Osamu Tezuka

1928 - 1989

Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫, b. 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", "the Godfather of Manga" and "the God of Manga". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osamu Tezuka has received more than 1,330,152 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular comic artist.

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Among comic artists, Osamu Tezuka ranks 2 out of 155Before him are Stan Lee. After him are Hergé, René Goscinny, Jack Kirby, Albert Uderzo, Carl Barks, Joseph Barbera, Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Jean Giraud, and Hugo Pratt.

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Among people born in 1928, Osamu Tezuka ranks 15Before him are James Watson, Eduard Shevardnadze, Rinus Michels, Philip K. Dick, Serge Gainsbourg, and Agnès Varda. After him are Chinghiz Aitmatov, Jeanne Moreau, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Didi, Yves Klein, and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Among people deceased in 1989, Osamu Tezuka ranks 14Before him are Sergio Leone, Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Ted Bundy, Elena Ceaușescu, and Zita of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Andrei Gromyko, Lee Van Cleef, Bette Davis, Laurence Olivier, János Kádár, and Sándor Márai.

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Among people born in Japan, Osamu Tezuka ranks 23 out of 3,113Before him are Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Naruhito (1960), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Emperor Taishō (1879), and Hideki Tojo (1884). After him are Hattori Hanzō (1542), Himiko (175), Gichin Funakoshi (1868), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Morihei Ueshiba (1883), and Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159).