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Owner of the Kenka Nagaya

Explanation

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  • "Higeoyaji was born in Kanda, he's prematurely bald and prematurely gray and frequently appears as a sympathetic private detective, in fact, he's the oldest face in my works. But he was actually born in Itami, Osaka and he isn't even an original." As he confesses in his book "I Am A Manga Artist", this popular character, who is indispensable to Tezuka Osamu's Manga is in fact based on a doodle that one of his good friends in middle school drew of his father. Tezuka Osamu began borrowing this caricature from the time of "Old Man Detective". This character was brought to life in the world of Tezuka Osamu's Manga. He is short-tempered and rough. But is also warm-hearted and has a burning sense of justice. Continuously playing the role of a spirited if not particularly sophisticated middle-aged man, Higeoyagi's appearances have not stopped with the role of detective, he has also displayed his talents in many famous performances. He has been the boss of a sushi restaurant, a father desperately attempting to recover the trust of his son and a pickpocket who takes marked pride in his work. A younger version of the character with jet-black hair can be spotted in "The Green Cat".

 

List of the works

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    • COMIC
    • 1947
    • Golden Bat (as Count Salad)
    • 1948
    • The Mysterious Underground Man (as Bill)
    • 1948
    • Magic House (Dr.Higeta)
    • 1948
    • The Jungle Kingdom (as Sand Witch)
    • 1948
    • Q-chan's Arrest length
    • 1948
    • Four Fencers of Forest (as Braton of a bandit)
    • 1948
    • The Musked Adventure Kid (as the manservant)
    • 1948
    • King Rocket (as Dr. Kamo)
    • 1948
    • The world 1000 years After (as the King Boro)
    • 1948
    • Tuberculoses
    • 1948
    • Secret Ground of the Shari River (as Frank)
    • 1948
    • Lost World (as the privete investigator)
    • 1949
    • The Pistol Angel (as one of the crowd and the shipmaster)
    • 1949
    • Man with a Tail (Frank Alan)
    • 1949
    • Metropolis (as the inbertigator)
    • 1950
    • Golden City (as the passenger on the ship)
    • 1950
    • The Wonderful Journey
    • 1950
    • The Plain of Abusegahara (as the barbar)
    • 1950
    • Strange Travel of Dr. Tiger (as King Petakon)
    • 1950
    • Fire of Tutelary God
    • 1950
    • Manga University (as the detective)
    • 1950
    • Ashiato Hotspring
    • 1951
    • Captain Atom
    • 1951
    • Next World
    • 1951
    • The new volume Moon World Gentleman (as the old man)
    • 1951
    • Fossil Island (as the rock)
    • 1952
    • Astro Boy / Gaseous Beings
    • 1952
    • Astro Boy / Frankenstein
    • 1952
    • Skyscraper Kid (as the manager)
    • 1952
    • Man From Mars
    • 1952
    • The Adventure of Rock
    • 1952
    • People with Pistols on Their Head (Nurete Awabei)
    • 1953
    • Astro Boy / The Red cat
    • 1953
    • Astro Boy / Sea Serpent Island
    • 1953
    • Astro Boy / Flying Skyscraper
    • 1953
    • X-Point on the South Pacific (as Sam Yudo)
    • 1953
    • The Monster on the 38th Parallel
    • 1954
    • Astro Boy / Adventure on Mars
    • 1954
    • Astro Boy / Cobalt
    • 1954
    • Astro Boy / Fuhrer ZZZ
    • 1954
    • The Devil of the Earth
    • 1954
    • Wonder-kun (as Kuzuoyaji)
    • 1954
    • Benkei (as the sailor)
    • 1955
    • Astro Boy / Lightning Man
    • 1955
    • Astro Boy / Guernica
    • 1955
    • Astro Boy / Rejuvenating Gas
    • 1955
    • Astro Boy / The Yellow House
    • 1955
    • The age of Great Floods (The former doctor who escaped from jail)
    • 1956
    • Astro Boy / Atlas
    • 1956
    • Astro Boy / Midoro Swamp
    • 1956
    • Astro Boy / The Robot Bombs
    • 1956
    • Lion Books / The Next Human Beings(as Kuroki)
    • 1956
    • Lion Books / The Green Cat
    • 1956
    • Oh! What Are We Three?
    • 1956
    • The Rainbow Fortress (as the police detective)
    • 1957
    • Astro Boy / Black Looks
    • 1957
    • Astro Boy / Alien's Ball
    • 1957
    • Lion Books / The Crazy Border (as the customer of the club)
    • 1957
    • Lion Books / Multiple-Eyed Devil (as the customer at a station)
    • 1957
    • Lion Books / Bullet Hole in the Wilderness (as the dentist)
    • 1957
    • The day when seal taking withered
    • 1957
    • Miniyon (as count Rotario)
    • 1957
    • The Earth War (as Don Taro's uncle)
    • 1958
    • Astro Boy / Cruciform
    • 1958
    • Astro Boy / The Temma Race
    • 1958
    • Astro Boy / Count Bat
    • 1958
    • The Three Who Glimpse The Future (as Dorokusa)
    • 1959
    • Astro Boy / The Eyes of Christ
    • 1959
    • Astro Boy / The Secret of the Egyptian Conspirators
    • 1959
    • Astro Boy / The Deep-underground Tank
    • 1959
    • Merchant of Venice (as the chief judge)
    • 1959
    • Doodle Cyclopedia
    • 1959
    • My memory
    • 1960
    • Astro Boy / Space Leopard
    • 1960
    • Astro Boy / Transparent Giant
    • 1960
    • Astro Boy / Day to Remember
    • 1960
    • Astro Boy / Uran
    • 1960
    • Astro Boy / His Highness Dead cross
    • 1960
    • Secret Order No.3 (as Inuoka)
    • 1960
    • Fire Valley (as the orner of a bar)
    • 1961
    • Astro Boy / Plant Man
    • 1961
    • Astro Boy / The Robot Buron X
    • 1961
    • Astro Boy / Hot Dog Corps
    • 1961
    • Astro Boy / Teh Third Magician
    • 1961
    • Ant and The Giant (as the journalist)
    • 1962
    • Astro Boy / Space Parasites
    • 1962
    • Astro Boy / Robot Land
    • 1962
    • SHIKYOYAMAENGI Picture scroll
    • 1962
    • Blue Shadow Behind The Backnet (as a painting of a hanging picture)
    • 1963
    • Astro Boy / The Demon Bees
    • 1963
    • Astro Boy / The Devil's Balloon
    • 1963
    • S.F.Fancy Free / The inch insect
    • 1963
    • The Eye in the Building (as the detective)
    • 1964
    • Astro Boy / The Last Day of Earth
    • 1964
    • Astro Boy / The Grafted Brain
    • 1964
    • The Great Zeo (as the minister)
    • 1964
    • Story of Animals:Chapter of Sanma
    • 1965
    • Astro Boy / Roboid
    • 1965
    • Astro Boy / Robio and Robiet
    • 1965
    • Astro Boy / The Blue Knight
    • 1965
    • Astro Boy / Heroes of Tezuka Osamu Manga
    • 1965
    • Astro Boy / Stolen Astro Boy
    • 1965
    • Jungle Emperor Leo & Higeoyaji
    • 1965
    • Amazing Three (as the fisherman)
    • 1966
    • Astro Boy / Jinmeniwa
    • 1966
    • Astro Boy / Resurrection of Astro Boy
    • 1966
    • Flying Ben (as the private investigator)
    • 1967
    • Astro Boy / The Treasures of Zolomon
    • 1967
    • Astro Boy / Chronicles of Astro Boy (Shirohige,etc.)
    • 1968
    • Astro Boy / The Man Who Returned From Mars
    • 1970
    • The Crater / The Mask of Tomoe (as the toy company)
    • 1970
    • Gachaboi'recrcond of on generation
    • 1971
    • Let's expel pollution From this year
    • 1971
    • Zephyrus (as the pesant)
    • 1972
    • Lion Books / Mother River (as the staff of the XYZ TV)
    • 1972
    • Lion Books / The March Covered with Mud (as the journalist)
    • 1973
    • Lion Books / The Distant Planet (as the professor of Tokyo University)
    • 1973
    • Black Jack / Miyuki and Ben (as the policeman)
    • 1973
    • Black Jack / Tale of a Snowy Night (as the releif party)
    • 1973
    • The Travels of Lolo (as the customer in the exposition of made in Hokkaido)
    • 1973
    • Microid S (as the vagabond)
    • 1973
    • The Euphrates Tree (as the detective)
    • 1974
    • Black Jack / Lost Memory (as the owner of Tokiwa apartment)
    • 1974
    • Black Jack / Ashes and Diamonds (as the old man Matsukata)
    • 1974
    • Black Jack / Sinking Woman (as the municipal officer)
    • 1974
    • Black Jack / A Wrong Diagnosis (as the patient)
    • 1974
    • Black Jack / Two Loves (as the customer in a sushi bar)
    • 1974
    • The Three-eyed One / Mystery of the Third Eye (as rhe owner of Rairaiken)
    • 1974
    • The Three-eyed One / Underground Dungeon of the Jumyo in Residence (as the owner of Rairaiken)
    • 1974
    • The Jumbo (as the trading company employee)
    • 1975
    • Black Jack / Stradivarius (as the passenger on a plane)
    • 1975
    • Black Jack / The Cat and Shozo (as the doctor)
    • 1975
    • Black Jack / The Boy with the Belly (as the peofessor of M University)
    • 1975
    • Black Jack / Swindler Apprentice (as Dr. Yabui)
    • 1975
    • The Three-eyed One / Mystery of the Three-Eyed Family (as the owner of Rairaiken)
    • 1975
    • The Three-eyed One / Secretin Glebe (as the owner of Rairaiken)
    • 1975
    • The Three-eyed One / The Flying Saucer (as the owner of Rairaiken)
    • 1975
    • Astro Boy / Astro Boy II
    • 1976
    • It is Difficult Though Understands
    • 1976
    • Black Jack / Race Against Time (as the resident of a city)
    • 1976
    • Black Jack / U-18 knew (as the patient)
    • 1976
    • Black Jack / Vibrations (as the passenger on a bullet train)
    • 1976
    • Black Jack / Burglary
    • 1976
    • Black Jack / Lost Money (as the passenger on a train)
    • 1976
    • The Three-eyed One / Seven Mysteries of seven-snake temple
    • 1976
    • Astro Boy / Astro Boy Fights with Computer (as the Atom's Classteacher)
    • 1976
    • Horror Tales of Yotsuya (as the doctor)
    • 1976
    • MW/the bar master
    • 1977
    • Black Jack / There were Two Films (as Nozaki Mari)
    • 1977
    • Black Jack / The Disowned Son (as father)
    • 1977
    • Black Jack / The three-legged race (as Shogo's father)
    • 1977
    • The Three-eyed One / Mysterious Floating Debris (as the owner of Rairaiken)
    • 1977
    • Car Help Number, This is JAF
    • 1978
    • Black Jack / The Changeing (as the Chief Judge)
    • 1978
    • Black Jack / Light Fingers (as Tetsu)
    • 1978
    • Black Jack / Callit Life (as the condoctor on the train)
    • 1978
    • Car help Number110, This is JAF
    • 1979
    • NEC Advertisment
    • 1979
    • Tezuka Osamu on American Comics
    • 1980
    • Astro Boy / The Doll of Spaceman
    • 1980
    • Astro Boy (The Guardian Deity Cat)
    • 1981
    • Rainbow Parakeet / Shuzenji Story (as Fuwata Tsugihagi)
    • 1981
    • Rainbow Parakeet / R.U.R (as the puppeteer)
    • 1982
    • Rainbow Parakeet / Othello (as the face of butterfly)
    • 1982
    • Rabbit House 2001
    • 1982
    • Volcanic Eruption (as the primary-shcool principal)
    • 1982
    • SUNTORY Draft beer
    • 1982
    • The 21st General Assembly of the Japanese Association of Medical Science
    • 1982
    • Short Aravesque (Cover)
    • 1983
    • This is what's going to happen in 1983
    • 1986
    • Atom Cat
    • 1988
    • History of the National High School Baseball Championship
    •     
    • Atom and Uran's Dream
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    • ANIME
    • Astro Boy
    • Jungle Emperor Leo
    • Jungle Emperor, Go Ahead Leo!
    • Marine Express
    • Fumoon
    • Remake of Astro Boy
    • The Green Cat
    • The Last Big Event of the 20th Century
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