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Tezuka, Osamu

Born: 1926 AD
Died: 1989 AD
Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Artists, Cartoonists

1928 – Born on November 3rd in Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan. Japanese animator and cartoonist.

1935 – Entered Osaka municipal Ikeda elementary school.

1943 – He started to draw using pen and ink and his prolific comic writing starts.

1945 – Entered Osaka University’s medical division.

1946 – Received his M.D. from Osaku University but continued to focus on his comic books.

1953 – Moved to Tokiwa-so apartment where many young comic talents from all over Japan found their home in to start their career.

1959 – Married to Etsuko Okada on October 4th and had 3 children.

1961 – Created his first production company under the name Mushi Productions, later changed to Tezuka Productions, which became a springboard for a number of influential animators who were to follow, including Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira).

1963-1964 – "Tetsuwan Atom" starts syndicated as a series on Fuji Television, and following year is broad casted by NBC as "Astro Boy" in United States.

1989 – Died of stomach cancer on February 9th in Tokyo, Japan.

1994 – He became a hallmark in manga and anime history on April 24th. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum was opened in Takarazuka, in memory of the prolific artist.