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Shin Tezuka in English!

That's right, it's here, it's now, it's the new and improved Tezuka in English. Although there is a lot of content on the site, much of it is still in the process of being organized and reformatted to fit our new layout.  We thank you for your patience while we work through and clean up each of the sections. If you're looking for something but you can't find it, feel free to contact us!

Did You Know?

Kimba the Regular Lion?

Originally Osamu Tezuka didn't plan for the hero of Jungle Emperor to be a white lion, but after a late night at work in poor light he forgot to colour the Leo and so the white lion was born.


Welcome to Tezuka In English

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Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989)

Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫) was a manga author and creator of many of the first Japanese animation. While Tezuka’s best known creation is, arguably, the world-renowned children’s series Astro Boy, he drew more than 150,000 pages of manga in his lifetime - touching on every style and genre. He wrote for every age-group, from young children to mature audiences, and single-handedly created the majority of the genres and character-types we see in manga and anime today.

"...All Life is Sacred"

Though he is one of the most respected cultural figures of 20th century Japan, finding information in English on his work can be difficult. As such, we'd like to welcome you to Tezuka In English - home of the global community for English-speaking Tezuka fans. Here you will find information on the many manga and anime series Tezuka created, his beloved Star-System cast of characters, what's available in English and what's not. You'll also find links to many other useful web resources including publishers’ sites, official publicity sites, and other fan sites. While you're at it, join our forums and and meet other Tezuka fans from around the world!

Tezuka In English is a volunteer-run fan site working in conjunction with TezukaOsamu.net, the official Japanese website. We're always looking for help, so if you have a link to suggest, please contact us!


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