Osamu TEZUKA (The God of Manga)

手塚 治虫

Lookup sources in this page

To check what sources were provided for the information below, click on the i icon next to the item you want to check and then click on the "source" link that is displayed.

Note: you can set your preferences to always display the i icon while browsing the Encyclopedia.
 
Family name (in kanji): 手塚 
Given name (in kanji): 治虫 
Birth name: Osamu (治) Tezuka (手塚) 
Date of birth: 1928-11-03 
Hometown: Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan 
Chronology:
(1937) Writes his first Manga "Pin Pin Nama-chan". 
(1939) Creates his Pen Name. 
(1946) First Published Manga, Diary of Ma-chan. 
(1947) New Treasure Island, Tezuka's first Tankoubon, published. 
(1949) Metropolis Manga published in book form. 
(1950) Emperor Leo serialized in Manga shonen 
(1951) Graduates from Osaka University Medical School 
(1951-04) Captain Atom serialized. Features Astro Boy as a supporting character. 
(1952) Passes state medical exam 
(1952-03) Captain Atom serialization ends. 
(1952-04) Astro Boy begins serialization in Shonen comic 
(1953-01) Princess Knight Manga serialized in "Shojo club" by Kodansha 
(1954) Phoenix first chapter, "book of Dawn," serialized in Manga Shonen 
(1955-04-04) Princess Knight Radio Program starts broadcasting 
(1963) First Astro Boy TV series begins 
(1963) The Big X manga serialization begins 
(1965) Kimba the White Lion TV series starts - first color anime 
(1965-05) Amazing Three (W3) serialized in Weekly shonen Sunday 
(1965-05) Ambassador Magma Serialized in Shonen Gahou 
(1966) Vampires serialization begins 
(1967-08) Dororo serialized in "weekly shonen Sunday" 
(1968-03) Astro boy serialization finishes. 
(1969-09) Triton of the sea (Blue Triton) serialized in Sankei Newspaper 
(1972) Buddha serialization begins 
(1973-09) Blackjack serialized in "Weekly Shonen Champion" 
(1976-11) Unico serialized in Ririka shoujo magazine from Sanrio 
(1978) Weekly Black Jack serialization ends - only occasional specials after this 
(1981-04) Tezuka's Ancestor Dr. Ryoan serialized in "Big Comic" magazine 
(1983) Adolf serialized in Shukan Bunshun 
(1983) Buddha serialization ends 
(1984-10) Black Jack serialization ends. 
(1985) Adolf serialization ends 
(1986) Wins Kodansha Manga Award for Adolf 
(1989) Dies of cancer 
(2003-05-07) Birth Date of Astro Boy, specified in original manga; Tezuka Honored in Japan 
Date of death: 1989-02-09 
Hobbies:
Bug Collecting and Entomology 
Skills & Abilities:
Doctor of Medicine 
About:
Father of director Makoto Tezuka. 
Often referred to as the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka's illustrious career created a huge amount of Manga and Anime (only a small part of which is listed above).
It is often said (and reasonably so) that had it not been for Osamu Tezuka Japanese Manga and Anime would not be what they are today.
While his real Japanese name was 手塚治, Osamu Tezuka used the Pen Name 手塚治虫. Both names are pronounced exactly the same, the 虫 (mushi) means insect in Japanese and Tezuka was extremely interested in insects. He decided to add 虫 to his name when he learned about an insect called Osamushi.
He later named his first production studio Mushi Productions. 
Non-anime staff credits:
Story for "Astro Boy Omega Factor" (VG) 
Story for "Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atomu" (VG) 
Story for "Blood Will Tell: Tezuka Osamu's Dororo" (VG) 
News: Show:
Vertical Industry Panel (Jul 30, 2011)
Brighton Screening Change (Jun 17, 2011)
Weekly Wrapup 9/5 - 14/5 (May 15, 2011)
Anime Boston - Vertical (Apr 6, 2010)
Anime Boston - Day 2 (Apr 5, 2010)
Vertical (Dec 9, 2007)
Dororo: 4 Weeks at #1 (Feb 21, 2007)
Buddha in Time (Oct 28, 2006)
2006 Eisner Nominations (Apr 5, 2006)
Interview: Makoto Tezuka (Sep 1, 2005)
New Blackjack Movie (Jul 17, 2005)
2005 Eisner Nominations (Apr 14, 2005)
Wired on Anime (Aug 26, 2004)
Eisner Awards (Jul 24, 2004)
Black Jack TV Series (May 24, 2004)
New Tezuka Anime (May 22, 2003)
Dororo Video Game (Apr 28, 2003)
Tokyopop Contest (Aug 1, 2002)
Phoenix Website (Jun 5, 2002)
AnimeFringe: April 2002 (Apr 2, 2002)
"Osama" Tezuka (Mar 3, 2002)
More Tezuka From Viz (Feb 20, 2002)
Metropolis PR (Dec 17, 2001)
Happy Birthday Walt (Dec 5, 2001)
Viz Press Release (Aug 17, 2001)
Tezuka Awards Correction (Mar 21, 2001)
Metropolis Screenshots (Sep 28, 2000)
News Briefs (Jul 28, 1999)
US Anime News Briefs (May 21, 1999)
Other articles: Show:
The Gallery - Henry Liao (Oct 31, 2009)
Hey, Answerman! (Aug 14, 2009)
The X Button - Wild Gift (Sep 17, 2008)
Shelf Life - Phoenix Down (Apr 21, 2008)
Hey, Answerman! (Mar 14, 2008)
Shelf Life - Hell's Bells (Jan 14, 2008)
The Click - July 21 - 27 (Jul 21, 2007)
Ms. Answerman: Taxi (Oct 8, 2004)
Shelf Life - GOTT Sugar? (Feb 12, 2004)
Answerman: Nemuri Sou.. (Oct 12, 2001)
Answerman: Prize Package (Apr 9, 2001)
You can contribute information to this page, but first you must login or register
Staff in:
(English version)
Astro Boy (U.S. movie) : Original creator 

Staff in:
Adachi-ga Hara (movie) : Original creator 
Adiós Noches (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Adventure of Rock (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Adventure of Rubi (manga) : Story & Art 
Akuemon (OAV) : Original creator 
Alabaster (manga) : Story & Art 
Alakazam the Great (movie) : Original creator 
Ambassador Magma (manga) : Story & Art 
Ambassador Magma (OAV) : Original creator 
Angel's Hill (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Ant and The Giant (manga) : Story & Art 
Aoi Blink (TV) : Series Director , Script , Original creator , Character Design 
Apollo's Song (manga) : Story & Art 
Astro Boy (manga) : Story , Art 
Astro Boy (TV 1/1963) : Series Director , Original Manga 
Astro Boy (TV 2/1980) : Script , Storyboard , Episode Director , Original Manga , Art , Key Animation 
Astro Boy (TV 3/2003) : Original creator 
Astro Boy - Tetsuwan Atom (manga) : Original creator 
Astro Boy: Hero of Space (movie) : Original creator 
Astro Boy: Shinsen-gumi (movie) : Original creator 
Atomcat (manga) : Story & Art 
Ayako (manga) : Story & Art 
Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature (movie) : Director , Script , Character Design , Art , Animation Director , Animation , Color design , Original Plan , Rendition , Storyline 
Barbara (manga) : Story & Art 
Belladonna of Sadness (movie) : Producer 
Big X (manga) : Story & Art 
Big X (TV) : Original creator 
Birdman Anthology (manga) : Story & Art 
Black Jack (manga) : Story & Art 
Black Jack (OAV) : Original Manga , Original Character Design 
Black Jack (ONA) : Original story 
Black Jack (TV) : Original Manga 
Black Jack - Kuroi Ishi (manga) : Original creator 
Black Jack 21 (TV) : Original Manga 
Black Jack Final (OAV) : Original creator 
Black Jack NEO (manga) : Original story 
Black Jack Special: The 4 Miracles of Life : Original creator 
Black Jack The Movie : Original Concept , Character Design 
Black Jack: Child from the Sky (OAV) : Original creator 
Black Jack: The Two Doctors Of Darkness (movie) : Original Manga 
Boku no Son Goku (movie) : Original Manga 
(The) Book of Human Insects (manga) : Story & Art 
Brave Fire S09 (special) : Director , Script , Original story , Planning 
Bremen 4: Angels in Hell (movie) : Original creator 
Broken Down Film (movie) : Original Concept , Rendition , Storyline 
Buddha (manga) : Story & Art 
Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha - Owarinaki Tabi (movie) : Original creator 
Buddha: The Great Departure (movie) : Original creator 
Buta no Omochitsuki (manga) : Story & Art 
Captain Ken (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Castle of Dawn (manga) : Story & Art 
Chinnen and Kyo-chan (manga) : Story & Art 
Cigarettes and Ashes (movie) : Producer 
Cleopatra (movie) : Director , Original Plan 
(The) Crater (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Devil Garon (manga) : Story & Art 
Diary of Ma-chan (manga) : Story , Art 
Doggie March (movie) : Original creator 
Don Dracula (manga) : Story & Art 
Don Dracula (TV) : Original creator 
Dororo (manga) : Story & Art 
Dororo (live-action movie) : Original creator 
Dororo (TV) : Original creator 
Dr. Pinoko no Mori no Bōken (movie) : Original creator 
Dr. Thrill (manga) : Story & Art 
Drop (movie) : Original story , Animation , Background Art , Rendition 
Exploration Record of A-chan and B-ko-chan (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Fantastic Adventures of Unico (movie) : Director , Original Manga 
Faust (manga by O. Tezuka) : Story & Art 
Fumoon (movie) : Original story , Executive producer 
Future Man Chaos (manga) : Story & Art 
Galaxy Investigation 2100: Border Planet (movie) : Director , Screenplay , Original Plan 
General Onimaru (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Genesis (movie) : Executive producer 
Giletta (manga) : Story & Art 
Ginga Shonen Tai (puppet TV) : Original creator 
Goku no Daibōken (TV) : Original creator 
(The) Green Cat (OAV) : Director , Original Manga 
Gringo (manga) : Story & Art 
Hato yo Ten Made (manga) : Story & Art 
Hidamari no Ki (manga) : Story & Art 
Hidamari no Ki (TV) : Original story , Original Manga 
Hikari (manga) : Story & Art 
Hokkyoku no Mūshika Miishika (movie) : Supervision 
I am Sarutobi! (manga) : Story & Art 
I.L (manga) : Story & Art 
In The Beginning - The Bible Stories (TV) : Character Design , Original Plan 
Jet King (manga) : Story & Art 
Jetter Mars (TV) : Original Manga 
Jumping (movie) : Original Plan , Rendition , Storyline 
Jungle Emperor Leo (movie 1966) : Original Manga 
Jungle Emperor Leo (movie 1997) : Original Manga 
Jungle Emperor Leo (special) : Original creator 
Jungle Taitei (manga) : Story , Art 
Jungle Taitei Susume Leo (TV) : Original creator 
Kimba the White Lion (TV 1/1965) : Original Manga 
King Kong (manga) : Story & Art 
Legend of the Forest (movie) : Director , Scenario , Storyboard , Design 
Lost World (manga) : Story & Art 
Love Position - The Legend of Halley (OAV) : Original creator 
Ludwig B (manga) : Story & Art 
Lunatic Japan (manga) : Story & Art 
Lunn Flies into the Wind (OAV) : Original creator 
Mako, Rumi and Chii (manga) : Story & Art 
Male (movie) : Producer 
Marvelous Melmo (manga) : Story & Art 
Marvelous Melmo (TV) : Episode Director , Original creator 
Memory (movie) : Original story , Animation , Rendition 
Mermaid (movie) : Original story , Animation , Rendition 
Message to Adolf (manga) : Story & Art 
Metropolis (manga) : Story , Art 
Metropolis (movie) : Original Manga 
Microid S (manga) : Story & Art 
Microid S (TV) : Original creator 
Midnight (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Miracle Forest (manga) : Story & Art 
Misuke in Southern (movie) : Original story , Producer 
Misuke in the Land of Ice (movie) : Original story , Producer 
Mr. Doronko (manga) : Story & Art 
Multiple-Eyed Devil (manga) : Story & Art 
MURAMASA (movie) : Director , Original story , Storyline 
MW (manga) : Story & Art 
MW (live-action movie) : Original creator 
(The) Mysterious Underground Men (manga) : Story & Art 
Neo Faust (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) New Adventures of Kimba The White Lion (TV 1989) : Original Manga , Character Design 
New Treasure Island (manga) : Story , Art 
New Treasure Island (special) : Director 
Nextworld (manga) : Story & Art 
Norman (manga) : Story & Art 
Norman (special) : Screenplay , Original creator 
Number 7 (manga) : Story & Art 
Ode to Kirihito (manga) : Story & Art 
Okazaki City in 70 Years (movie) : Original story 
Once Upon A Time (movie by O. Tezuka) : Original story , Producer 
One-Million Year Trip: Bander Book (special) : Director , Script , Original story , Art , Rendition , Storyline 
Phoenix (manga) : Story & Art 
Phoenix (TV) : Original creator 
(The) Phoenix -Space- (OAV) : Original Manga 
Phoenix 2772 - Space Firebird (movie) : Chief Director , Screenplay , Original story , Art 
(The) Phoenix: Chapter of Dawn (movie) : Original Manga , Animation Director 
(The) Phoenix: Chapter of Ho-o (movie) : Original Manga 
(The) Phoenix: Chapter of Yamato (OAV) : Original creator 
Pictures at an Exhibition (movie) : Executive Director , Original Plan , Storyline 
Pinocchio (manga) : Story & Art 
Pluto (manga) : Original creator (Tetsuwan Atom) 
Pornographic Pictures (manga) : Story & Art 
Prelude of the Rainbow (manga) : Story & Art 
Prime Rose (manga) : Story & Art 
Princess Knight (manga) : Story & Art 
Princess Knight (TV) : Original creator , Executive Director 
Push (movie) : Original story , Art , Rendition , Storyline 
Queen Nasubi (manga) : Story & Art 
Rain Boy (OAV) : Director , Original Manga 
(The) Rainbow Fortress (manga) : Story & Art 
Rainbow Parakeet (manga) : Story & Art 
Ray (TV) : Original Creator of BJ 
Roppu-kun (manga) : Story & Art 
Saving our Fragile Earth: Unico Special Chapter (movie) : Original Manga 
Say Hello to Bookila! (manga) : Story & Art 
Sekai Meisaku Dōwa: Mori wa Ikiteiru (movie) : Character Design 
Self-portrait (movie - Osamu Tezuka) : Director , Animation , Original Plan , Rendition , Storyline 
Senya Ichiya Monogatari (movie) : Screenplay , Original story , Executive producer 
(The) Shinsen-gumi (manga) : Story & Art 
Shumari (manga) : Story & Art 
Sinbad no Bōken (movie) : Script 
Son-goku Is Coming: Chapter of Ko-fu Dai-o (special) : Original creator 
Son-Goku the Monkey (manga by O. Tezuka) : Story & Art 
Space Airport (manga) : Story & Art 
Space Journey - The First Dream of Wonder-kun (special) : Screenplay , Original story 
Super Taiheiki (manga) : Story & Art 
Swallowing the Earth (manga) : Story & Art 
Symphonic Poem: Jungle Emperor Leo (OAV) : Original story 
Tales of the Street Corner (movie) : Original creator , Executive producer 
Tange Sazen (manga) : Story & Art 
Tenguri, the Boy of the Plains (movie) : Script , Original Plan 
Tezuka Osamu ga Kieta?! 20 Seiki Saigo no Kaijiken (special) : Original creator 
Tezuka Osamu Story: I Am Son-Goku (movie) : Character Design (from "Son-goku the Monkey") , Original Plan 
(The) Three-eyed One (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Three-eyed One (TV) : Original story 
Three-Eyed One - Prince in the Devile Island (movie) : Original story , Storyline 
Till a City Beneath the Sea is Built (special) : Original story , Supervision 
A Time Slip of 10000 Years: Prime Rose (movie) : Original creator , Character Design , Storyline 
Tonkaratani Monogatari (manga) : Story & Art 
Treasure Island (manga) : Story & Art 
Triton of the Sea (manga) : Story & Art 
Tuberculoses (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Twin Knights (manga) : Story & Art 
Umi no Triton (movie) : Original creator 
Umi no Triton (TV) : Original story 
Under the Air (manga) : Story & Art 
Undersea Super Train: Marine Express (movie) : Original Storyline , Rendition 
Unico (manga) : Original Manga 
Unico in the Island of Magic (movie) : Original Manga 
Unico: Short Story (movie) : Original Manga , Supervision 
Vampire (live-action TV) : Original story 
(The) Vampires (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) Vampires Part 2 (manga) : Story & Art 
Wansa-kun (manga) : Story & Art 
Wansa-kun (TV) : Original story 
(The) Whirlwind Z (manga) : Story & Art 
(The) White Pilot (manga) : Story & Art 
Wonder Beat Scramble (TV) : Executive producer , Planning 
Wonder Three (manga) : Story & Art 
Wonder Three (TV) : Original Manga , Animation , Executive Director 
(The) Wonderful Journey (manga) : Story & Art 
World's Famous Stories for Children: Thumb Princess (movie) : Character Design 
X-Point on the South Pacific (manga) : Story & Art 
Yakeppachi no Maria (manga) : Story & Art 
Yamataro Comes Back (OAV) : Director , Original story 
Yasashii Lion (movie) : Executive producer 
Zero-Man (manga) : Story & Art 
Zero-Man (special) : Story 

Cast in:
Astro Boy (TV 2/1980) as Himself (ep 52) 
Brave Fire S09 (special) as narrator 
Vampire (live-action TV) as Himself (live action) 
This encyclopedia is collaboratively edited by the users of this site
DISCLAIMER add information report an error lookup sources
given name: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
family name: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z none