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->''"Manga is virtual. Manga is sentiment. Manga is resistance. Manga is bizarre. Manga is pathos. Manga is destruction. Manga is arrogance. Manga is love. Manga is kitsch. Manga is sense of wonder. Manga is there is no conclusion yet."''

Osamu Tezuka, [[FanNickname a.k.a. The Father of Manga]], is widely credited as ''the'' originator of much, if not most, of what visually distinguishes [[{{Manga}} Japanese comics]] and [[{{Anime}} animation]]. His prolific output and activity throughout the years has been legendary in the industry, with only a fraction having even been translated for foreign consumption. He created over 700 comics with more than 150,000 pages total, the second TV anime ever made, and the very first {{shoujo}}. His production spans more or less every conceivable genre, and is sometimes so complex it does it ''in the same manga''.

If you have the afternoon free you can check out some (incomplete) lists of his works on ThatOtherWiki: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Osamu_Tezuka_manga manga here]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Osamu_Tezuka_anime and anime there]].

The Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} of Japanese visual arts (just that instead of being inspired by blues, he was inspired by Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}, [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] and Creator/{{Terrytoons}}, among other stars from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation).

Re-uses quite a few of his own characters, as well as making {{Expy}}s of them[[note]]via his "[[ReusedCharacterDesign Star System]]", inspired by the Hollywood Star System[[/note]], see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osamu_Tezuka%27s_Star_System this page]] on ThatOtherWiki for a detailed list. If you want an overview of his work that you can carry on hand, check out the book "The Art of Osamu Tezuka".

[[AC: His works include:]]

[[index]]
* ''Manga/{{Adolf}}''
* ''Alabaster'' (His least known and most controversial work. A surprisingly bloody, violent series with racial overtones. Subverts most of his other [[ReusedCharacterDesign recurring characters]]: for example, the classic 'IdealHero' type from his other series is a narcissistic and sadistic rapist here.)
* ''The Amazing 3'' (''Wonder 3'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Japan]])
* ''AmbassadorMagma''
* ''Manga/ApollosSong''
* ''Manga/AstroBoy'' (''Tetsuwan Atomu'', the second anime series ever produced and the earliest popular one)
* ''Ayako'' (Another extremely dark work revolving around an especially heinous case of {{BreakTheCutie}})
* ''Anime/BagiTheMonsterOfMightyNature''
* ''Big X''
* ''Manga/BlackJack''
* ''Blue Blink''
* ''The Book Of Human Insects''
* ''Manga/{{Buddha}}'' (a highly embellished biography of Buddha)
* ''The Crater'' which is now being offered on Kickstarter as a limited, 2000 copy run with 890 or o sold.
* ''{{Manga/Dororo}}''
* ''[[Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion Jungle Emperor]]'' (aka ''Kimba, The White Lion.'' Infamous for the [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks accusations of plagiarism]] its FanDumb has made towards Disney's ''Disney/TheLionKing''... Despite Tezuka himself [[WordOfGod wishing Disney would remake it]].)
* ''Lion Books''
* ''Manga/MarvelousMelmo''
* ''[[OsamuTezukasMetropolis Metropolis]]'' (One of his earlier works, although the anime adaptation was produced after his death.)
* ''Manga/{{MW}}'' (A suspense-thriller centered around the twisted relationship between Father Garai, a guilt-ridden, secretly gay delinquent-turned-priest and his lover, Yuuki Michio, an amoral monster -- and occasional VillainousCrossdresser -- who plans to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Today it is chiefly remembered for the well-known but unsubstantiated {{Fanon}} theory that the main villain of NaokiUrasawa's celebrated ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' series was inspired by Michio.)
* ''Manga/OdeToKirihito''
* ''Manga/{{Phoenix}}'' (Was meant to be his grand masterwork, alternating between tales of the distant past and the distant future until the two converged at the present. This work is, sadly, a victim of AuthorExistenceFailure.)
* ''Manga/PrincessKnight''
* ''Senya Ichiya Monogatari'', a +2-hour long anime film loosely based on the Literature/ArabianNights. First known {{Hentai}} anime film.
* ''Manga/TheThreeEyedOne''
* ''Triton Of The Sea'', also to be published in US thanks to Kickstarter
* ''Manga/{{Unico}}'', which was even published in the US thanks to Kickstarter
* ''Manga/{{Vampires}}''
* ''Yuusha Dan''
[[/index]]

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!! Tropes used frequently in Tezuka's works include:

* BreakingTheFourthWall: And how!
* CreatorThumbprint: Medical knowledge (Tezuka was a trained surgeon), animals and nature.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Pick a Tezuka character, any female Tezuka character. Yeah, there's a 70% chance that they have crossdressed at some point.
** TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Constantly averted. Almost all of his younger male characters have long eyelashes and some (i.e. Kimba the White Lion, Astro Boy) even end up looking feminine.
*** This was even used as a plot point in ''Manga/{{Dororo}}''. [[spoiler:[[SamusIsAGirl the eponymous sidekick is a girl]]. She has long eyelashes and other feminine features, but you would probably dismiss these clues because of Tezuka's style of drawing young boys]].
* DoingItForTheArt: If he liked, he ''could'' be a doctor and have an stable career thanks to his studies, even so, he drew manga.
* {{Expy}}: As mentioned above.
* FamousLastWords: "I'm begging you, let me work!"/"Please, let me keep working!" The context was a nurse taking away his pens and paper, insisting he needed rest as he was on his deathbed with stomach cancer, but he will always be remembered [[RageAgainstTheHeavens screaming it at the gods]], pleading with them for enough time for one last book for his fans to enjoy...
* FanArt: He loved the Disney Duck family stories by CarlBarks and frequently sent [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/4/2/4/43424.jpg?v=1 greeting cards]] to him with his own drawings of them interacting with his own characters.
* FromClonesToGenre: His work almost necessitated it, as he codified so many manga tropes, others had to make other tropes in order to stand out.
* GreenAesop: Lots and lots, especially ''Unico'', ''Astro Boy'', and ''Kimba''.
* ImprovisedLightningRod: Used in the TearJerker ending of Movement 1 in the [[AuthorExistenceFailure unfinished]] ''Legend of the Forest''.
* NiceHat: His beret.
* RaygunGothic: Most of his works are known for this aesthetic.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Varies depending on the work.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Obviously ''Astro Boy'', but also ''Metropolis'' and others.
* TheWorkaholic: As reflected by his aforementioned FamousLastWords, the man himself was the absolute apotheosis of Japan's legendary workaholism. He spent virtually every waking hour from early adulthood right up until the day he died drawing manga. Practically the only leisure time he allowed himself was watching films, although it did give him a chance to see what his competitors in the entertainment industry were up to and gave him a source of inspiration, as many of his works played off themes from his favorite movies.
* WorldOfHam: Subtlety wasn't something he was too interested in.

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->''"Manga is virtual. Manga is sentiment. Manga is resistance. Manga is bizarre. Manga is pathos. Manga is destruction. Manga is arrogance. Manga is love. Manga is kitsch. Manga is sense of wonder. Manga is there is no conclusion yet."''

Osamu Tezuka, [[FanNickname a.k.a. The Father of Manga]], is widely credited as ''the'' originator of much, if not most, of what visually distinguishes [[{{Manga}} Japanese comics]] and [[{{Anime}} animation]]. His prolific output and activity throughout the years has been legendary in the industry, with only a fraction having even been translated for foreign consumption. He created over 700 comics with more than 150,000 pages total, the second TV anime ever made, and the very first {{shoujo}}. His production spans more or less every conceivable genre, and is sometimes so complex it does it ''in the same manga''.

If you have the afternoon free you can check out some (incomplete) lists of his works on ThatOtherWiki: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Osamu_Tezuka_manga manga here]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Osamu_Tezuka_anime and anime there]].

The Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} of Japanese visual arts (just that instead of being inspired by blues, he was inspired by Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}, [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] and Creator/{{Terrytoons}}, among other stars from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation).

Re-uses quite a few of his own characters, as well as making {{Expy}}s of them[[note]]via his "[[ReusedCharacterDesign Star System]]", inspired by the Hollywood Star System[[/note]], see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osamu_Tezuka%27s_Star_System this page]] on ThatOtherWiki for a detailed list. If you want an overview of his work that you can carry on hand, check out the book "The Art of Osamu Tezuka".

[[AC: His works include:]]

[[index]]
* ''Manga/{{Adolf}}''
* ''Alabaster'' (His least known and most controversial work. A surprisingly bloody, violent series with racial overtones. Subverts most of his other [[ReusedCharacterDesign recurring characters]]: for example, the classic 'IdealHero' type from his other series is a narcissistic and sadistic rapist here.)
* ''The Amazing 3'' (''Wonder 3'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Japan]])
* ''AmbassadorMagma''
* ''Manga/ApollosSong''
* ''Manga/AstroBoy'' (''Tetsuwan Atomu'', the second anime series ever produced and the earliest popular one)
* ''Ayako'' (Another extremely dark work revolving around an especially heinous case of {{BreakTheCutie}})
* ''Anime/BagiTheMonsterOfMightyNature''
* ''Big X''
* ''Manga/BlackJack''
* ''Blue Blink''
* ''The Book Of Human Insects''
* ''Manga/{{Buddha}}'' (a highly embellished biography of Buddha)
* ''The Crater'' which is now being offered on Kickstarter as a limited, 2000 copy run with 890 or o sold.
* ''{{Manga/Dororo}}''
* ''[[Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion Jungle Emperor]]'' (aka ''Kimba, The White Lion.'' Infamous for the [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks accusations of plagiarism]] its FanDumb has made towards Disney's ''Disney/TheLionKing''... Despite Tezuka himself [[WordOfGod wishing Disney would remake it]].)
* ''Lion Books''
* ''Manga/MarvelousMelmo''
* ''[[OsamuTezukasMetropolis Metropolis]]'' (One of his earlier works, although the anime adaptation was produced after his death.)
* ''Manga/{{MW}}'' (A suspense-thriller centered around the twisted relationship between Father Garai, a guilt-ridden, secretly gay delinquent-turned-priest and his lover, Yuuki Michio, an amoral monster -- and occasional VillainousCrossdresser -- who plans to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Today it is chiefly remembered for the well-known but unsubstantiated {{Fanon}} theory that the main villain of NaokiUrasawa's celebrated ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' series was inspired by Michio.)
* ''Manga/OdeToKirihito''
* ''Manga/{{Phoenix}}'' (Was meant to be his grand masterwork, alternating between tales of the distant past and the distant future until the two converged at the present. This work is, sadly, a victim of AuthorExistenceFailure.)
* ''Manga/PrincessKnight''
* ''Senya Ichiya Monogatari'', a +2-hour long anime film loosely based on the Literature/ArabianNights. First known {{Hentai}} anime film.
* ''Manga/TheThreeEyedOne''
* ''Triton Of The Sea'', also to be published in US thanks to Kickstarter
* ''Manga/{{Unico}}'', which was even published in the US thanks to Kickstarter
* ''Manga/{{Vampires}}''
* ''Yuusha Dan''
[[/index]]

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!! Tropes used frequently in Tezuka's works include:

* BreakingTheFourthWall: And how!
* CreatorThumbprint: Medical knowledge (Tezuka was a trained surgeon), animals and nature.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Pick a Tezuka character, any female Tezuka character. Yeah, there's a 70% chance that they have crossdressed at some point.
** TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Constantly averted. Almost all of his younger male characters have long eyelashes and some (i.e. Kimba the White Lion, Astro Boy) even end up looking feminine.
*** This was even used as a plot point in ''Manga/{{Dororo}}''. [[spoiler:[[SamusIsAGirl the eponymous sidekick is a girl]]. She has long eyelashes and other feminine features, but you would probably dismiss these clues because of Tezuka's style of drawing young boys]].
* DoingItForTheArt: If he liked, he ''could'' be a doctor and have an stable career thanks to his studies, even so, he drew manga.
* {{Expy}}: As mentioned above.
* FamousLastWords: "I'm begging you, let me work!"/"Please, let me keep working!" The context was a nurse taking away his pens and paper, insisting he needed rest as he was on his deathbed with stomach cancer, but he will always be remembered [[RageAgainstTheHeavens screaming it at the gods]], pleading with them for enough time for one last book for his fans to enjoy...
* FanArt: He loved the Disney Duck family stories by CarlBarks and frequently sent [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/4/2/4/43424.jpg?v=1 greeting cards]] to him with his own drawings of them interacting with his own characters.
* FromClonesToGenre: His work almost necessitated it, as he codified so many manga tropes, others had to make other tropes in order to stand out.
* GreenAesop: Lots and lots, especially ''Unico'', ''Astro Boy'', and ''Kimba''.
* ImprovisedLightningRod: Used in the TearJerker ending of Movement 1 in the [[AuthorExistenceFailure unfinished]] ''Legend of the Forest''.
* NiceHat: His beret.
* RaygunGothic: Most of his works are known for this aesthetic.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Varies depending on the work.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Obviously ''Astro Boy'', but also ''Metropolis'' and others.
* TheWorkaholic: As reflected by his aforementioned FamousLastWords, the man himself was the absolute apotheosis of Japan's legendary workaholism. He spent virtually every waking hour from early adulthood right up until the day he died drawing manga. Practically the only leisure time he allowed himself was watching films, although it did give him a chance to see what his competitors in the entertainment industry were up to and gave him a source of inspiration, as many of his works played off themes from his favorite movies.
* WorldOfHam: Subtlety wasn't something he was too interested in.

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7th Jul '13 9:49:45 AM morenohijazo
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* ImprovisedLightningRod: Used in the TearJerker ending of Movement 1 in the [[AuthorExistenceFailure unfinished]] ''Legend of the Forest''.
1st Jul '13 5:32:17 PM MarkLungo
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The Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} of Japanese visual arts (just that instead of being inspired by blues, he was inspired by Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}, [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] and TerryToons, among other stars from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation).

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The Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} of Japanese visual arts (just that instead of being inspired by blues, he was inspired by Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}, [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] and TerryToons, Creator/{{Terrytoons}}, among other stars from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation).
24th Jun '13 3:42:11 PM MarkLungo
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->"Manga is virtual. Manga is sentiment. Manga is resistance. Manga is bizarre. Manga is pathos. Manga is destruction. Manga is arrogance. Manga is love. Manga is kitsch. Manga is sense of wonder. Manga is there is no conclusion yet."

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->"Manga ->''"Manga is virtual. Manga is sentiment. Manga is resistance. Manga is bizarre. Manga is pathos. Manga is destruction. Manga is arrogance. Manga is love. Manga is kitsch. Manga is sense of wonder. Manga is there is no conclusion yet."
"''
4th Jun '13 8:53:53 PM Willbyr
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The [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] of Japanese visual arts (just that instead of being inspired by blues, he was inspired by [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]], [[MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] and TerryToons, among other stars from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation).

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The [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} of Japanese visual arts (just that instead of being inspired by blues, he was inspired by [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]], [[MaxAndDaveFleischer Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}, [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] and TerryToons, among other stars from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation).



* ''{{Adolf}}''

to:

* ''{{Adolf}}''''Manga/{{Adolf}}''



* ''ApollosSong''

to:

* ''ApollosSong''''Manga/ApollosSong''



* ''BagiTheMonsterOfMightyNature''

to:

* ''BagiTheMonsterOfMightyNature''''Anime/BagiTheMonsterOfMightyNature''



* ''{{Buddha}}'' (a highly embellished biography of Buddha)

to:

* ''{{Buddha}}'' ''Manga/{{Buddha}}'' (a highly embellished biography of Buddha)



* ''MarvelousMelmo''

to:

* ''MarvelousMelmo''''Manga/MarvelousMelmo''



* ''{{MW}}'' (A suspense-thriller centered around the twisted relationship between Father Garai, a guilt-ridden, secretly gay delinquent-turned-priest and his lover, Yuuki Michio, an amoral monster -- and occasional VillainousCrossdresser -- who plans to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Today it is chiefly remembered for the well-known but unsubstantiated {{Fanon}} theory that the main villain of NaokiUrasawa's celebrated ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' series was inspired by Michio.)
* ''OdeToKirihito''
* ''{{Phoenix}}'' (Was meant to be his grand masterwork, alternating between tales of the distant past and the distant future until the two converged at the present. This work is, sadly, a victim of AuthorExistenceFailure.)
* ''PrincessKnight''
* ''Senya Ichiya Monogatari'', a +2-hour long anime film loosely based on the ArabianNights. First known {{Hentai}} anime film.

to:

* ''{{MW}}'' ''Manga/{{MW}}'' (A suspense-thriller centered around the twisted relationship between Father Garai, a guilt-ridden, secretly gay delinquent-turned-priest and his lover, Yuuki Michio, an amoral monster -- and occasional VillainousCrossdresser -- who plans to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Today it is chiefly remembered for the well-known but unsubstantiated {{Fanon}} theory that the main villain of NaokiUrasawa's celebrated ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' series was inspired by Michio.)
* ''OdeToKirihito''
''Manga/OdeToKirihito''
* ''{{Phoenix}}'' ''Manga/{{Phoenix}}'' (Was meant to be his grand masterwork, alternating between tales of the distant past and the distant future until the two converged at the present. This work is, sadly, a victim of AuthorExistenceFailure.)
* ''PrincessKnight''
''Manga/PrincessKnight''
* ''Senya Ichiya Monogatari'', a +2-hour long anime film loosely based on the ArabianNights.Literature/ArabianNights. First known {{Hentai}} anime film.



* ''{{Unico}}'', which was even published in the US thanks to Kickstarter

to:

* ''{{Unico}}'', ''Manga/{{Unico}}'', which was even published in the US thanks to Kickstarter



*** This was even used as a plot point in ''{{Manga/Dororo}}''. [[spoiler:[[SamusIsAGirl the eponymous sidekick is a girl]]. She has long eyelashes and other feminine features, but you would probably dismiss these clues because of Tezuka's style of drawing young boys]].

to:

*** This was even used as a plot point in ''{{Manga/Dororo}}''.''Manga/{{Dororo}}''. [[spoiler:[[SamusIsAGirl the eponymous sidekick is a girl]]. She has long eyelashes and other feminine features, but you would probably dismiss these clues because of Tezuka's style of drawing young boys]].



* GreenAesop: Lots and lots, especially ''{{Unico}}'', ''Manga/AstroBoy'', and ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''.

to:

* GreenAesop: Lots and lots, especially ''{{Unico}}'', ''Manga/AstroBoy'', ''Unico'', ''Astro Boy'', and ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''.''Kimba''.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Obviously, ''Manga/AstroBoy'', but also ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' and others.

to:

* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Obviously, ''Manga/AstroBoy'', Obviously ''Astro Boy'', but also ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' ''Metropolis'' and others.
31st May '13 5:28:33 PM KentuckyTroper1990
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Osamu Tezuka, [[FanNickname a.k.a. The Father of Manga]], is widely credited as ''the'' originator of much, if not most, of what visually distinguishes [[{{Manga}} Japanese comics]] and [[{{Anime}} animation]]. His prolific output and activity throughout the years has been legendary in the industry, with only a fraction having even been translated for foreign consumption. He created over 700 comics with more than 150,000 pages total, the second TV anime ever made, and the very first {{shoujo}}. His production spans more or less every concievable genre, and is sometimes so complex it does it ''in the same manga''.

to:

Osamu Tezuka, [[FanNickname a.k.a. The Father of Manga]], is widely credited as ''the'' originator of much, if not most, of what visually distinguishes [[{{Manga}} Japanese comics]] and [[{{Anime}} animation]]. His prolific output and activity throughout the years has been legendary in the industry, with only a fraction having even been translated for foreign consumption. He created over 700 comics with more than 150,000 pages total, the second TV anime ever made, and the very first {{shoujo}}. His production spans more or less every concievable conceivable genre, and is sometimes so complex it does it ''in the same manga''.



* ''Anime/BlueBlink''

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* ''Anime/BlueBlink''''Blue Blink''



* ''TheCrater'' which is now being offered on Kickstarter as a limited, 2000 copy run with 890 or o sold.

to:

* ''TheCrater'' ''The Crater'' which is now being offered on Kickstarter as a limited, 2000 copy run with 890 or o sold.
29th May '13 9:38:31 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Anime/BlueBlink''
29th May '13 9:35:29 PM Lightysnake
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* ''TheCrater'' which is now being offered on Kickstarter as a limited, 2000 copy run with 890 or o sold.



* ''Triton Of The Sea''
* ''{{Unico}}''

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* ''Triton Of The Sea''
Sea'', also to be published in US thanks to Kickstarter
* ''{{Unico}}''''{{Unico}}'', which was even published in the US thanks to Kickstarter
29th May '13 1:48:18 PM Willbyr
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Osamu Tezuka, [[FanNickname a.k.a. The Father of Manga]], is widely credited as ''the'' originator of much, if not most, of what visually distinguishes [[{{Manga}} Japanese comics]] and [[{{Anime}} animation]]. His prolific output and activity throughout the years has been legendary in the industry, with only a fraction having even been translated for foreign consumption. He created over 700 comis with more than 150,000 pages total, the second TV anime ever made, and the very first {{shoujo}}. His production spans more or less every concievable genre, and is sometimes so complex it does it ''in the same manga''.

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Osamu Tezuka, [[FanNickname a.k.a. The Father of Manga]], is widely credited as ''the'' originator of much, if not most, of what visually distinguishes [[{{Manga}} Japanese comics]] and [[{{Anime}} animation]]. His prolific output and activity throughout the years has been legendary in the industry, with only a fraction having even been translated for foreign consumption. He created over 700 comis comics with more than 150,000 pages total, the second TV anime ever made, and the very first {{shoujo}}. His production spans more or less every concievable genre, and is sometimes so complex it does it ''in the same manga''.



* ''{{Manga/Vampires}}''

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* ''{{Manga/Vampires}}''''Manga/{{Vampires}}''
30th Apr '13 3:21:16 PM TropeEater
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''[[FanNickname a.k.a. The Father of Manga]]''

The "god of manga", Osamu Tezuka is widely credited as ''the'' originator of much, if not most, of what visually distinguishes [[{{Manga}} Japanese comics]] and [[{{Anime}} animation]]. His prolific output and activity throughout the years has been legendary in the industry, with only a fraction having even been translated for foreign consumption. He created over 700 manga with more than 150,000 pages total, the second TV anime ever made, and the very first {{shoujo}} manga. His production spans more or less every concievable genre, and is sometimes so complex it does it ''in the same manga''.

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''[[FanNickname Osamu Tezuka, [[FanNickname a.k.a. The Father of Manga]]''

The "god of manga", Osamu Tezuka
Manga]], is widely credited as ''the'' originator of much, if not most, of what visually distinguishes [[{{Manga}} Japanese comics]] and [[{{Anime}} animation]]. His prolific output and activity throughout the years has been legendary in the industry, with only a fraction having even been translated for foreign consumption. He created over 700 manga comis with more than 150,000 pages total, the second TV anime ever made, and the very first {{shoujo}} manga.{{shoujo}}. His production spans more or less every concievable genre, and is sometimes so complex it does it ''in the same manga''.
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