Wansa-kun ("Little Wansa"), a 1971 manga by Osamu Tezuka about a lost puppy searching for his mother, is being adapted into a musical children's play that will run from August 18 - 28 at the Theater Tram venue in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Asahi Shimbun today announced the winners of the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Kei Ichinoseki's kabuki and ukiyoe-themed mystery Hanagami Sharaku and Kiyohiko Azuma's slice-of-life comedy Yotsuba&! were chosen as this year's Manga Grand Prix winners from seven candidates. Hit the jump for more details.
A new spin-off manga based on Osamu Tezuka's medical drama Black Jack is beginning serialization in Akita Shoten's Young Champion seinen manga anthology magazine, and it stars Black Jack's rival, the sinister Dr. Kiriko, as the protagonist. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum located in Takarazuka City, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, is sponsoring a new art exhibit beginning in March of 2016 that focuses on the "Heroines of Osamu Tezuka". Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo-based healthcare product company Isshindo Honpo has released many face packs collaborating with internationally famous franchises such as KISS, Marvel Super Heroes, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and Attack on Titan. Its next 16th partners are two of Osamu Tezuka's representative manga works, Tetsuwan Atom/Astro boy and Black Jack. Hit the jump for more.
In July of 2016, Stone Bridge Press is publishing a massive, 928 page biography of legendary manga author and animator Osamu Tezuka entitled The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
NHK's Friday Eye TV program is airing an episode about the efforts to reconstruct Space Journey: The First Dream of Wonder-Kun, an experimental 1969 TV special by Osamu Tezuka and Mushi Productions. Hit the jump to learn more.