Tezuka, Osamu

Given name: 治虫
Family name: 手塚
Birthday: Nov 3, 1928
Website: http://tezukaosamu.net/
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Died: February 9, 1989 (aged 60)
Birth place: Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Tezuka was a Japanese manga artist, cartoonist, animator, and film producer. His prolific output, pioneering techniques, and innovative redefinitions of genres earned him such titles as "the father of manga," "the godfather of manga" and "the god of manga." Additionally, he is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during Tezuka's formative years.

Tezuka began what was known as the manga revolution in Japan with his New Treasure Island published in 1947. His legendary output would spawn some of the most influential, successful, and well-received manga series including Tetsuwan Atom, Jungle Taitei, Black Jack, and Hi no Tori, all of which won several awards.

Tezuka died of stomach cancer in 1989. His death had an immediate impact on the Japanese public and other cartoonists. A museum was constructed in Takarazuka dedicated to his memory and life works, and Tezuka received many posthumous awards. Several animations were in production at the time of his death along with the final chapters of Hi no Tori, which were never released.

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rezefwlav | Nov 21, 10:39 PM
miss you legend

Vexem | Nov 15, 8:18 AM
I know that I'm late but, Happy Birthday!

aka_panda | Nov 13, 10:52 PM
The Best out of the Top 5 Greatest Mangaka

Hussainayyad217 | Nov 5, 6:17 AM
Happy birthday to my goat

TheCoolGuy82 | Nov 3, 7:06 PM
Happy Birthday, God of Manga and Anime😊

JotaEfe | Nov 3, 4:01 PM
Happy birthday, godfather of manga

FelipeSchiffer | Nov 3, 10:41 AM

Hussainayyad217 | Oct 30, 4:52 PM
Legend never dead

carhs14 | Oct 21, 10:13 AM
Well, time to culturalize myself with the god of manga, I already added a lot of his mangas.

Kyalil | Oct 4, 12:36 AM
Please add Neo Faust

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