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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 2,332,939 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Osamu Tezuka is the 3rd most popular comic artist (up from 5th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Japan (down from 26th 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, Osamu Tezuka ranks 3 out of 174Before him are Stan Lee and Hergé. After him are René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Joseph Barbera, Jean Giraud, Carl Barks, Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, and Matt Groening.

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Among people born in 1928, Osamu Tezuka ranks 15Before him are Eduard Shevardnadze, James Watson, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, Philip K. Dick, and Zbigniew Brzezinski. After him are Jeanne Moreau, Rinus Michels, Yves Klein, Didi, Shirley Temple, and Roger Vadim. Among people deceased in 1989, Osamu Tezuka ranks 17Before him are Andrei Sakharov, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Elena Ceaușescu, Lee Van Cleef, Andrei Gromyko, and Laurence Olivier. After him are Vladimir Horowitz, Bette Davis, János Kádár, Silvana Mangano, Dolores Ibárruri, and Sándor Márai.

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Among people born in Japan, Osamu Tezuka ranks 29 out of 6,048Before him are Hideki Tojo (1884), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Olivia de Havilland (1916), Hiroo Onoda (1922), Hattori Hanzō (1542), and Yayoi Kusama (1929). After him are Lee Myung-bak (1941), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Kane Tanaka (1903), Gichin Funakoshi (1868), Sadako Sasaki (1943), and Himiko (175).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Osamu Tezuka ranks 1After him are Akira Toriyama (1955), Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Go Nagai (1945), Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Hirohiko Araki (1960), Masashi Kishimoto (1974), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Kentaro Miura (1966), and Yoshihiro Togashi (1966).