Tezuka, Osamu

Given name: 治虫
Family name: 手塚
Birthday: Nov 3, 1928
Website: http://tezukaosamu.net/
Member Favorites: 4,012
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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Comments Only the latest 10 comments are displayed.
Marmer | Apr 20, 9:33 AM
Father of manga

OldAccountNow | Apr 11, 8:38 PM
Where it all began...

Lavi_kun | Apr 1, 2:27 AM
Brilliant work in Phoenix manga loved it.

Labautas | Mar 26, 5:41 PM
Could someone please add Komura Kotaro, mangaka and former assistant of Osamu Tezuka on the site?

The link to his profile:


Crack | Mar 6, 2:52 PM
took like 10 seconds to scroll down this

Featherines | Feb 27, 8:15 AM
Debatably the most impactful person to anime and manga

Kay1993 | Feb 18, 5:21 PM

St0rmblade | Feb 18, 4:38 AM
The amount of unapproved works of his on MAl is insane.

Glazeado | Feb 16, 7:51 AM

ArcaneEdge | Feb 14, 9:37 PM
The biggest challenge in anyone's animanga career is to watch/read everything tezuka worked on

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