These pages contain information on selected series of Osamu Teukza's manga and anime.
Tezuka deserves the title of the "God of Manga". Not only innovative, he was also extremely prolific. From his early career in the late 1940's to his death in 1989, Tezuka worked non-stop. Over the course of his 40-year career, Tezuka created and wrote more than 700 volumes of manga containing an estimated 150,000 pages of drawings.
"...I'm begging you, let me work!"
Seeing anime as a natural transition of manga, he also produced another 200,000 pages of storyboards and scripts. The result was nearly 500 episodes of a variety of popular animated television programs and numerous award-winning short and feature-length animated films.
Not one to be pigeon-holed, Tezuka had the amazing ability to write and draw compelling, sensitive stories in a variety of genres, for readers of all ages. Tezuka's work spans adventures stories such as Astro Boy and Jungle Emperor for young boys, Princess Knight for young girls, Unico for children, and complex and philosophical stories for mature readers such as Phoenix and Buddha. Yet no matter the tone, style or intended audience, they all have that one-of-a-kind Tezuka flair.
Needless to say, our list will continue to grow for some time.