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Osamu Tezuka
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Tezuka Osamu (手塚 治 )

( 1928 -11-03)3 November 1928
Died 9 February 1989(1989-02-09) (aged 60)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
  • Nara Medical University (M.D., (PhD.) 1961)
Years active 1946–1989
  • Mushi Production
  • Tezuka Productions
Notable work
Etsuko Okada (m. 1959–1989)
  • Makoto Tezuka
  • Rumiko Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka (Japanese: 手塚 治虫, Tezuka Osamu, November 3, 1928 – February 9, 1989) was a famous Japanese cartoonist, manga artist, animator, producer and Doctor of Medicine, although he never practiced medicine. He was born in Osaka Prefecture. He created Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion and Black Jack. He is often credited as the "Godfather of Anime", and is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration for Tezuka.

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