Osamu Tezuka's classic science fiction manga Astro Boy (known in Japan as Tetsuwan Atom) kicked off its original serialization in the April 1952 issue Koubunsha's Shōnen magazine, and now the series is celebrating its 70th anniversary with an art print exhibition in Tokyo that will run from June 29 - July 09, 2022. Hit the jump to learn more.
Musical Romance Black Jack - A Dangerous Bet, a musical stage play adaptation with an original story based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka about a brilliant renegade doctor who practices medicine without a license, is returning to the stage in Japan in November of 2022 with new performances by the Moon Troupe of the Takarazuka Revue musical stage company. Hit the jump to learn more.
It has been announced that a kabuki adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's jidaigeki manga Shinsengumi will be performed at Shochiku's Kabuki-za theater in Tokyo in August 2022. This will be the first kabuki adaptation of a work by Tezuka, who has been loved and respected not only in Japan but throughout the world as the "God of Manga." Hit the jump for more details.
The award season is still in full swing even in April, and it was the 26th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Awards' turn to unveil the winners of their Grand Prize, New Creator Prize, Short Work Prize and Special Prize for great works of manga and their creators in 2022. Hit the jump for all the details!