Tezuka In English
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Tezuka’s Manga (M-S)

Message to Adolf (Manga)

Message to Adolf (Manga)

Commissioned at the request of Tezuka's editor who desired the drawing of a "thoroughly serious drama", Message to Adolf (1983-85) was originally published in the magazine journal, Weekly Bunshun, between January 1983 and May 1985.
Metropolis (Manga)

Metropolis (Manga)

Metropolis (1949), one third of Osamu Tezuka's early "science-fiction trilogy", was originally published as a stand-alone, book-length adventure by Ikuei Publishing on September 15, 1949.
Miracle Forest, The Story of a (Manga)

Miracle Forest, The Story of a (Manga)

One of Osamu Tezuka's earliest works, The Story of a Miracle Forest (1949) was published as a book-length stand-alone adventure by Tokodo in June 1949.
Mr. Cactus (Manga)

Mr. Cactus (Manga)

Also sometimes referred to as Milkhall Territory, Osamu Tezuka’s cowboy adventure, Mr. Cactus (1951-54) was originally published over 23 monthly instalments in Shonen Illustrated from April 1951 to March 1953. It was followed by Cyrano the Hero (1953) f...
MW (Manga)

MW (Manga)

Originally serialized in Big Comic from September 1976 to January 1978, MW was created as part of Tezuka’s continued response to the Gekiga movement which opposed the cartoonish nature of Tezuka’s earlier works in both art and storytelling.
Mysterious Underground Men, The (Manga)

Mysterious Underground Men, The (Manga)

The Mysterious Underground Men (1948), was originally published as a stand-alone book by Fuji Shobo and released on February 20, 1948. One of his earliest feature-length works, Tezuka considered it his very first “story manga”.
New Treasure Island (Manga)

New Treasure Island (Manga)

New Treasure Island (1947) is, by and large, considered Osamu Tezuka's debut work. It was first published in January 1947, when Tezuka was still a 19 year-old medical student, and although it was preceded by the "gag manga" strip, The Diary of Ma-chan...
Norman (Manga)

Norman (Manga)

Originally published in Weekly Shonen King from April 28, to December 22, 1968, Norman (1968) is another of Osamu Tezuka’s science-fiction team adventure stories depicting humanity’s struggle for survival against an opposing alien enemy
Ode to Kirihito (Manga)

Ode to Kirihito (Manga)

Originally serialized in Big Comic from April 1970 to December 1971, is part of Tezuka's general shift in the late 1960's/early 1970's towards more mature subject matter. It is also Tezuka's first step into a genre he would later master with Black Jack...
Phoenix (Manga)

Phoenix (Manga)

One of Tezuka's most well-known series, Phoenix (1967-88), is a series of twelve loosely connected stories – with the first chapter, “Dawn” published in COM magazine in 1967, and the last, “Sun”, appearing in 1988 in The Wild Age.
Phoenix [Manga Shonen] (Manga)

Phoenix [Manga Shonen] (Manga)

The earliest incarnation of what would eventually become Tezuka's epic masterpiece, Phoenix [Manga Shonen] (1954-55) was Tezuka's follow-up series to the popular Jungle Emperor (1950-54) in Manga Shonen.
Phoenix [Shojo Club] (Manga)

Phoenix [Shojo Club] (Manga)

Phoenix [Shojo Club] (1956-57), Tezuka's reboot of the Phoenix concept, came a mere one year after Phoenix [Manga Shonen] (1954-55) came to an abrupt end in May 1955. As the follow-up to Princess Knight [Shojo Club] (1953-56), it was serialized in Shojo...
Pinocchio (Manga)

Pinocchio (Manga)

Heavily inspired by Walt Disney’s animated classic, Osamu Tezuka’s take on the tale of a wooden puppet who becomes a real boy Pinocchio (1952) was originally published as a stand-alone book by Tokodo on June 5, 1952.
Pippy (Manga)

Pippy (Manga)

Tezuka’s undersea adventure, Pippy (1951-53) was originally serialized in Shuiesha’s Fun Book from December 1951 to May 1953, with a one-off Pippy side-story, “Pippy’s Adventure”, appearing in an Fun Book “Special Issue” in August 1952.
Princess Knight [Nakayoshi] (Manga)

Princess Knight [Nakayoshi] (Manga)

Although it is a remake of the original story, Princess Knight [Nakayoshi] (1963-64) is the more well-known of the two. This completely re-draw and re-written version of Princess Knight was serialized in Good Friend from January 1963 to October 1966...
Princess Knight [Shojo Club] (Manga)

Princess Knight [Shojo Club] (Manga)

The original manga adventure of Princess Knight was serialized in Shojo Club from January 1953 to January 1956 - with a one-off Princess Knight side-story ("Tink and the Golden Egg") appearing in the Shojo Club "Summer Vacation Special Issue" in 1954....
Rainbow Parakeet (Manga)

Rainbow Parakeet (Manga)

Following both Black Jack (1973-83) and Don Dracula (1979), Rainbow Parakeet (1981-82) was originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Champion from March, 1981 – June, 1982 and features Tezuka's take on the manga "dashing thief" character.
Son-Goku the Monkey (Manga)

Son-Goku the Monkey (Manga)

Sometimes referred to as My Son-Goku, Tezuka's take on the classical Chinese literary work, Journey to the West, tells the tale of the magical stone monkey known as Son-Goku and his adventures with the Buddhist monk Sanzohoshi as they travel to India...
Swallowing the Earth (Manga)

Swallowing the Earth (Manga)

Seen by many as Tezuka's response to the more dramatic-style geikga movement of manga in the 1960's, Swallowing the Earth (1968-69) began serialization in Big Comic in April 1968 and ran until July 1969.
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