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About Tezuka’s Anime

Although Osamu Tezuka got his beginnings as a manga artist, in some ways it can be seen as a means to an end - and that being animation. In fact, Tezuka himself has been famously quoted as saying that while manga was his "wife", animation was his "mistress", and one that he simply could not stop himself from returning to.

Tezuka’s Anime (Experimental)

Osamu Tezuka's love of animation as an art form ran deep, and right from the very beginning he knew that he wanted to push the artistic boundaries as much or more so than the commercial ones.

Tezuka’s Anime (Films)

A Thousand and One Nights (1969)

Osamu Tezuka’s relationship with animation was a complex one.

At one end of the spectrum, he is, at least in regards to his career in anime, arguably most famous his work on his many animated television programs.  On the other, Tezuka was equally enchanted with the idea of pushing the artistic boundaries of animation through his experimental animation short films.  However between those two ends of the spectrum, almost exactly in the middle, sit Tezuka’s animated feature films.

For Osamu Tezuka the “holy grail” of animation was always to be able to produce full-length animated films for theatrical release.  …

Tezuka’s Anime (TV Series)

Osamu Tezuka is well-known as being the “father of Japanese television animation”. When he first decided to try his hand at animation, he decided to do something that had never been tried in Japan – a weekly television anime series.

Blue Blink (Anime)

Blue Blink (1989-90) was an anime series first broadcast on NHK General TV from April 7, 1989 to March 16, 1990. Unlike most of Tezuka’s animated series, Blue Blink (1989-90) was an original story, and was not based on a corresponding manga series - much like his earlier Astro Boy (1963-66) remake, Jetter Mars (1977).

Tezuka Pro. open DVD crowdfunding/streaming website

Anime Sols

New crowdfunding and streaming platform Anime Sols opened on Monday for the US and Canadian markets with select titles from Tezuka Productions, Yomiuri Television, Tatsunoko Productions and Pierrot. This is the first time that Japanese animation companies have set up their own business to stream classic anime to fans, without licensing or middlemen companies.

The following three launch series are from Tezuka:

A new Black Jack episode is planned for streaming every Tuesday, and a new episode of Blue Blink every Saturday.