The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime

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The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime
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Cover art for the English release
手塚治虫物語
(Tezuka Osamu Monogatari)
GenreBiography
Manga
Written byToshio Ban [ja]
Published byAsahi Shimbun Company
English publisher
MagazineAsahi Graph
Original run19891992
Volumes2
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The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime (Japanese: 手塚治虫物語, Hepburn: Tezuka Osamu Monogatari) is a biographical manga based on Osamu Tezuka's life, created by Tezuka Productions and Tezuka's assistant Toshio Ban. It was serialized by Asahi Shimbun's Asahi Graph from 1989 to 1992 and collected into two volumes in 1992. It was published in North America by Stone Bridge Press, with a translation by Frederik L. Schodt, on July 12, 2016. The North American edition was nominated for the 2017 Eisner Award in the "Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia" category.

Synopsis[edit]

Tezuka in 1951

The manga is a biography of Osamu Tezuka, covering Tezuka's life and career, and the evolution of the manga and anime industries in Japan.[1]

Production and release[edit]

The Osamu Tezuka Story was created by Tezuka Productions and Toshio Ban, who was one of Tezuka's assistants and the sub-chief of manga productions for magazines at Tezuka Productions.[2] The manga was serialized in the news magazine Asahi Graph of Asahi Shimbun Company following Tezuka's death from 1989 to 1992.[2][3] Asahi Shimbun collected the manga into two volumes in 1992, covering the time periods 1928–1959 and 1960–1989, respectively.[4][5] Kin no Hoshisha [ja] republished the manga in three volumes in 2009.[6] It was published in a single volume in North America on July 12, 2016 by Stone Bridge Press, with an English translation by Frederik L. Schodt.[1] The manga has also been published in France by Casterman in four volumes under the title Osamu Tezuka – Biographie.[7]

Reception[edit]

The Osamu Tezuka Story was nominated for the 2017 Eisner Award in the "Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia" category.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.uk-anime.net/newsitem/The_Osamu_Tezuka_Story:_A_Life_in_Manga_and_Anime_to_be_published_in_English_this_July.html (Archive)
  2. ^ a b Rollman, Hans (August 10, 2016). "The Dark Side of Obsession in 'The Osamu Tezuka Story'". Pop Matters. Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  3. ^ Kelts, Roland (18 June 2016). "Drawing on the past of Osamu Tezuka". The Japan Times. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "手塚治虫物語 オサムシ登場1928-1959". Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 28 May 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  5. ^ "手塚治虫物語 漫画の夢、アニメの夢1960-1989". Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 28 May 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  6. ^ "漫画「手塚治虫物語」 【全3巻】". Kin no Hoshisha (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Osamu Tezuka - Biographie". Casterman (in French). Archived from the original on 10 February 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Goodnight Punpun, Orange, The Osamu Tezuka Story, Princess Jellyfish, Wandering Island Nominated for Eisner Awards". Anime News Network. May 2, 2017. Archived from the original on May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2017.