||Osamu Tezuka - '手塚 治虫'
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Osamu Tezuka is viewed as the "Godfather of Manga", and is responsible for making Manga comics so popular in Japan. He created the character "Astro Boy", known in Japan by his real name, "Tetsuwan Atomu", or "Mighty Atom". Also created by him were Jungle Emperor Leo, also known as "Kimba" in the West, and "Princess Sapphire", heroine of the Princess Knight series of Manga.
Date of Birth:
November 3, 1928
Date of death:
February 9, 1989 Favorite Creators:
Osamu Tezuka - '手塚 治虫' is a favorite creator of 22 usersAwards:
- 2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Hall of Fame
- 2002 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Hall of Fame: (Judges' choice)
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