Diary of Ma-chan

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Diary of Ma-chan
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Cover of "Diary of Ma-chan" from the Osamu Tezuka Manga Complete Works edition
(Maachan no Nikkichō)
Genre Slice of life story
Written by Osamu Tezuka
Published by Mainichi Newspaper
Demographic Children
Magazine Shokokumin Shinbun (Mainichi elementary school children's Newspaper)
Original run January 4, 1946March 31, 1946
Volumes 1
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Diary of Ma-chan (マアチャンの日記帳, Maachan no Nikkichō) is a manga by Osamu Tezuka that began serialization in 1946.


Diary of Ma-chan is a collection of 4-panel comic strips about the everyday adventures of a small pre-school boy named Ma-chan. The manga consists of 73 strips.


  • Ma-chan: A mischievous little pre-school boy growing up immediately after World War II.
  • Ton-chan: Ma-chan's friend.
  • University-age boy:
  • Father: Ma-chan's father.
  • Mother: Ma-chan's mother.
  • Teacher: Ma-chan's pre-school teacher.

First work by Tezuka[edit]

Diary of Ma-chan is very important as it was Osamu Tezuka's first professional work to ever be published. When Tezuka drew this in 1946, he was only 17 years old. While the drawings were crude compared to his later art work, many elements of his art style first became visible in this comic strip.

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