Osamu Tezuka

Biography

Distinguished Japanese animator Osamu Tezuka is the creator of the phenomenally popular Astroboy (aka Tetsuwan Atom) in Japan. Tezuka had his first cartoon published in 1946 while he was attending medical school. He began drawing Astroboy in 1951. This became an animated series that was eventually dubbed into English. In 1963, NBC television bought episodes of Astroboy and began airing them. By...