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.
Digital Manga has announced that after successful campaigns to crowdfund the releases of Swallowing the Earth, Barbara, Alabaster, Clockwork Apple, and Storm Fairy, their next Kickstarter for English release of works of "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka is his Wonder 3 (a.k.a. The Amazing Three). More after the jump.
A new magazine-book from Tatsumi Publishing helps cross-stitch fans re-create famous Osamu Tezuka characters in the form of embroidery. Hit the jump to check it out.
Fukkan.com is releasing a four volume set that reprints Osamu Tezuka's classic shōjo manga, Princess Knight, as it originally appeared from 1953 - 1958 in Kodansha's Shōjo Club and Nakayoshi magazines. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ambassador Magma, a 1966 tokusatsu TV show based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka, is receiving a Bluray boxed set release for Japanese home video. Hit the jump to learn the details.
The Broadcast Library in Yokohama is holding an exhibition highlighting the work of Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori beginning in July of 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
Digital Manga, Inc. has announced that, following successful Kickstarter campaigns like Captain Ken, Lugwig B, Alabaster, and the recent Clockwork Apple, their next project to crowd fund the works of "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka aims to translate his shojo (girl's) title Storm Fairy. If the campaign running 30 days starting June 16th is successful, the book will be scheduled for October 2015. More after the jump.
It is confirmed that Amazon Japan has listed a DVD of Robot Atom/Little Astro Boy for a release of November 3, 2015. The fourth remake anime series was aired for eight episodes in Nigeria from March to April in 2014. Hit the jump for more details.
For a limited time beginning in May of 2015, a specialty store in Shinjuku will be selling goods related to the Black Jack and Young Black Jack manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
Digital Manga Publishing has begun selling eBooks of some of the early works of profoundly influential manga and anime creator Osamu Tezuka's early work, including his post-war break-out New Treasure Island and his early attempt at adapting classic literature, Crime and Punishment. More after the jump.