manga

Tezuka wrote approximately 150,000 pages of manga manuscripts for around 700 titles, and most of his works are still being published in various forms and media. The messages contained in his works are universal, appealing to all the generations including young people who have never read his works.
We license various rights in and to such his manga works, including publishing rights, MD rights, promotion rights, game rights, adaptation rights and more.

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Representative Works

New Treasure Island <1947>
Lost World <1948>
Metropolis <1949>
Jungle Emperor Leo <1950>
Next World <1951>
The Adventure of Rock <1952>
Astro Boy <1952>
Son-Goku, The Monkey <1952>
Princess Knight <1953, 1963>
Phoenix <1954, 1956 ,1967>
Ambassador Magma <1965>
The Amazing 3 <1965>
The Vampire <1966>
Dororo <1967>
Triton of The Sea <1969>
Marvelous Melmo <1970>
Buddha <1972>
Black Jack <1973>
The Three-Eyed One <1974>
Unico <1976>
Rainbow Parakeet <1981>
Dr. Ryoan <1981>
Prime Rose <1982>
The Story of Three Adolf <1983>
Mid Night <1986>
Neo Faust <1988>

etc…

ASTRO BOY
From April 1952 to March 1968 / serialized in "Shonen" (Kobunsha Publishers, Ltd.)

ASTRO BOY

"Astro Boy" is a science fiction Manga featuring a humanoid robot named Atom, who is depicted as a boy with miraculous strength of 100,000 horsepower. The setting is a future society in the 21st century. Dr. Tenma, Director General of Japan's Science Ministry, and his team create a robot on April 7, 2003, making full use of state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Tenma has lost his only son Tobio in a car accident, so he decides to make a robot that looks exactly like Tobio. Dr. Tenma at first loves the robot as if it was his real child, but he becomes increasingly angry when the robot doesn't grow at all. Then one day, Dr. Tenma sells the poor robot to a circus troupe whose major attraction is a robot show. The robot is named Atom and is forced to perform at the circus. But fortunately, Dr. Ochanomizu, who succeeds Dr. Tenma to head the Science Ministry, frees Atom. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Ochanomizu, robots are given human rights and liberated at last. Atom starts a new life in the suburbs with his parents, both of whom are also robots made by Dr. Ochanomizu. He attends a nearby elementary school and gets involved in many incidents, courageously fighting against evils to save the world. He beats his enemies with his 100,000 horsepower strength.


Black Jack
From November 19, 1973 to October 14, 1984 / serialized in "Weekly Shonen Champion" (Akita Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.)

Black Jack

This is a medical drama in which an unlicensed but gifted surgeon, Black Jack, is the main character. Endowed with excellent surgical technique, Black Jack always miraculously saves seriously ill patients and those on the verge of death. But he always claims an outrageous price for his surgery, which is why his presence is rejected in medical circles. Black Jack lives quietly in a clinic out in the deserted wilderness with his assistant, Pinoko, whose life he had saved. Patients whom other doctors have given up on come to see him every today; he represents their very last hope.


Jungle Emperor Leo
From November 1950 to April 1954 / serialized in "Manga Shonen"(Gakudo Sha)

Jungle Emperor Leo

"Jungle Emperor Leo" is a long Manga that depicts the relationship between humans and nature through the growth of Leo, a white lion raised by humans. In a jungle in Africa right on the equator there was a white lion, Panja, who was called the "Emperor of the Jungle." But Panja is killed by a hunter. His wife, the Queen of Jungle, who has been caught by the hunter, gives birth to the son of Panja on a ship bringing them to a zoo. She names her son "Leo" and has him escape from the ship, saying, "Go back to Africa and become the successor of your father." Then a storm comes and the ship is overturned, and sinks with the Queen on it. Leo is washed up on the beach of a port town in the Arabian Peninsula, not Africa. Leo is found and looked after by a boy named Kenichi. A year later, Kenichi and Leo join an expedition to Mt. Moon, Africa's "phantom mountain," in order to examine the veins of the ore of the "Moonlight Stone." Leo sees the African jungle for the first time in his life, and dislikes this barbaric world where killing is so common. But Leo soon regains his confidence, and establishes an animal kingdom to protect weak animals. Leo grows into a great emperor of the jungle.


Princess Knight
From January 1953 to January 1956 / serialized in "Shojo Club" (Kodansha Ltd.)

Princess Knight

This is a fantasy in which Princess Sapphire, who has the mind of both a boy and a girl, is the main character "Princess Knight." Because of a trick played by an angel named Tink, Sapphire was born with both a boy's mind and a girl's mind. Moreover, when she was born, it had already been determined that she would be raised as a prince to accede to the throne. The Duke of Duralumin, however, wants his own son to accede to the throne, and makes all sorts of evil attempts to prove that Sapphire is indeed a girl.





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