Tezuka In English
Category: Manga

Tezuka’s Manga (A-L)

Adventure of Rock, The (Manga)

Adventure of Rock, The (Manga)

The Adventure of Rock was originally serialized in Shonen Club from July 1952 to April 1954, and is another of Tezuka's explorations of the consequences of two different sentient species meeting.
Age of Adventure (Manga)

Age of Adventure (Manga)

The Age of Adventure, also known as "West Rush", was originally published in Akita Shoten's monthly Adventure King from January 1951 to August 1953. It is partially based on Tezuka's earlier amateur work, Old Man's Treasure Island from 1945.
Alabaster (Manga)

Alabaster (Manga)

Originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Champion, from December 1970 to June 1971, Alabaster is one of Tezuka's most dark and controversial manga series.
Ambassador Magma (Manga)

Ambassador Magma (Manga)

Originally serialized in Shonen Illustrated [少年画報] from May 1965 to August 1967, Ambassador Magma (1965-67) is Osamu Tezuka’s most recognizable entry in the long line of “giant robot” or mecha stories in Japanese manga adventures,
Apollo's Song (Manga)

Apollo's Song (Manga)

Originally published in Weekly Shonen King from April to November 1970, Apollo's Song (1970) is, in effect, a microcosm of Tezuka's work that combines nearly all his signature styles and techniques in one mature story.
Astro Boy [aka Mighty Atom] (Manga)

Astro Boy [aka Mighty Atom] (Manga)

Astro Boy (1952-68), also known as "Mighty Atom", Osamu Tezuka's beloved story about the boy-robot with 100,000 horsepower and a heart of gold is, without a doubt, Tezuka's most well-known creation.
Atom Cat (Manga)

Atom Cat (Manga)

Originally published in Smile Comics from July 1986 to February 1987, Atom Cat (1986-87) is Tezuka's return to Astro Boy (1952-68) - but with a twist.
Ayako (Manga)

Ayako (Manga)

Ayako is another of Tezuka's dark social commentaries on the effects of war on society. It was originally serialized in Big Comic from January 1972 to June 1973.
Bambi (Manga)

Bambi (Manga)

Osamu Tezuka’s Bambi (1951) was originally published on November 10, 1951 as a stand-alone book by Tsuru Shobo. It, like Pinocchio (1952), is a more-or-less direct adaptation of a Walt Disney classic animated feature film.
Barbara (Manga)

Barbara (Manga)

One of Osamu Tezuka's most adult and sexually-charged works, Barbara (1973-74) was originally serialized as a follow-up to Ayako (1972-73) in Big Comic from July 1973 to May 1974.
Black Jack (Manga)

Black Jack (Manga)

One of Tezuka's three medical dramas, along with Ode to Kirihito (1970-71) and A Tree in the Sun (1981-86), Black Jack (1973-83) follows the adventures of Dr. Hazama Kuroo, better known by his nickname, Black Jack - an unlicensed and shadowy doctor with...
Book of Human Insects, The (Manga)

Book of Human Insects, The (Manga)

Another of Osamu Tezuka's biting social satires, The Book of Human Insects (1970-71) followed his series of short stories, known collectively as Under the Air (1968-70), and was originally serialized from May 9, 1970 to February 13, 1971 in Play Comi...
Brave Dan (Manga)

Brave Dan (Manga)

Osamu Tezuka's tale of an Ainu boy and his tiger, Brave Dan (1962) followed The White Pilot (1961-62) in Weekly Shonen Sunday, and was originally serialized from July to December 1962.
Buddha (Manga)

Buddha (Manga)

Considered one of Tezuka's last major works, Buddha was originally serialized from September 1972 to December 1983. Published by Ushio Shuppan Co., in a publication that began as Friends of Hope, and which was subsequently changed to Shonen World and...
Captain Ken (Manga)

Captain Ken (Manga)

Following on the heels of the successful run of Zero Men (1959-60), Tezuka's Captain Ken (1960-61) was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday from December 18, 1960 to August 20, 1961.
Castle of Dawn (Manga)

Castle of Dawn (Manga)

Originally published from September 1959 to March 1961 in Seventh – Eighth Grader, Osamu Tezuka’s Castle of Dawn (1959-61) is one of several samurai-style series, including The Shinsengumi (1963) and I Am Sarutobi (1960-61), which are set against the...
Crater, The (Manga)

Crater, The (Manga)

Originally envisioned as an exploration of the human mind, the series of 17 independent, self-contained short stories that make up The Crater (1969-70) was serialized in Weekly Shonen Champion from August 1969 to April 1970.
Crime and Punishment (Manga)

Crime and Punishment (Manga)

One of Tezuka's earliest attempts at adapting literary classics into manga, Crime and Punishment (1953) was originally published as a stand-alone book by Tokodo in November, 1953.
Devil of the Earth, The (Manga)

Devil of the Earth, The (Manga)

Originally referred to as Earth 1954, Osamu Tezuka’s The Devil of the Earth (1954) first appeared as a New Year’s supplemental insert to Adventure King, in January 1954. It is one of six seasonal supplements Tezuka did for the periodical, including X-P...
Don Dracula (Manga)

Don Dracula (Manga)

Tezuka's slapstick vampire comedy, Don Dracula (1979) was published, following the conclusion of his popular Black Jack (1973-83) manga's original run, in Weekly Shonen Champion from May to December 1979. A minor hit, in 1982 it spawned an animated television...
Dororo (Manga)

Dororo (Manga)

Tezuka's signature samurai series, Dororo (1967-69) was originally published in Weekly Shonen Sunday from August 1967 to July 1968. After a hiatus the manga series concluded its run in Adventure King in 1969 to coincide with the release of the animated...
Dr. Thrill (Manga)

Dr. Thrill (Manga)

Dr. Thrill (1959) was originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday from April 5 to September 6, 1959. Originally begun as a collection of stand-alone stories, at the request of his editors, Tezuka eventually transformed the story into a long-form s...
Futureman Kaos (Manga)

Futureman Kaos (Manga)

Futureman Kaos (1978-79), Osamu Tezuka's science-fiction tale of friendship and betrayal was originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine from April 1978 to January 1979.
I.L (Manga)

I.L (Manga)

Following hot on the heels of Swallowing the Earth (1968-69), Tezuka's next project, I.L (pronounced "Aye-El"), was originally serialized in Big Comic from August 1969 to March 1970.
Jungle Emperor [aka Kimba] (Manga)

Jungle Emperor [aka Kimba] (Manga)

Arguably Tezuka's second-most well-known series, after Astro Boy (1952-68), Jungle Emperor (1950-54) was originally published as a serial in Manga Shonen between 1950–54. Also widely known as Kimba the White Lion, it is one of Tezuka's earliest serialized (...
Ludwig B (Manga)

Ludwig B (Manga)

Tezuka's unfinished symphony, Ludwig B (1987-89) was published in Comic Tom from June 1987 to February 1989 - ending abruptly, mid-story, with Osamu Tezuka's untimely death on February 9, 1989. A fictionalized biography, it is similar in (planned) scope...
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