Tag Archives: Osamu Tezuka

Wonder 3 (1965) – Episode 04

In this episode we get to see a different side of Pukko, when he has to care for some ducklings left orphaned by hunters. A wealthy land developer has been destroying the habitats of local animals to make way for … Continue reading

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Tetsuwan Atom (1959 live-action) – Episodes 01-04

While the 1963 animated adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Tetsuwan Atom was a worldwide hit, far fewer people have heard of this live-action version that debuted four years earlier. Like many of the early Japanese superhero shows from this era, American … Continue reading

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Big X (1964) – Episodes 01,11,40

This is the very first anime produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha (back when they were just called Tokyo Movie). Based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka, chief director Osamu Dezaki. The orchestral score was composed by Isao Tomita, before he … Continue reading

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Big X (1964) – Episode 11

Here’s “Graveyard of the Sea,” another Big X episode that was lost for decades. The Devil Gang is based in a part of the Sargasso Sea where thick algae makes it difficult for ships to get to them. They plan … Continue reading

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Big X (1964) – Episode 01

This is the very first anime produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha. Based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka, directed by Osamu Dezaki, with music by Isao Tomita. Like the 1960s episodes of Doctor Who, there are a lot of Big … Continue reading

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Wonder 3 (1965) – Episode 07

Because you never know when Nanto’s going to drop a random Tezuka episode. This is actually an episode I was working on several years ago, but never finished when it was announced that the series had been licensed for legal … Continue reading

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Tetsuwan Atom (1959) – Episodes 01-03

In episode 3, the ZZZ Gang blackmails the awesomely mustachioed Professor Skelton into carrying out on attack on Atom, and they also proceed with their plans to gas the mayor at midnight. Some great old school model effects near the … Continue reading

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