7:10 AM by rebwaters

Thats an impressive body of work to become available for free. Now, this will help spread Tezuka to those who aren't aware of his works yet.

Nov 5, 2008 4:15 PM by internetotaku

I was goona say I dont think I watched/read any of his works that this site lists ( know its not totally up to date), but than noticed a few and can't wait for thtis to happen!

Nov 5, 2008 2:56 PM by Turbe

...90% of you download anime and manga anyway, what do you care o_o

Nov 5, 2008 2:17 PM by Kuyu


That's so cool.

Nov 5, 2008 10:55 AM by LolitaDecay

Wow, I will def have to check this out.

Nov 5, 2008 8:31 AM by FiveByFive

Very good news indeed.

Nov 5, 2008 2:33 AM by kashim

That is a fantastic piece of news. I will definitely be taking advantage of this. So awesome.

Nov 5, 2008 12:49 AM by Master13Major


Must visit.

Nov 4, 2008 9:34 PM by BasakaNZ

Pretty cool idea, as it will no doubt get more people to buy hard copies anyway. I know I like to have an actual copy of my favorite series.

Nov 4, 2008 7:45 PM by naikou

I'll just have to wait for the English website. Otherwise, this is good news.

Nov 4, 2008 7:19 PM by Grimhouse-Diva

You can't argue with free. Unless free gets drunk, in which case he's a total arsehole.

Nov 4, 2008 4:37 PM by OranSolus

Are you serious? This is too good to be true! XD


Nov 4, 2008 3:29 PM by underMebius

Wow! I am definitely going to take advantage of this...

Nov 4, 2008 2:23 PM by DeletedAccount23

Best. Announcement. EVAH.

Nov 4, 2008 11:06 AM by MotokoAramaki


Nov 4, 2008 10:52 AM by chocolatematter

*happy happy*

Nov 4, 2008 10:51 AM by Patty_chan

I gotta get my hands on Bagi ! I've loved that piece ever since I started watching anime... and it was also my first anime ever. Quite interesting, eh? :3 Anyway, awesome. Tezuka truly is no. 1.

Nov 4, 2008 10:01 AM by Vulpix