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Tezuka Osamu 手塚治虫

[born: 3 Nov 1926, Oosaka-metropolis; bloodtype: ?] [died: 9 Feb 1989]

Tezuka Osamu was born as an eldest son of Tezuka Yutaka and Fumiko in Oosaka Prefecture Toyono-gun Toyonaka-cho (present Fuchu city). Often referred to as "manga no kami-sama" ("the god of manga"), whose importance to the world of manga cannot be overstated. Tezuka's first manga, called "Maa-chan no Nikkichou" appeared when he was 20 (1946) on Shoukokumin Shinbun, while he was studying at university. He continued his studies and went on to become a qualified doctor; in the meantime, he kept drawing manga, borrowing ideas from many sources and pushing the medium forward. His innovation paid off, inspiring his contemporaries and catalysing the growth of today's vast manga industry. (Tezuka's personal contribution eventually amounted to over 150,000 pages.) Today, time has not diminished the impact of Tezuka's manga, which are characteristically intelligent, mature and expertly told. His death was justifiably regarded as a national tragedy. Just prior to his death, some Japanese journalists suggested that he should be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Tezuka died of stomach cancer.

It is almost impossible to list all the works of Tezuka. We'll try anyway. For more information on Tezuka and his works, read the excellent works of Frederik L. Schodt. In recent years, Koudansha has decided to republish all the works of Tezuka in a collected volumes series. There are in total 400 volumes which vary between 349 and 890 yen.

See also:
<http://www.tezuka.co.jp/>



Tetsuwan Atom [Astroboy, Mighty Atom]
鉄腕アトム
serialized on Shounen, 1951-68
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:5606| 02:5705| 03:5712]
32 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6401| 02:6402| 03:6403| 04:6404| 05:6405| 06:6406| 07:6407| 08:6408| 09:6409]
[ 10:6410| 11:6411| 12:6412| 13:6501| 14:6502| 15:6503| 16:6504| 17:6505| 18:6506]
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published by Golden Comics,
20 volumes @ Y240
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[ 10:6905| 11:6906| 12:6907| 13:6908| 14:6909| 15:6910| 16:6911| 17:6912| 18:7001]
[ 19:7002| 20:7003]
published by Sun Comics,
21 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7506| 02:7507| 03:7507| 04:7508| 05:7508| 06:7510| 07:7510| 08:7510| 09:7510]
[ 10:7510| 11:7511| 12:7511| 13:7512| 14:7601| 15:7602| 16:7603| 17:7603| 18:7604]
[ 19:7605| 20:7606| 21:7607]
wide-ban 18 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7910| 02:8001| 03:8004| 04:8005| 05:8006| 06:8007| 07:8008| 08:8009| 09:8010]
[ 10:8011| 11:8012| 12:8101| 13:8102| 14:8103| 15:8104| 16:8105| 17:8106| 18:8107]
18 volumes @ Y570
bunko 15 volumes @ Y600
[ 01:9510| 02:9510| 03:9510| 04:9510| 05:9510| 06:9511| 07:9511| 08:9511| 09:9511]
[ 10:9511| 11:9512| 12:9512| 13:9512| 14:9512| 15:9512]
Originally about a 100000hp robot in shape of a boy. Made into a phenomenally successful TV series in the early '60s, and remade into another TV series in the '80s. It even ran in newspapers for a while. Atom is the prototype of all modern robot characters.

The character "Astro Boy" originated with Tezuka Osamu's previous work, "Captain Atom," which was serialized in the Manga magazine, "Shonen" from April 1951 to March 1952. The boy-like robot Atom is just one of the characters in "Captain Atom," but in "Astro Boy" he is the main character.
(synopsis taken from )

TRA:(F)Glenat(I)Comic Art(G)Carlsen Verlag
APG:(TV)(193)630101-661231(Mushi Productions)
APG:(TV)(52)801001-811223(Tezuka Production)


Jungle Taitei [Jungle Emperor, aka Kimba the White Lion]
ジャングル大帝
published by Gakudousha,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:5108| 02:5208]
republished by Houbunsha,
4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:5809| 02:5809| 03:5810| 04:5901]
serialized on Shounen Sunday,
5 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6601| 02:6602| 03:6607| 04:6609| 05:6702]
published by Golden Comics,
3 volumes @ Y240
[ 01:6912| 02:7001| 03:7002]
wide-ban 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7706| 02:7707| 03:7708]
republished by Koudansha,
3 volumes @ Y520
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____]
Story of Leo the white lion. Achieved blockbuster success as a TV series, first Jungle Taitei, then Shin-Jungle Taitei and Shin-Jungle Taitei, Susume Leo. The TV serialization basically lost all the drama of the original, though.

An article in the July 13, 1994 LA Times pointed out that there were many uncanny similarities between this manga and Disney's movie, The Lion King. Common elements include the basic story, the talkative bird, the wise old baboon, the evil hyenas, some names (Kimba/Simba, Claw/Scar), and a scene where clouds form the shape of the main character's dead father. It is also rumoured that the opening sequence to Kimba was printed and pinned up on the wall of some of Disney's studios while The Lion King was being animated, and that Simba was originally going to be white. Matsutani Takayuki, the president of Tezuka Productions Co., holder of the Jungle Taitei copyrights, said Tezuka would have been pleased by any borrowing, but considered The Lion King to be "Disney's original work". However, dozens of anime and manga personalities (e.g. Satonaka Machiko) signed a letter of protest to Disney. Disney has declined to comment or disclaimed all knowledge through 'anonymous employees'.

TRA:(F)Glenat

APG:(TV)(52)651006-660928(Mushi Productions)
APG:(TV)(26)661005-670329(Mushi Productions)sequel
APG:(TV)891012-901011(Tezuka Productions)color remake


W3
ワンダースリー
serialized on Shounen Sunday, 1965-1966
5 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6512| 02:6601| 03:6602| 04:6605| 05:6606]
serialized on Akita Shoten Sunday,
2 volumes @ Y290
[ 01:6802| 02:6808]
bunko 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7701| 02:7702| 03:7703]
published by Koudansha,
3 volumes @ Y570
[ 01:8010| 02:8012| 03:8103]
republished by Akita Shoten,
bunko 2 volumes @ Y630
[ 01:9504| 02:9504]
Story of 3 intergalactic agents sent to earth to investigate whether the Earth should be destroyed to save the galaxy from its barbaric ways. They disguise themselves as a rabbit (Colonel Bokko), a duck (Lieutenant Pukko) and a horse (Sergeant Nokko).

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Big X
ビッグX
serialized on Shounen Club, 1963-1966
serialized on Terebi Comics,
10 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6501| 02:6502| 03:6503| 04:6504| 05:6505| 06:6506| 07:6507| 08:6508| 09:6509]
[ 10:6510]
serialized on Akita Shoten Sunday,
4 volumes @ Y290
[ 01:7209| 02:7210| 03:7211| 04:7211]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 4 volumes @ Y560
[ 01:8107| 02:8108| 03:8109| 04:8110]
published by Shuueisha,
bunko 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9508| 02:9508| 03:9508]
The story of an heir to the secret formula of the Nazi V4 project and his struggle against a Neo-Nazi organization. (Apparently, current reprints don't contain all the original stories.)

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Vampires
バンパイヤ
serialized on Shounen Sunday, 1966-1967
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6704| 02:6705| 03:6707]
serialized on Shounen Book, 1968-1969
3 volumes @ Y290
[ 01:6805| 02:6806| 03:7210]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7903| 02:7904| 03:7906| 04:9306]
published by Akita Shoten,
bunko 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9502| 02:9502| 03:9502]
Contrary to what the title suggests, it's actually about Werewolves and werebeings. Heavily features Tezuka's two regular characters: Manabe Rokuro (Rock) and Hige Oyaji. The TV series had both live action and cel animation.

The first part was serialized on Shounen Sunday, synopsis:

The story begins when one day Toppei visits Mushi Productions, an animation production company, and persuades President Tezuka Osamu to hire him. Toppei, who actually belongs to a vampire tribe whose members transform themselves into wolves, has come to Tokyo to look for his missing father. The villain of the story, named Rock, discovers Toppei's secret, and then tries to plot against Toppei.
In the meantime, Toppei's tribe, which has long been oppressed by human beings, secretly plans a revolution against them. Toppei and Tezuka Osamu try to stop the revolution; Rock tries to use it to the advantage of his own wicked designs; and then the police get involved. Everyone's intentions got entangled, and Toppei is in danger of being cornered. (synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp)

The second part was serialized on Shounen Book, synopsis: This is a horror crime story in which devilish Rock once again attempts to take advantage of the strange creature Weco in carrying out his wicked plan. The story ends abruptly and the work remained incomplete, due to the suspension of Shounen Book.
(synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp)


Dororo
どろろ
serialized on Shounen Sunday, 1967-1968
3 volumes @ Y240
[ 01:6804| 02:6806| 03:6808]
serialized on Akita Shoten Sunday,
4 volumes @ Y290
[ 01:7109| 02:7111| 03:7201| 04:7206]
bunko 4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7608| 02:7608| 03:7609| 04:7609]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8103| 02:8104| 03:8105| 04:8106]
An unborn child's body is promised to a hundred monsters in exchange for power by a 16th century noble. The child grows up, calls himself Hyakimaru and starts killing off the monsters to regain his 48 missing body-parts (he is heavily prosthesized). Dororo is a hanger-on child of a brigand who Hyakimaru meets.

APG:(TV)(28)690406-690928(Mushi Productions)


Ribon no Kishi [A Knight with Ribbons, aka Princess Knight]
リボンの騎士
serialized on Shoujo Club, Nov 1953 - Jan 1956
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:5412| 02:5508| 03:5806]
published by Golden Comics,
3 volumes @ Y240
[ 01:6903| 02:6903| 03:6905]
wide-ban 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7910| 02:7911]
2 volumes @ Y580
[ 01:8711| 02:8712]
aizouban 2 volumes @ 1200
[ 01:9412| 02:9412]
published by Koudansha,
3 volumes @ Y570
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____]
One of the few Tezuka shoujo-manga. Having spent his youth watching the Takarazuka girls' musical shows, Tezuka created Princess Knight partly out of nostalgia. Serialization in shoujo Club was in color. The story is about this princess who has to pretend she is a man to prevent succession problems. It has been said that Ribon no Kishi is the mother of all shoujo-manga.

APG:(TV)(52)670402-680407(Mushi Productions)


Ribon no Kishi (Remake)
リボンの騎士(リメーク)
serialized on Nakayoshi, Jan 1963 - Oct 1966
5 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6408| 02:6411| 03:6503| 04:6512| 05:6606]
wide-ban 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7706| 02:7709| 03:7712]
A remake of the original.


Futago no Kishi [Twin Knights]
双子の騎士
serialized on Nakayoshi, Jan 1958 - Jun 1959
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6001| 02:6003]
published by Mushi Comics,
1 volume @ Y240
[ 01:7107]
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7807]
This is a sequel to Princess Knight and got only later the title Twin Knights.


Angel no Oka [Angel's Hill]
エンゼルの丘
serialized on Nakayoshi, Jan 1960 - Dec 1961
4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6011| 02:6012| 03:6109| 04:6304]
republished by Mushi Comics,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7012| 02:7103]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7803| 02:7804]
"Angel's Hill" is a fantasy story depicting the stormy life of a mermaid princess, Luna. Luna is put into a seashell and floated out to the sea because she breaks the rules of the Angel's Island. She is then rescued by humans aboard a ship but sold as a slave. She loses her memory and is treated very badly. Then comes Eiji, the son of the rich Kusahara family. He saves Luna and takes her to Japan. Surprisingly, Luna and Eiji's younger sister, Akemi, look as alike as if they were twins. Akemi, who has a perverse nature, turns into Luna on a whim. Akemi is kidnapped and taken to Angel's Island with Eiji. There, Akemi is almost offered as a sacrificial offering by a female shaman, Pyoma. Meanwhile, Eiji meets Soleiu, Luna's older sister, and together they get involved in the secrets of the island.

Tezuka always had a strong affection for mermaids as proven in this work. (synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp)


Niji no toride [The Rainbow Fort]
虹のとりで
serialized on Nakayoshi, May 1956 - Mar 1957
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:5811]
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8007]
No Synopsis.


Microid S
ミクロイドS
serialized on Shounen Champion, 1973
3 volumes @ Y340
[ 01:7307| 02:7310| 03:7402]
bunko 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7704| 02:7705| 03:7706]
Small sized humanoids with insect wings attempt to destroy humans. (Or something like that.)

APG:(TV)730407-731006(Toei Animation)


Jet King
ジェットキング
serialized on Manga King, 1959
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Zero Man
0マン
serialized on Shounen Sunday, Sep 1959 - Dec 1960
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Captain Ken
キャプテンKEN
serialized on Shounen Sunday, Dec 1960 - Aug 1961
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6206| 02:6208| 03:6210]
published by Koudansha,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____]
"Captain Ken" is a unique science fiction action drama that reminds the reader of the early part of American history when people moved to the West seeking gold. The setting of the story is Mars in the future. Humans start migrating to Mars, home to Martians. There, humans start persecuting Martians, and the two groups come to hate each other. The Hoshino family is living on the outskirts of Heden City on Mars. One day a girl named Minakami Ken, a relative of the Hoshinos, visits their farm from the Earth. But at about the same time, a gunman named Captain Ken, who looks just like Ken, appears in Heden City. Captain Ken doesn't hate Martians. He defeats villains and sides with the Martians. Soon, Mamoru, the eldest son of the Hoshinos, begins to suspect that Captain Ken is actually Minakami Ken.
(Synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp)


Roppu-kun
ロップくん
published by Shougakukan, Oct 1963 - Sep 1965
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Shinsengumi
新選組
published by Shuueisha, 1963
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
A samurai soldier discovers that his best friend is a spy and is consequently torn between loyalty to his friends and loyalty to his comrades. {010}


Shiroi Pilot [The White Pilot]
白いパイロット
serialized on Shounen Sunday, Aug 1961 - Jun 1962
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6211| 02:6212| 03:6301]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7810| 02:7902]
"The White Pilot" is a science fiction war story in which twin brothers fight each other in a twist of fate. Dr. Posk of Migurusha Kingdom, who was killed by the secret police, has twin sons. After his death, one of the boys is found and looked after by the Queen, becoming "Prince Marus," while his twin brother is sold to an underground factory as a slave. In the factory, he is raised as "Ban Daisuke," a son of Ban Shunsaku. Daisuke, along with his father and seven fellow slaves, robs the factory of the jet plane "Hurricane," and flees the factory. Then together, they fight the Kingdom to have all slaves set free. In the meantime, Daisuke and Marus come to know a secret they share, that one of them is a human clone made by the double-creating machine that Dr. Posk invented. Which is the clone, Daisuke or Marus? Despite their fear and agony, the two continue fighting. (Synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp)


Number 7
ナンバー7
serialized on Hi no Maru, Jan 1961 - Feb 1963
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:6210]
bunko 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7612| 02:7701]
wide-ban 4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8006| 02:8008| 03:8011| 04:8101]
"Number 7" is a science fiction Manga featuring seven soldiers fighting against invaders from outer space. The setting is in the future after an "H-bomb" nuclear war. Dr. Ichiro Oshima has obtained information that a nuclear war will break out soon. He takes his invention and son Shichiro to an underground shelter in the deep forest of Mt. Fuji, and freezes Shichiro into hibernation. When Shichiro wakes up after 100 years of sleep, he finds that the world has changed into a jungle inhabited by mutant monsters. People unknown to him and handling strange tools appear and take Shichiro to a floating island (in fact a huge space station), where he meets Dr. Cosmi. The doctor tells him the history of the Earth after the nuclear war: in 2061, a small number of people who survived the war immigrated to the floating island. They are living in a group of individual nations and waiting for the day that they will be able to return to the Earth, which is now contaminated with radioactive fallout, but a group of aliens have already invaded the Earth to take it over. The humans stand up against them and build a self-defense team to drive them away from the Earth. The soldiers who take Shichiro out of the Earth to the Space Island are members of a team. Shichiro finds himself a radioactivity-resistant boy, and joins the team as a member of "Number 7," whose mission is to save the Earth.
(Synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp)


Thrill Hakase [Dr. Thrill]
スリル博士
serialized on Shounen Sunday, Apr 1959 - Sep 1959
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:5911| 02:5912]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7908]
"Dr. Thrill" is a detective action drama in which a man and his son, who both love thrillers, settle all kinds of difficult cases. Dr. Thrill, his son Kenta and their dog Jip are involved in one after another difficult incident, and they are able to settle the cases every time because of their good teamwork.


Hikari [Light]

serialized on Manga King, 1959
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Senpuu Z [Cyclone Z]
旋風Z
published by Shuueisha, Jan 1957 - Jun 1958
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Ore wa Sarutobi da! [I'm Sarutobi!]
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Majin Garon
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Uchuu Kuukou [Space Port]
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Compound-eyed Demon
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Umi no Triton [Triton of the Seas]
続のトリトン
serialized on sankei Shinbun, 1969-1971
serialized on Akita Shoten Sunday,
4 volumes @ Y290
[ 01:7211| 02:7301| 03:7303| 04:7304]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 4 volumes @ Y570
[ 01:7910| 02:7911| 03:7912| 04:8001]
published by Akita Shoten,
bunko 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9411| 02:9411| 03:9411]
The manga wasn't all that popular, but the TV version became phenomenally popular, especially among teenage female anime fans.

"Blue Triton" is a science fiction Manga depicting marine adventures, featuring a merman boy's crusade against the ruler of the sea. The main character is a boy named Triton, who is the last surviving merman. He fights the Poseidon Family, the rulers of the sea, who have killed all his family and fellow mermen and mermaids. Although he is raised in human society, he returns to the sea. Surrounded by his dolphin friends, he grows up and meets a surviving mermaid, Pipiko. They soon marry and have seven children. One day he falls into a trap set by Poseidon and is made an enemy of humans, but he stands up and decides to fight against the Poseidon Family.
(Synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp)

APG:(TV)720401-720930


Magma Taishi [Ambassador Magma]
マグマ大使
serialized on Shounen Gahou, 1965-1967
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6608| 02:6706]
serialized on Compact Comics,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6805| 02:6806]
serialized on Akita Shoten Sunday,
2 volumes @ Y290
[ 01:7308| 02:7402]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8002| 02:8005| 03:8103]
published by Akita Shoten,
bunko 2 volumes @ Y590
[ 01:9502| 02:9502]
Another short Tezuka series. This was made into a TV live action monster series (kind of like Ultraman) and was pretty popular (1966). This was written when Tezuka Osamu was largely occupied with other series He was so busy with these that two other mangaka, Inoue Tomo and Fukumoto Kazuyoshi, helped him with the drawings. As the latter episode "Cyclops" was mostly done by these people, this portion of the work was not included in most publications.

APG:(OAVs)(06)930221,930221,930422,930422,930621,930621


Hi no Tori [Firebird, aka Phoenix]
火の鳥
serialized on Shoujo Club,
serialized on Com,
serialized on Manga Shounen,
republished by Koudansha, 1977-80
16 volumes @ Y600
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:____| 06:____| 07:____| 08:____| 09:____]
[ 10:____| 11:____| 12:____| 13:____| 14:____| 15:____| 16:____]
bunko 13 volumes @ Y520-Y600
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:____| 06:____| 07:____| 08:____| 09:____]
[ 10:____| 11:____| 12:____| 13:____]
Tezuka's most profound and ambitious work, dealing with man's quest for immortality, ranging from the distant past to the far future. It remains unfinished. According to the master himself, this was his lifework. He began drawing it in the fifties and it wasn't finished yet in 1989. It appeared very irregularly and for many years Tezuka stopped drawing Phoenix.

The first story (dawn) he drew in the fifties, has been redone later on at the end of the sixties. Phoenix has been serialized on several publications magazines over the years. Most of it was serialized on Com and Manga Shounen, but some early parts have been serialized on Shoujo Club, and the last part was also serialized on another magazine.

The sixteen volume publication by Koudansha (the same number of volumes as the manga zenshuu publication) contains the following stories which are considered to be the "normal, more or less connected" storyline:

volume 1: reimeihen (dawn)
volume 2: continued sh42/1-42/11 COM (1967)
volume 3: miraihen (future) sh 42/12-43/9 COM (1967-1968) volume 4: yamatohen (yamato) sh43/9-44/2 COM (1968-1969) // uchuuhen (universe) sh44/3-44/7 COM (1969)
volume 5: hououhen (phoenix)
volume 6: continued sh44/8-45/9 COM (1969-1970)
volume 7: fukkatsuhen (resurrection)
volume 8: continued sh45/10-46/9 (1969-1970) COM
// hagoromohen (robe of feathers) sh46/10 (1971) COM
volume 9: boukyouhen (nostalgia)
volume 10: continued sh51/9-53/3 (1976-1978) Manga Shounen volume 11: ransehen (turbulent times)
volume 12: continued sh53/4-55/7 (1978-1980) Manga Shounen volume 13: seimeihen (life) sh55/8-55/12 (1980) Manga Shounen // igyouhen (strange beings) sh56/1-56/4 (1981) Manga Shounen volume 14: taiyouhen (sun)
volume 15: continued
volume 16: continued sh61/1-63/2 (1986-1988) The Wild Age

The parts of Phoenix that are not published in this, and thus considered to be outside of the "normal storyline", are:

Dawn 1954/7-1955/5 Manga Shounen (prototype story later redone) Egypt 1956/5-1956/10 Shoujo Club
Greece 1956/11-1957/7 Shoujo Club
Roma 1957/8-1957/12 Shoujo Club
Chapter of Rest 1971/11 COM
Chapter of Nostalgia 1971/12-1972/1 COM
Chapter of Civil War 1973/8 COM

The bunko version contains the normal storyline in the first eleven volumes, volume 13 contains the prototype Dawn story.

Review coming from rec.arts.manga:

Like many of Tezuka's works, Phoenix defies genre-classification. It is a tale that appears to be set in the future (hence, the title) but eventually subverts the reader's expectation by transforming it in the hardest way possible into the past and then into nothing but distant memory. The drama, which begins firmly rooted in a human crisis of the narrowest scope, slowly widens its focus through the course of the story until Tezuka's nearly boundless vision of life and the cosmos (reminding me of no one more than the late Dr. Carl Sagan) fills the reader, or at least this one, with awe at his imaginative powers.

While Tezuka's Phoenix, which began in serialized form in 1967, does belong stylistically to an earlier era, its message is timely unto this very day (if not more so now than then) and there is very little effort wasted upon sugar coating the truth, which in stretches can be misconstrued or not as misanthropy. Phoenix, at least in portion, is a cautionary tale, showing the ridiculousness of war and the inevitability of our own destruction.

But, for all its acrimony, Phoenix is, in the words of Robert Plant, "a song of hope" that seeks to intuit a way out of the cycle of destruction, by exposing the human consciousness to the burden of seeming immortality within the story itself and gleaning wisdom from the experience. Not unlike Moore and Campbell's THE BIRTH CAUL, Phoenix is Tezuka's shamanic journey that exposes those who dare to ingest its potent magics to an expanded (enlightened?) view of creation, an effect realized by the willful and deliberate manipulation of the infinite powers of manga by a master. {011}


TRA:(F)Tonkam


Black Jack
ブラック・ジァック
serialized on Shounen Champion, Jan 1973 - Oct 1983
25 volumes @ Y350
[ 01:7405| 02:7408| 03:7411| 04:7503| 05:7505| 06:7509| 07:7601| 08:7606| 09:7609]
[ 10:7701| 11:7704| 12:7709| 13:7712| 14:7805| 15:7808| 16:7901| 17:7903| 18:7905]
[ 19:7908| 20:7911| 21:8101| 22:8201| 23:8212| 24:8402| 25:9511]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 22 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7710| 02:7905| 03:8004| 04:8101| 05:8102| 06:8202| 07:8208| 08:8209| 09:8210]
[ 10:8211| 11:8212| 12:8301| 13:8302| 14:8303| 15:8304| 16:8305| 17:8306| 18:8307]
[ 19:9502| 20:9505| 21:9601| 22:9605]
published by Akita Shoten,
deluxe 16 volumes @ Y1000
[ 01:8704| 02:8705| 03:8708| 04:8710| 05:8711| 06:8711| 07:8712| 08:8802| 09:8804]
[ 10:8806| 11:8808| 12:8812| 13:9410| 14:9508| 15:0012| 16:0120]
bunko 16 volumes @ Y590
[ 01:9308| 02:9308| 03:9308| 04:9308| 05:9308| 06:9308| 07:9308| 08:9308| 09:9308]
[ 10:9308| 11:9308| 12:9308| 13:9506| 14:9610| 15:0002| 16:0006]
Medical Manga. Black Jack is an illegal but talented surgeon. He is in conflict with the conservative medical establishment, for using radical and supernatural techniques to combat rare afflictions. One of Tezuka's most outstanding titles, whose basic premise has been extensively copied. Tezuka, being a doctor in medicine himself, depicts certain operations quite graphically. If you have a weak stomach, perhaps it's better not to read Black Jack. It is also the longest of Tezuka's works. Black Jack received the Japan Cartoonists' Association Special Award in 1975 and the Koudansha Manga Award in 1977.

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Anime ban BLACK JACK
anime bunko 2 volumes @ Y850
[ 01:____| 02:____]
No Synopsis.


Adolf ni Tsugu [Aufruf an Adolf!, I announce to Adolf]
アドルフに告ぐ
serialized on Shuukan Bunshun, 1983-85
4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8505| 02:8506| 03:8508| 04:8511]
bunko 5 volumes @ Y500
[ 01:9204| 02:9204| 03:9204| 04:9205| 05:9205]
wide-ban 5 volumes @ Y580
[ 01:9606| 02:9607| 03:9608| 04:9609| 05:9610]
This is a story about three men named Adolf. Although each led different lives, they were tied to one another by a single string called destiny. Now that the last Adolf has died, I would like leave this story to our sons. My name is Souhei Toge..... the main supporting role and narrator of this story....
Adolf ni Tsugu won the 1986 Koudansha Manga Award.
Some netters have given this a '6 out of 5' rating. "It has one of the most compelling plots in the history of manga. It is Tezuka's masterpiece, and one I'd recommend to anyone... provided they have a translation to go with it... If you can understand Japanese and have the money, just go out get this... It's worth it." {KMU}


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Crime and Punishment
罪と罰英語版
published by the Japan Times,
1 volume @ Y1030
[ 01:____]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
An adaptation of Dostoevsky's classic work. The Japan Times edition is in English, with Japanese footnotes; the intended audience is Japanese, but as a language learning tool, it should be just as useful to Westerners. The translation was done by Frederik L. Schodt.

The conclusion of this work is very different from the Dostoevsky classic on which it is based. Short synopsis taken from the Tezuka website:
The setting is St. Petersburg in Czarist Russia, in the days just prior to the Russian Revolution. Rascalnikov is a child from a poor family. He murders an old lady who is a loan shark and flees with her valuables. Judge Polifili, who has been assigned to the case, immediately suspects Rascalnikov because he had recently submitted an essay in a magazine claiming that "the world is divided into those who are geniuses and those who are not. A genius may commit murder but is not guilty if it is for the good of the world." At first, Rascalnikov feels invincible and confident that he can elude the law, but the Judge Polifili obstinately persists in his investigation, and gradually Rascalnikov comes to feel cornered. In the meantime, Sonya, a prostitute, frantically tries to persuade Rascalnikov to turn himself in. All this takes place on the eve of the Russian Revolution.


Nanairo Inko
七色いんこ
published by Akita Shoten,
5 volumes @ Y500
bunko 2 volumes @ Y580
No Synopsis.


Kuuki no Soko
空気の底
serialized on Sun Million Comics,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7112| 02:7202]
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8210]
published by Akita Shoten,
1 volume @ Y1000
[ 01:9208]
No Synopsis.


Shumari
シュマリ
serialized on Big Comic, Jun 1974 - Apr 1976
published by Kadokawa Shoten,
bunko 3 volumes @ Y680
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____]
No Synopsis.


Bouddha
ブッダ
serialized on Comic Tom,
serialized on Kibou no Tomo, 1974-84
14 volumes @ Y350
[ 01:7409| 02:7410| 03:7411| 04:7502| 05:7512| 06:7608| 07:7701| 08:7801| 09:7812]
[ 10:8011| 11:8112| 12:8302| 13:8312| 14:8406]
serialized on Shounen World,
6 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7906| 02:7908| 03:7910| 04:7912| 05:8002| 06:8004]
wide-ban 14 volumes @ Y560
[ 01:8304| 02:8305| 03:8306| 04:8306| 05:8307| 06:8307| 07:8308| 08:8308| 09:8309]
[ 10:8309| 11:8310| 12:8311| 13:8401| 14:8410]
published by Ushio Shuppansha,
bunko 12 volumes @ Y590
[ 01:9212| 02:9212| 03:9212| 04:9212| 05:9302| 06:9302| 07:9302| 08:9302| 09:9303]
[ 10:9303| 11:9303| 12:9303]
Bouddha has been serialized on Kibo no tomo, Shonen World and Comic Tom. It received the Bungei Shunju Manga Award in 1975.

After suspension of publication of the magazine "COM," in which "Phoenix" was serialized, the magazine "Kibo-no-tomo" proposed to continue the publication of "Phoenix." However, as "Kibo-no-tomo" was a boys' magazine targeting younger readers than "COM," the serialization of "Phoenix" was abandoned. It was then that the idea for the "Buddha" series was planned afresh. Later on, the name "Kibo-no-tomo" was changed to "Shonen World," and then again to "Comic Tom," in attempts to change its image. The serialization of "Buddha," however, was continued.

This is Tezuka Osamu's biography of Buddha, based on his unique interpretation. Shittarda was born as the first son of Suddodana, the king of the Shaka family, who lived in Kapilabasto at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. His mother Maya dies on the seventh day after his birth, and he is brought up by his aunt Prajapate. At the age of 16, he marries Yashodhara, and the couple has a baby named Rahula. He then begins to contemplate on the four fundamental issues of life, aging, disease and death. And at the age of 29, he gives up everything he has to become a monk. His spiritual pursuits result in his awakening under the tree of Pippala. From that time on he is called the Buddha ("a person awakened," in Sanskrit), and continues to teach throughout India. (Synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp)

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Gringo
グリンゴ
serialized on Big Comic, 1987-1989
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8812| 02:8901| 03:8905]
published by Koudansha,
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9304| 02:9305| 03:9306]
published by Shougakukan,
bunko 2 volumes @ Y600
[ 01:9701| 02:9701]
Hitoshi Hinomoto, an elite company man transferred to a remote district of the country, fights to make a comeback but... The last work of Tezuka Osamu and published posthumously. {009}

"Gringo" is a story of social suspense that questions the Japanese identity through the eyes of a Japanese man who works for a large trading company. Himoto Hitoshi is appointed president of a branch office of Edo Corp. in Kanivaria, a commercial city in the Republic of Rido in South America. This is an unprecedented promotion. As he has gained the favor of his boss, executive director Yabusita, he climbs the corporate ladder rapidly. But shortly after his assignment, Yabushita abruptly resigns because of a scandal involving a woman. Himoto faces demotion and is transferred to Esecarta, the Republic of Santalna, which is politically unstable. In Esecarta, the government and guerillas wage street battles every day. One day Himoto reads a document of the Japanese Embassy and finds out that a rare metal that is indispensable for electronic devices is mined in Mt. Montetombo in Fego Province, a stronghold of the guerilla group led by Jose Garcia. Himoto negotiates with Jose and finally succeeds in exporting the metal to Japan. But shortly after his success, the government army gains control of Esecarta, and Himoto is forced to leave the city.

The main character of this work is modeled after Wakaoji Nobuyuki, a trading company businessman, who was kidnapped by guerillas in the Philippines in November 1986. Wakaoji died on February 9, 1989, the same day Tezuka Osamu died.
(Synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp)


Fushigi na Merumo [Mysterious Melmo]
ふしぎなメルモ
serialized on Shougaku Ichi Nen Sei, 1970-72
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7205]
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8410]
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9401| 02:9405]
A little girl has some pills that can make her older or younger. Reportedly rather odd. Shoujo-manga. {DHI}

Merumo got into an accident and went to heaven. Her mom in heaven gave her a bottle of red and blue pills which could make her grow younger or older by ten years per pill. {016}


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Unico
ユニコ
serialized on Lyrica, 1976-1979
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7801| 02:7906]
color 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8301| 02:8302]
wide-ban 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8306| 02:8308| 03:9302]
wide-ban 3 volumes @ Y1200
[ 01:9511| 02:9603| 03:9605]
Unico is a little unicorn which has the ability to make everybody happy. That's something the gods don't like of course. So they send out the west wind to bring Unico to a place where Unico never will be seen again. The west-wind however isn't able to as she likes Unico too much and brings him to a lonely island instead. From there, the adventures and travels of little Unico start, and always when he makes new friends he must seperate from them. The series was moved later on from Sanrio's Lyrica to a magazine for small kids due to its cute nature. {DHI}


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Mittsume ga Tooru [Here comes three Eyes]
三つ目がとおる
serialized on Shounen Magazine, 1974-1978
6 volumes @ Y?
wide-ban 13 volumes @ Y?
bunko 8 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:____| 06:____| 07:____| 08:____]
The lead characters are Sharaku and his girlfriend Wato. Sharaku is a descendant of an ancient race of three eyed humans who once ruled the world in the old days with superior technology and intelligence. Sharaku is very intelligent, but also very evil. If his third eye is covered, he becomes a very likeable, nice, clueless little kid. Wato is the daughter of a local priest and is in love with the evil, powerful side of Sharaku. Sharaku, the evil is also in love with her and acts as her protector. When his third eye is covered though, she has to protect him and acts as his mother.

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Prime Rose
プライム・ローズ
serialized on Shounen Champion, 1982-1983
4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8911| 02:8911| 03:9001| 04:9002]
wide-ban 4 volumes @ Y580
[ 01:9501| 02:9502| 03:9503| 04:9504]
No Synopsis.
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Don Dracula
ドン・ドラキュラ
serialized on Shounen Champion, 1979
3 volumes @ Y350
[ 01:8003| 02:8004| 03:8005]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8204| 02:8205| 03:8206]
published by Akita Shoten,
bunko 2 volumes @ Y590
[ 01:9703| 02:9703]
"Don Dracula" is a slapstick comedy depicting scenes caused by Dracula the vampire, who has come to modern Japan. Earl Dracula has moved from Transylvania to an old Western-style house on a corner of a residential area in Nerima Ward, Tokyo. Together with him are his daughter Chocola, a cute junior high school girl, and his servant Igor, who is fierce-looking but kind by nature. Although Earl Dracula is a proud vampire who prowls around the town seeking the blood of beautiful virgins, he is always involved in various disturbances and causes troubles for people around him. What's more, Professor Hellsing, his enemy of ten years who has been suffering from hemorrhoids, persistently follows him around. Professor Hellsing has been attempting to exterminate vampires. The Earl is also tailed by a woman named Blonda, from whom Dracula sucks blood for the first time in Japan. In modern Japan, where nobody believes in vampires, the appearance of Earl Dracula and his daughter on the streets causes a big fuss night after night.
In 1982, the animated program was first aired as a series of 26 episodes, but only four episodes were broadcasted because the advertising agency in charge went bankrupt.
(synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp)

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Onimaru Taishou [General Onimaru (Demon pal)]
鬼丸大将
serialized on Power Comics,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7412| 02:7503]
wide-ban 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7910| 02:7912]
bunko 2 volumes @ Y590
[ 01:9512| 02:9512]
No Synopsis.


The Crater
ザ・クレーター
serialized on Shounen Champion,
2 volumes @ Y340
[ 01:7010| 02:7012]
bunko 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7611| 02:7612]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8204| 02:8205| 03:8207]
published by Akita Shoten,
bunko 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9408| 02:9408]
"The Crater" is a series of short complete stories ranging in genre from suspense to mystery and horror. In the second episode entitled "The Octagonal Mansion," a boy who is undecided over what to do with his life happens to go to an octagonal mansion, where he can start his life all over again. The 8th episode, "The Bell Rings" features three people who are haunted by tinkling bells that won't let them forget their past sins. Some stories end happily, while others don't. But all of them have the unforgettable imagery typical of Tezuka Osamu's short stories.

The title, "The Crater," has no particular meaning and each episode is complete in itself. But by having the boy character Okuchin appear in many episodes, "The Crater" maintained continuity as a work, and was very successful.
(taken from the Tezuka website)


Yakkepachi no Maria [Yakkepachi's Maria, or Maria driving me to despair]
やっけぱちのマリア
serialized on Shounen Champion, 1970
2 volumes @ Y340
[ 01:7101| 02:7104]
wide-ban 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8303| 02:8304]
bunko 1 volume @ Y580
[ 01:9606]
Maria is an inflatable doll who starts living with the boy Yakkepachi and all sorts of mischiefs start. Like Nagai Gou's Harenchi Gakuen this title was banned in 1970 for being harmful to children. Unlike Harenchi Gakuen it was pretty harmless. For example some character blew up Maria's breast like a balloon because she actually is an inflatable doll after all. {DHI}


Ue wo Shita e no Jiletta [Jiletta from upside down]
上を下へのジレッタ
serialized on Manga Sunday, 1968-70
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7101]
1 volumes @ Y480
[ 01:8008]
wide-ban 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8307| 02:8308]
No Synopsis.


Ali to Kyojin [Ali and the Giant]
アリと巨人
serialized on Chuugaku Ichi Nen Course, 1961-62
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:6507]
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7908]
No Synopsis.


Apollo no Uta [Song of Apollo]
アポロの歌
serialized on Shounen King, 1970
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7109| 02:7110]
wide-ban 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7708| 02:7710| 03:7711]
bunko 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9509| 02:9509]
No Synopsis.


Ayako
奇子
serialized on Big Comic,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7312| 02:7401]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8108| 02:8109| 03:8110]
published by Kadokawa Shoten,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8907| 02:8907]
bunko 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9606| 02:9606]
"Ayako" is a social drama that depicts the fall of an old family in the Tohoku (northern) region after Japan's defeat in the war in 1945. Ayako, the youngest child in the Tenge family, is an illegitimate child between Sakuemon, a large landowner and the head of the family, and Sue, wife of Sakuemon's first son, Ichiro. Sakuemon's second son, Jiro, has just returned from the war and is involved in the assassination of the head of the leftist party's local chapter in his hometown, Yodoyama. He is witnessed washing his bloodstained shirt by Ayako and Oryo, and kills Oryo. Ichiro, fearful of disgracing the family name, lets Jiro escape and shuts Ayako in an old storehouse. Time passes by and Ayako grows into a beautiful young lady in the storehouse. One day the storehouse is destroyed because of road construction, and Ayako is finally set free after 20 years of confinement. But for Ayako, who has the pure heart of an innocent girl, the world is filled with dangerous
and greedy people. (synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp/)


Bambi
バンビ
published by Tsuru Shobou,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:5111]
bunko 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:5206]
No Synopsis.


Bouken Rubi [Adventure Ruby]
冒険ルビ
serialized on Shougaku Ni Sei, 1969-70
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y580
[ 01:9409]
No Synopsis.


Doronko-sensei
どろんこ先生
serialized on Yomiuri Shinbun Sunday, 1976
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7607]
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8311]
No Synopsis.


Dotsuitare
どついたれ
serialized on Young Jump, 1979
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9011]
wide-ban 2 volumes @ Y580
[ 01:9309| 02:9310]
bunko 1 volume @ Y590
[ 01:9503]
No Synopsis.


Faust
ファウスト
published by Fuji Shobou,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:5001]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7904]
published by Asahi Shinbun,
bunko 1 volume @ Y590
[ 01:9403]
This is a caricature of Goethe's "Faust," and reflects the dreamy quality of animation of the time. Confident of his power, the devil Mephist wreaks acts of violence on the world, such as sending angels down to the earth. God then orders Mephist to send the scholar Faust to hell. While giving the order, God had already given new life to the angel who has fallen to the earth as Princess Margarete. In the meantime, Faust experiences a sense of futility in his studies, thinking that however hard he may study he will never accomplish his goals. Just then, the devil Mephisto appears in front of him. Faust carelessly signs a contract, in which he promises he will go to hell if Mephisto satisfies his desires. Mephisto turns Faust into a young man by magic. Faust goes to the town, meets the beautiful Princess Margarete, and falls in love with her. Meanwhile, Faust is forced to accept the unreasonable demand of the King, father of Margarete, to find the most beautiful goddess in the world, known by the name of Helen. Together with Mephisto, Faust starts for the mountains of Hartz, where devils are said to gather on the night of Walpurgis.

Tezuka Osamu reportedly read the piece from which he drew his inspiration for this work, Goethe's "Faust", repeatedly as a junior high school student. This is the first tryout of Tezuka at applying the tool of caricature to literary masterpieces as a means of establishing Manga as an important medium of culture. Later on followed "Crime and Punishment" and "Merchant of Venice", with that same purpose. (synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp/)


Neo Faust
ネオ・ファウスト
serialized on Asahi Journal, 1987
bunko 1 volume @ Y590
[ 01:9210]
wide-ban 2 volumes @ Y580
[ 01:9511| 02:9512]
"Neo Faust" is the last of Tezuka Osamu's three "Faust" Manga. In February 1970, Professor Ichinoseki of NG University, on the outskirts of Tokyo, is very depressed at his failure to discover the truth of the universe despite his 50 years of hard work. So, he considers committing suicide, but just then a sorceress named Mephist appears. Professor Ichinoseki asks her to give him a new life, and. she accepts his request, making a contract with him. According to the contract, Professor Ichinoseki will sell his soul to the devil once he is satisfied with everything and says, "Stop time. Time is really beautiful." Mephist takes him back to the past, to the year 1958, and has him take a rejuvenating drug. Thanks to the drug, is transformed into a handsome young man, but he doesn't remember who he is or how he got there. One day, Sakane Daizo, president of Sakane Bussan Company, finds the professor and names him "Daiichi." Daizo loves Daiichi so much that he adopts Daiichi as his own child. After Daizo dies of stomach cancer, Daiichi inherits a huge fortune from Daizo. Then, Daiichi moves to achieve his dreadful ambition: to create living things for his own purposes.
Production of the animated film of "Faust," which was announced in 1984, was abandoned for various reasons. Disappointed, Tezuka Osamu produced a Manga version of "Faust" and renamed it "Neo Faust," just as director Akira Kurosawa had drawn scenes of "Kagemusha" when production of that film was suspended. Tezuka Osamu passionately offered the plan for the publication of this work to publisher Asahi Journal. Shortly after that, he developed stomach cancer and was forced to give up writing, so "Neo Faust" ended with the second episode of Part II. Tezuka Osamu's first "Faust" was published in 1950 in book form. The second "Faust," an adaptation into the Japanese historical play style, was published under the name of "A Hundred Tales" (1971)" as one episode of the "New Lion Books" series. "Neo Faust" was the third. (synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp/)

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Hidamari no Ki
陽だまりの樹
serialized on Big Comics, 1983-87
11 volumes @ Y480
[ 01:8307| 02:8312| 03:8401| 04:8402| 05:8405| 06:8501| 07:8503| 08:8604| 09:8606]
[ 10:8701| 11:8705]
A series laid out at the Ansei era, revolving around two young men, one of them being a low-ranking, sword-gifted samurai with strong sense of justice and the other with an opposite attitude.

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Kiseki no Mori no Monogatari [Story of the miracle Forest]
奇蹟の森のものがたり
published by Toukoudou,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:4906]
republished by Seirindou,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7609]
No Synopsis.


King Kong
キングコング
published by Fuji Shobou,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:4704]
No Synopsis.


Mako to Rumi to Chii [Mako, Rumi and Chii]
マコとルミとチイ
published by Daitosha,
1 volume @ Y900
[ 01:8112]
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y560
[ 01:8307]
This Manga deals with parenting, depicting the daily lives of cartoonist Ohsamu Tetsuro, who strongly resembles Tezuka Osamu himself, and his family. The story begins with the birth of his first son. The son is named Makoto (nicknamed Mako) and grows to be a healthy 2 year-old, basking in the love of his orderly mother and careless father. The son is followed by two daughters named Rumiko (nicknamed Rumi) and Chiiko (nicknamed Chii). This story focuses on the increasing hustle and bustle inside the Ohsamu family.
This is a semi-autobiographical Manga that appeared serially in a magazine targeted at housewives.
(synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp/)


Metropolis
メトロポリス
published by Ikuei Shuppan,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:4909]
republished by Seirindo,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7601]
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7901]
bunko 1 volume @ Y650
[ 01:9502]
No Synopsis.


Midnight
ミッドナイト
serialized on Shounen Champion,
6 volumes @ Y390
[ 01:8610| 02:8612| 03:8702| 04:8705| 05:8709| 06:8801]
wide-ban 6 volumes @ Y580
[ 01:9503| 02:9504| 03:9505| 04:9506| 05:9507| 06:9508]
No Synopsis.


MW
MW〔ムウ〕
serialized on Big Comics,
3 volumes @ Y480
[ 01:7804| 02:7805| 03:7806]
wide-ban 3 volumes @ Y580
[ 01:9301| 02:9302| 03:9303]
bunko 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9503| 02:9503]
Miwao Yuki is a good-looking murderous devil. What is his purpose in obtaining MW, a poison gas capable of mass killing!? A penetrating view of the evil that resides in the hearts of modern men. {009}


Nasubi Jo'ou [Queen Nasubi]
ナスビ女王
serialized on Nakayoshi, 1954-55
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8312]
No Synopsis.


Niji no Prelude [Rainbow Prelude]
虹のプレリュード
serialized on Shoujo Comic, 1975
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7712]
A collection of various Shoujo Manga Tezuka has done. {DHI}


Nippon Hakkyou
日本発狂
serialized on Kou Ichi Course, 1974-75
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7608]
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8207]
bunko 1 volume @ Y590
[ 01:9604]
No Synopsis.


Ozuma Taichou
オズマ隊長
serialized on Sankei Shinbun, 1961-64
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8206| 02:8206]
wide-ban 5 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8102| 02:8104| 03:8105| 04:8106| 05:8108]
No Synopsis.


Pinocchio
ピノキオ
published by Touroudou,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:5206]
No Synopsis.


Saiyuuki [Journey to the West]
西遊記
published by Houbunsha,
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:6008| 02:6010| 03:6011]
No Synopsis.
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Takarajima [Treasure Island]
タカラジマ
published by Fuji Shobou,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:4703]
No Synopsis.


Shin Takarajima [New Treasure Island]
新宝島
published by Ikuei Shuppan,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:4704]
published by Koudansha,
wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8410]
The manga that made Tezuka famous. {DHI}

"New Treasure Island" is an adventure action drama featuring a boy's adventure at sea. One day a boy named Pete finds a map of "Treasure Island" that his deceased father left behind. He starts on a voyage to find it together with "Captain," who was a friend of his father. But his ship is attacked by pirates, led by Bowarl, and the two are caught. When a storm hits the pirate ship, the two are thrown into the sea and washed up on the shore of a solitary island in the southern ocean. To their surprise, this island is the one they have been looking for. However, they experience one misfortune after another, and Pete is captured by savage indigenous people. Will Pete and Captain survive? Will they find the treasure? Their thrilling and incredible adventures continue.
Based on an original story written by a veteran cartoonist in Osaka, Sakai Shichima, Tezuka Osamu, who was not yet popular at the time, drew the pictures for Shichima's book.
Its Western-style pictures and quickly unfolding storyline attracted a lot of attention, and his work became a best seller with 400,000 copies sold, laying the groundwork for the Manga craze. The original version of "New Treasure Island" was based on Tezuka Osamu's manuscript, but substantial modifications were made by Sasaki Shichima, who cut nearly 60 pages and also changed some of the lines. When publishing "The Complete Works of Tezuka Osamu," Tezuka Osamu remade it based on his memory to make it closer to his original.
(synopsis taken from http://en.tezuka.co.jp/)

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Yoake Shiro [Dawn Castle]
夜明け城
published by Suzuki Shuppan,
1 volume @ Y?
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wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
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A lord and his son are opposed to each other about the construction of a new castle. And spies are active behind the scenes. {009}


Yoru yo Sayonara [Goodbye Night]
夜よさよなら
serialized on Shounen Magazine, 1985
1 volume @ Y?
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wide-ban 1 volume @ Y?
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No Synopsis.


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