“The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum” is located in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture. It is located just off the promenade “Hana no Michi” (Flower Road) in front of Takarazuka Grand Theater. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum offers unlimited reading of Osamu Tezuka’s comics and is highly recommended for anime fans.
The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum exhibits the works of Osamu Tezuka, who has made a name for the history of story comics after the war, and who was a leading figure in Japanese comics and anime. It is also a memorial hall where you can touch his love for nature and the preciousness of life through his works.
The exterior of this museum seems to have a Western European castle as a motif. It was made based on an essay written by Mr. Tezuka, “Saving the Earth of Glass”. In the hall, you can freely read Tezuka’s work as well as create works. In the Takarazuka area, which has always been fashionable and rich in nature, you may be able to hone your sensibility like Mr. Tezuka.
Osamu Tezuka, a master of the manga and anime worlds, influenced many manga artists and animators. There were so many wonderful works left in the world that there is no end to count the name of the works. The work continues to be loved by many readers and viewers.
Takarazuka City is famous for its “Takarazuka Revue”. For Mr. Osamu Tezuka who spent his time in Takarazuka until his youth, the Takarazuka Revue is said to have been a big presence. A famous anecdote that one of Tezuka’s masterpieces, “Ribbon Knight”, was the former Takarazuka Revue’s actress who became the model of the main character, Sapphire.
A representative work by Osamu Tezuka, “Blackjack”. This is a story about a blackjack with a medical technique called “miracle” that is unlicensed but lives with a dilemma as a doctor. Although Osamu Tezuka had a doctor’s license, when he drew this work, he studied a lot and received a grenade from the medical community. However, there is no doubt that this work is a monument of medical cartoons.
In his later years, he started working on his masterpieces of youth comics such as “Tell Adolf”, including works that traced his roots. However, when he began to lose physical condition, he repeated hospitalization and continued to serialize comics on the hospital bed. After being in a coma, when the consciousness recovered, he tried to take a pencil and left the world with the words, “Let me do my job.
The best way to access the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum is by public transport. If you go to Takarazuka Station by Japan Railway or Hankyu Corporation and use “Hana no Michi”, you will arrive in 8 minutes on foot.
Osamu Tezuka had a great influence on Japanese TV animation production
“The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum” is located in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture. Osamu Tezuka is known as a cartoonist who has worked on hits such as “Astro Boy”, “Black Jack”, “Jungle Emperor Leo”, “Princess Knight” one after another. Especially, it is famous in Japan that the first TV anime series in Japan is “Astro Boy”. In this way, Osamu Tezuka had a great influence on Japanese TV animation production leading to the present age. Such Osamu Tezuka was spending about 20 years from 5 years old to 24 years old in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture. And in honor of the great achievement of Osamu Tezuka, “The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum” (“Takarazuka Municipal Tezuka Osamu Memorial Museum”) was established in 1994, five years after his death.
“The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum” is a memorial museum with the theme of “love for nature and the preciousness of life” with the aim of broadly posting the accomplishments of Osamu Tezuka, a world-famous cartoonist, to posterity. Here you can see and feel the world of Tezuka Osamu, such as the Hi-Vision Theater showing original animation, the library that can read manga works of Osamu Tezuka, and the workshop where you can experience animation production.
“The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum” is a memorial hall filled with charm of Osamu Tezuka. Osamu Tezuka is a person who supported the ancient time of animation, but Tezuka’s works continue to impress many people. Why don’t you go seeing such a Tezuka work?
Enjoy all of Osamu Tezuka
The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum is the museum which you can enjoy all of Osamu Tezuka.
“The library” that it kept all works Tezuka comics, “the Atom vision” showing an original picture work
“the animated cartoon studios” where you can experience the production of the animation while looking at a work table of Osamu Tezuka, you can see the world of Osamu Tezuka here and touch it and feel it and enjoy it.
God of comics
Osamu Tezuka is comic artist on behalf of Japan, and produced many works as “Astro Boy”, “Black Jack”, “the knights of the ribbon”, and is said to be “God of comics”.
It is Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo that such Osamu Tezuka spent 24 years old from 5 years old.
“The Takarazuka City Osamu Tezuka Memorial” (The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum) is in Takarazuka-shi that can be called his hometown.
The Atom vision picture hall
There is the permanent exhibitions of the document about Osamu Tezuka, and “the Atom vision picture hall” showing an original animated cartoon on the first floor. The glasscase, which formed a line in the permanent exhibitions room in a row, was made in the image of the life-support equipment which appeared in “Hinotori Mirai Hen” (Phoenix – Future Edition).
The talent of the picture and enthusiastic more than others
Observation sketching or the graffiti before his debut as a comic artist are displayed. Records of the insect-collecting of the time that he spent in Takarazuka-shi are left. You can identify traces of the talent of the picture and enthusiastic more than others since he was young from the observation sketching of the insect.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum|
|Adresse:||Mukogawacho 7-65 Takarazuka, Hyogo 665-0844 Japan|
|Access:||Hankyu-dentetsu Imazu-sen Line “Takarazuka-Minamiguchi-eki Station” (5 minutes walk)|
|Price:||700 yen (Adult)|
300 yen (Under 18 years old)
100 yen (Under 12 years old)
Please refer the official web page.