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Osamu Tezuka (I) (1928–1989)


Tezuka Osamu (Osamu Tezuka) was born on November 3, 1928, in Toyonaka city Osaka, Japan as the first born child of Yutaka, and Fumiko Tezuka. At the age of five, Tezuka's family moved to the village of Kohama, in Hyogo prefecture (present day city of Takarazuka). When he was seven, he entered Osaka municipal Ikeda elementary school. Due to his ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 60) in Tokyo, Japan

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Astro Boy Writer
(2009)
(1985)

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 2019 Tezuka's Barbara (manga)
 2019 Dororo (TV Series) (original story - 24 episodes)
- Dororo and Hyakkimaru (2019) ... (original story)
- The story of the demons (2019) ... (original story)
- The story of Nui (2019) ... (original story)
- The story of breaking the cycle of suffering (2019) ... (original story)
- The story of the Nue (2019) ... (original story)
 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 Young Black Jack (TV Series) (original concept)
 2015 Pieta in the Toilet (essay)
 2012 Phoenix: Bonds Chapter (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 The Book of Human Insects (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 The Young Black Jack (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 Unico: Saving Our Fragile Earth (Short) (character)
 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)
 1999 Neo Faust (TV Special short) (manga)
 1997 In The Beginning: The Bible Stories (TV Series) (creator) / (script)
 1997 Jungle Emperor Leo (story)
 1996 Black Jack: The Movie (comic)
 1994 Kimba the White Lion (TV Series) (creator)
 1993 Black Jack (TV Mini Series)
 1993 Akuemon (Short) (manga)
 1993 Ambassador Magma (Video short) (story)
 1992 Mitsume ga tooru (Video Game)
 1991 Adachi Gahara (Short)
 1989 New Adventures of Kimba the White Lion (TV Series) (comic)
 1989 Osamu Tezuka Story: I am Son-Goku (TV Movie) (comic)
 1989 Blue 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 Brave Fire S09 (Short) (story)
 1986 Space 1986
 1986 Firebird: Karma Chapter (comic)
 1986 Galaxy Investigation 2100: Border Planet (TV Movie) (manga) / (screenplay)
 1986 Yamataro Comes Back (Video short) (manga)
 1985 Broken Down Film (Short)
 1985 Love Position Halley Densetsu (Video) (written by)
 1985 Akuma Shima no prince: Mittsu-me ga tooru (TV Movie) (comic)
 1985 Lunn Flies Into the Wind (Video short) (manga)
 1984 Jumping (Short) (screenplay)
 1983 The Green Cat (Video short) (manga)
 1983 A Time Slip of 10000 Years: Prime Rose (TV Movie) (creator)
 1982 Don Dracula (TV Series) (comic - 8 episodes)
- Bizarre! Devil in the Cram School (1982) ... (comic)
- Success? The Cribbing Plan (1982) ... (comic)
- Where Goes the Half-fish Man? (1982) ... (comic)
 1981 Bremen 4: Angels in Hell (TV Movie)
 1981 The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (original story)
 1980 Astroboy (TV Series) (characters) / (screenplay)
 1980 Fumoon (TV Movie)
 1980 Space Firebird (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Undersea Super Train: Marine Express (TV Movie) (story)
 1979 Triton of the Sea (comic)
 1978 Dawn 1978 (writer)
 1978 Starzinger (TV Series) (writer)
 1977 Tenguri, Boy of the Plains (Short) (story)
 1977 The Visitor in the Eye (manga)
 1973 Wansa-kun (TV Series) (creator)
 1972 Triton of the Sea (TV Series) (original story)
 1971-1972 Marvelous Melmo (TV Series) (manga - 26 episodes)
- Goodbye, Melmo (1972) ... (manga)
- Many Boyfriends (1972) ... (manga)
- Light, Darkness, and Love (1972) ... (manga)
- Someone Proposed to Me! (1972) ... (manga)
 1970 Cleopatra (idea and story)
 1970 Misuke in the Land of Ice (Short) (original story)
 1968-1969 Dororo (TV Series) (27 episodes)
- Saigo no yôkai (1969)
- Yôkai do-bôzu (1969)
- Shike nyûdô (1969)
- Hitogui taiboku (1969)
- Yôkai Monmon (1969)
 1969 A Thousand & One Nights (writer)
 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 Pictures at an Exhibition (Short) (scenario)
 1966 Leo the Lion (TV Series) (creator)
 1966 Kimba, the White Lion (manga)
 1966 Space Avenger (TV Series) (creator)
 1966 Adventures of the Monkey King (TV Movie) (creator)
 1965 The Drop (Short) (uncredited)
 1965 Wonder 3 (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 Memory (Short) (uncredited)
 1964 Mermaid (Short) (uncredited)
 1964 Big X (TV Series) (writer - 1964-1965)
 1964 Astro Boy (comic)
 1963 Doggie March (creator)
 1963 Galaxy Boy Troop (TV Series)
  Astro Boy (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 Mighty Atom (TV Series) (comic)
 1962 Tales of a Street Corner (Short)
 1960 Alakazam the Great (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

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Etsuko Okada  (his death)  (3 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Comics are an international language, they can cross boundaries and generations. Comics are a bridge between all cultures. See more »

Trivia:

His childhood nickname was "gashagasha-atama", or "messy head" ("gashagasha" is slang for "messy" and "atama" means "head"). See more »

Trademark:

He often uses rebirth as a plot element in his stories. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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