COMIC ARTIST

Osamu Tezuka

1928 - 1989

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Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫, born 手塚 治, Tezuka Osamu, (1928-11-03)3 November 1928 – 9 February 1989) was a Japanese manga artist, cartoonist and animator. Born in Osaka Prefecture, his prolific output, pioneering techniques and innovative redefinitions of genres earned him such titles as "the Father of Manga" (マンガの父, Manga no Chichi), "the Godfather of Manga" (マンガの教父, Manga no Kyōfu) and "the God of Manga" (マンガの神様, Manga no Kami-sama). Additionally, he is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during Tezuka's formative years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osamu Tezuka has received more than 2,787,308 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Osamu Tezuka is the 2nd most popular comic artist (up from 3rd in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Japan (up from 29th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

Osamu Tezuka is a Japanese manga artist and animator. He is best known for creating the manga series Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, and Black Jack.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.8M

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  • 71.03

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Osamu Tezukas by language

Over the past year Osamu Tezuka has had the most page views in the with 686,762 views, followed by English (481,419), and Chinese (141,152). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbo-Croatian (164.27%), Min Nan (133.48%), and Malagasy (106.90%)

Among COMIC ARTISTS

Among comic artists, Osamu Tezuka ranks 2 out of 226Before him are Stan Lee. After him are René Goscinny, Hergé, Akira Toriyama, Albert Uderzo, Peyo, Joseph Barbera, Carl Barks, Jean Giraud, Hugo Pratt, and Morris.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1928, Osamu Tezuka ranks 15Before him are Agnès Varda, Eduard Shevardnadze, Serge Gainsbourg, James Watson, Chinghiz Aitmatov, and Roger Vadim. After him are Philip K. Dick, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Rinus Michels, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Didi, and Jeanne Moreau. Among people deceased in 1989, Osamu Tezuka ranks 15Before him are Ted Bundy, Konrad Lorenz, Georges Simenon, Sergio Leone, Elena Ceaușescu, and Zita of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Lee Van Cleef, János Kádár, Laurence Olivier, Dolores Ibárruri, Vladimir Horowitz, and Graham Chapman.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Osamu Tezuka ranks 24 out of 6,245Before him are Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Osamu Dazai (1909), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Shinzō Abe (1954), and Koji Tanaka (1955). After him are Hideki Tojo (1884), Kanō Jigorō (1860), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Sadako Sasaki (1943), and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In Japan

Among comic artists born in Japan, Osamu Tezuka ranks 1After him are Akira Toriyama (1955), Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Kentaro Miura (1966), Naoki Urasawa (1960), Go Nagai (1945), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), Hirohiko Araki (1960), and Katsuhiro Otomo (1954).