Osamu Tezuka's Daughter Reveals Newly Discovered Sketches
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Pioneering creator Osamu Tezuka's (Mighty Atom/Astro Boy, Jungle Emperor/Kimba the White Lion, Phoenix) daughter Rumiko Tezuka posted two images of recently uncovered sketches by her late father. The sketches were housed in her father's desk drawer, but the drawer had been locked and missing the key since he passed away in 1989. The drawings include drafts of Marvelous Melmo's protagonist and risque sketches of a female mouse.
キッタナイ紙袋から『ふしぎなメルモ』の原画がどっさり。直筆と資料室の森さんが鑑定。これがまぁ可愛いのなんの! pic.twitter.com/C0eDkTil6y— RumikoTezuka (@musicrobita) March 27, 2014
ある袋からはエロチックなカットがどっさり発掘。あまりの多さに立ち会った資料室森さんもスタッフも仰天!なかには田中圭一も真っ青な卑猥なイラストもあり、いったい何に使われたカットなのか不明。さすがに公開自主規制。ギリギリ可愛いのだけ。 pic.twitter.com/AmZvJ4ZAMt— RumikoTezuka (@musicrobita) March 27, 2014
Also found in the desk was a hand-written essay about Akira manga creator and director Katsuhiro Otomo.
Several manga drafts and images have been discovered since Tezuka's death. Manga creator Leiji Matsumoto (Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999) has unveiled nine unpublished manuscript pages from manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka's early years. A manga drawn by the creator when he was in his late teens was discovered in 2012 after a former middle school classmate of Tezuka's held on to it for over six decades.
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