Tezuka Osamu Digital Manga Library

During the past three decades, Japanese popular culture has surpassed the technology industry to become Japan’s largest export. Manga and anime studies are emerging fields internationally and are of interest to scholars across many different subject areas and disciplines. The Tezuka Osamu Manga Digital Library is also a complement for collegiate Manga classes.

Tezuka Osamu, the gold standard of Manga, has popularized genres while revolutionizing Japanese animation. He is one of the best-known and most critically acclaimed Manga authors around the world. Explore a vast collection of unforgettable characters, captivating storylines, and innovative artistry that has inspired generations. Dive into the timeless classics and groundbreaking masterpieces of the legendary ‘God of Manga’ right at your fingertips!

Our user-friendly interface supports a variety of devices and operating systems, including the iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, and Windows, and provides seamless navigation of these high-quality digital editions.

About Tezuka Osamu

Tezuka Osamu (1928-1989), the ‘God of Manga’ was a manga author and creator of Japan’s first animated television series. While Tezuka’s best known creation is, arguably, the world-renowned children’s series Astro Boy, he drew more than 150,000 pages of manga in his lifetime touching on every style and genre. He wrote for every age-group, from young children to mature audiences, and single-handedly created the majority of the genres and character-types we see in manga and anime today.

Manga is the Japanese word for comics, with a unique story line and style. In Japan, people of all ages read manga.

Manga includes a broad range of subjects, for example, action-adventure, romance, sport and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, horror, sexuality, and business and commerce, among others. Manga continues to become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry, representing $3.6 billion in 2007 and $5.5 billion in 2009. Manga have also become increasingly popular worldwide. Manga is widely known for its style of artwork and is primarily classified by the age and gender of the target audience. Due to cross-readership, consumer response is not limited by demographics. For example, male readers subscribing to a series intended for girls and so on.

About Manga Platform

The Tezuka Osamu Manga now offers readers in 8 languages. There are a total of 245 titles consisting of 846 volumes combined.

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