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Osamu Tezuka (I) (1928–1989)

Tezuka wrote/animated the Japanese TV Series "Jangaru Taitei" that was turned into a USA syndicated series in the 60s called "Kimba The White Lion". This story was then plagiarized by The Disney Company in 1994 and became "The Lion King", the most profitable film of all time, and Tezuka has never received due credit from Disney for his creation, ... See full bio »


(age 60) in Tokyo, Japan

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Tenrankai no e
Astro Boy
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 2017 Atom the Beginning (TV Series) (original concept - 12 episodes)
- Beginning (2017) ... (original concept)
- A Dialogue (2017) ... (original concept)
- Battle Royal (2017) ... (original concept)
- Six Is Unfit to Fight (2017) ... (original concept)
- Robot Wrestling (2017) ... (original concept)
 2015 Yangu burakku jakku (TV Series) (original concept)
 2015 Toire no Pieta (essay)
 2012 Hi no tori: Kizuna-hen (Short) (manga)
 2012 Hidamari no ki (TV Series) (manga - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (manga)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (manga)
 2011 Black Jack Final (Video)
 2011 Ningen konchûki (TV Series) (manga - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... (manga)
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... (manga)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... (manga)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... (manga)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (manga)
 2011 Yangu Burakku Jakku (TV Movie) (manga)
 2009 Astro Boy (manga)
 2009 MW (based on the cartoons by)
 2009 MW: Dai 0 shô akuma no gêmu (TV Movie) (manga)
 2007 Dororo (comic)
 2004 Blood Will Tell: Tezuka Osamu's Dororo (Video Game) (story - as Tezuka Osamu)
 2004 Phoenix (TV Series) (creator)
 2003 Astro Boy (TV Series) (comic) / (creator)
 2001 Black Jack III (TV Movie) (novel)
 2001 Metropolis (comic book)
 2000 Black Jack II (TV Movie) (comic)
 2000 Tezuka Osamu gekijou (TV Movie) (manga)
 2000 Hidamari no ki (TV Series) (manga)
 2000 Black Jack (TV Movie) (comic)
 1999 Garasu no nô (graphic novel)
 1997 Jungle Emperor Leo (story)
 1996 Black Jack: The Movie (comic) / (story)
 1994 Kimba the White Lion (TV Series) (creator)
 1993 Akuemon (Short) (writer)
 1993 Black Jack (TV Mini-Series)
 1993 Maguma taishi (Video short) (story)
 1992 Mitsume ga tooru (Video Game)
 1991 Adachi-ga hara (Short)
 1989 New Adventures of Kimba the White Lion (TV Series) (comic)
 1989 Tezuka Osamu monogatari: Boku wa Son Gokû (TV Movie) (comic)
 1989 Aoi Blink (TV Series) (writer)
 1988/I Self Portrait (Short)
 1987 Legend of the Forest (Video short)
 1987 Muramasa (Short)
 1987 Hi no tori: Uchû-hen (Video) (manga)
 1987 Hi no tori: Yamato-hen (Video) (manga)
 1987 Bureibufaiyâ S09 (Short) (story)
 1986 Space 1986
 1986 Hi no tori: Hôô-hen (comic)
 1986 Yamatarô kaeru (Video short) (manga)
 1985 Broken Down Film (Short)
 1985 Akuma Shima no prince: Mittsu-me ga tooru (TV Movie) (comic)
 1985 Run wa kaze no naka (Video short) (manga)
 1984 Taishizen no makemono Bagi (TV Movie)
 1984 Jumping (Short) (screenplay)
 1983 Midori no neko (Video short) (manga)
 1983 Uniko: Mahô no shima e (comic)
 1982 Don Dorakyura (TV Series) (comic)
 1981 Unico (original story)
 1980 Astroboy (TV Series) (characters) / (screenplay)
 1980 Fumoon (TV Movie)
 1980 Hi no tori 2772: Ai no kosumozôn (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Spaceketeers (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 Kaitei chô tokkyû: Marin Ekusupuresu (TV Movie) (story)
 1979 Umi no Triton (comic)
 1978 Dawn 1978 (writer)
 1978 Hi no tori (story)
 1977 Sôgen no ko Tenguri (Short) (story)
 1973 Wansa-kun (TV Series) (creator)
 1972 Umi no Toriton (TV Series) (original story)
 1970 Kureopatora (idea and story)
 1969 Sen'ya ichiya monogatari (writer)
 1969 Wandâ-kun no hatsu yume uchû ryokô (TV Short) (story)
 1968 Banpaiya (TV Series) (based on the ideas of)
 1968 Genesis (Short)
 1968 Norman (Video short) (manga)
 1967-1968 Choppy and the Princess (TV Series) (creator - 52 episodes)
- Shirubaa rando shiawase ni (1968) ... (creator)
- Moeru shirubaa rando (1968) ... (creator)
- Baberu jou no kuro kishi (1968) ... (creator)
- Hekeeto no hohoemi (1968) ... (creator)
- Umi ni kieta safaiya (1968) ... (creator)
 1967 Goku no daiboken (TV Series)
 1966 Tenrankai no e (Short) (scenario)
 1966 Leo the Lion (TV Series) (creator)
 1966 Kimba, the White Lion (manga)
 1966 Maguma taishi (TV Series) (creator)
 1966 Son Goku ga hajimaru yo kofudaio no maki (TV Movie) (creator)
 1965 Shizuku (Short) (uncredited)
 1965 Wandâ surî (TV Series) (comic - 2 episodes)
- Evacuation in 24 Hours (1965) ... (comic)
- Three Beings from Outer Space (1965) ... (comic)
 1965 Kimba the White Lion (TV Series)
 1964 Memorî (Short) (uncredited)
 1964 Ningyo (Short) (uncredited)
 1963 Galaxy Boy Troop (TV Series)
  Astroboy (TV Series) (framework - 1 episode, 1963) (original story - 1 episode, 1963) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Birth of Astroboy (1963) ... (framework) / (original story) / (screenplay)
 1963 Tetsuwan atomu (TV Series) (comic)
 1960 Saiyûki (comic "Boku no Son Gokû") / (screen story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Ode to Kirihito"

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Tezuka Osamu

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In January 1965, Tezuka received a letter from American film director Stanley Kubrick; Kubrick had watched Astroboy (1963) and wanted to invite Tezuka to be the art director of his next movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Tezuka could not afford to leave his studio for a year to live in England, so he refused. Although he could not work on it, he loved the film, and would play its soundtrack at ... See more »


Wore thick glasses and often sported a black beret. See more »

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