Diary of Ma-chan
|Diary of Ma-chan|
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|
|Magazine||Shokokumin Shinbun (Mainichi elementary school children's Newspaper)|
|Original run||January 4, 1946 – March 31, 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
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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- "Diary of Ma-chan" manga page at TezukaOsamu@World (in English)(requires username and password)
- "Diary of Ma-chan" manga page at TezukaOsamu@World (in Japanese) (requires username and password)
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