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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. …
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:
- 24 Hour TV Specials 1978-1980: Bander Book, Marine Express, Fumoon
- Blue Blink episodes 1-13
- Black Jack 2004 TV series episodes 0-12