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Osamu Tezuka

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Birthday
3, 1928
Birthplace
Toyonaka, Japan
DEATH DATE
Feb 9, 1989 (60)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1928
Birthplace
Toyonaka, Japan
DEATH DATE
Feb 9, 1989 (60)

About

Japanese cartoonist most recognized for his contributions to Anime, including Kimba the White Lion and Metropolis. He was also 1 of the most prolific artist in the field with over 700 stories spanning over 170,000 pages to his credit.

Before Fame

He spent his youth attending productions at the Takarazuka Theatre with his mother.

Trivia

He was once dubbed the "Godfather of Anime." He developed the distinctive "large eyes" characteristic of Japanese animation.

Family Life

He was the oldest of three children.

Associated With

He was widely regarded as the Japanese version of the celebrated American animator Walt Disney.