COMIC ARTIST

Osamu Tezuka

1928 - 1989

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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" (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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osamu Tezuka has received more than 1,689,164 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Osamu Tezuka is the 5th most popular comic artist (down from 2nd in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Japan (down from 23rd 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.

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Among COMIC ARTISTS

Among comic artists, Osamu Tezuka ranks 5 out of 174Before him are Stan Lee, Albert Uderzo, Hergé, and René Goscinny. After him are Joseph Barbera, Carl Barks, Akira Toriyama, Jean Giraud, Matt Groening, Peyo, and Hugo Pratt.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1928, Osamu Tezuka ranks 16Before him are Eduard Shevardnadze, Philip K. Dick, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, Rinus Michels, and Shirley Temple. After him are Didi, Yves Klein, Jeanne Moreau, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Toffler, and Roger Vadim. Among people deceased in 1989, Osamu Tezuka ranks 16Before him are Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Elena Ceaușescu, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Laurence Olivier, and Lee Van Cleef. After him are Bette Davis, Andrei Gromyko, Vladimir Horowitz, Sándor Márai, János Kádár, and Thomas Bernhard.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Osamu Tezuka ranks 26 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Taishō (1879), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Hideki Tojo (1884), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894). After him are Isao Takahata (1935), Kanō Jigorō (1860), Gichin Funakoshi (1868), Joan Fontaine (1917), Lee Myung-bak (1941), and Kenzaburō Ōe (1935).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In Japan

Among comic artists born in Japan, Osamu Tezuka ranks 1After him are Akira Toriyama (1955), Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Go Nagai (1945), Masashi Kishimoto (1974), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Monkey Punch (1937), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), and Katsuhiro Otomo (1954).