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Hoshino Mamoru

Explanation

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  • In the world of show business, it is common knowledge that actors who start out playing the role of children rarely make it to the top of their profession. This is because child stars, who are loved in the role of cute children, even if they grow, are burdened with the fate of having to continue showing the same image to audiences. In the same way, in the Manga of Tezuka Osamu, loveable, law-abiding characters like Kenichi and Atom were restricted to continuously playing the same role. But Rock is different. He was not simply a virtuous character. From the time he started performing in child roles, he never believed in the image that "a bright future will be born if only justice triumphs". "The world is full of inconsistencies. The world will not weep even if the fight for justice is lost and evil triumphs. Come spring the flowers will still bloom, the sunshine will still pour down in the summer." Rock was a boy who stared these realities in the face. As might be expected from a character that got his name from Sherlock Holmes, Rock is a highly intelligent young boy. That's why he never had to trade on his charms even as he grew up. He concealed the malicious face of the devil under his handsome visage. He built up his character as the portrait of a villain. Part of the appeal of Tezuka Osamu's Manga lies in the fact that such warped boy stars are incorporated into the stories, and in the inclusion of elements of profundity and philosophy.

 

List of the works

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    • COMIC
    • 1949
    • Detective boy, Rock Home
    • 1950
    • Manga University (as Bessy)
    • 1950
    • Cuckoo clock event
    • 1951
    • The Road to Utopian Lurue (as the Manga Artist)
    • 1951
    • Next World (as the Journalist)
    • 1951
    • The new volume Monn World Gentleman (as the privete Investigator, Danbara Eijiro)
    • 1951
    • Fossil Island (as the Journalist)
    • 1952
    • Rock in Volcano Island
    • 1952
    • The Adventure of Rock
    • 1953
    • The 13 Secrets
    • 1953
    • X-Point on the South Pacific
    • 1953
    • The Adventure of Rock, Phantom Disk
    • 1954
    • The Devil of the Earth
    • 1954
    • Ford 32 years Type
    • 1954
    • Astro Boy / Fuhrer ZZZ (as Rovel)
    • 1955
    • The age of Great Floods (as a Pilot)
    • 1956
    • Astro Boy / Duel on the Alps (as Kenta)
    • 1957
    • The Pink Angel (as Rock)
    • 1957
    • The Earth War (as the soldier of Urameshia)
    • 1958
    • The Three Who Glimpse The Future (as Rock)
    • 1958
    • Malachite (as Japanese Young Man)
    • 1959
    • Jet King (as Ryo-chan)
    • 1959
    • Astro Boy / Fool Ivan
    • 1959
    • Merchant of Venice (Vassanio)
    • 1959
    • The Moment (The Taxi driver)
    • 1960
    • Astro Boy / Uran (as the specttator of Robotting)
    • 1961
    • Astro Boy / Plant People
    • 1962
    • SHIKYOYAMAENGI Picture scroll
    • 1963
    • Astro Boy / The Vehicle, White Planet (as Koichi)
    • 1965
    • Astro Boy / Heros of Tezuka Osamu Manga (as the ally of justice?)
    • 1966
    • Flying Ben
    • 1968
    • Astro Boy / The Man Who Returned From Mars (as the funeral attendant of Dr.Ochanomizu)
    • 1969
    • The Runaway Tanker (as Yamashita Mamoru)
    • 1970
    • Gachaboi's record of one generation
    • 1970
    • Alabaster (as FBI)
    • 1972
    • Dust 8 (as the young bother of Asa Midori)
    • 1973
    • Black Jack / Where is a doctor! (as Akudo)
    • 1973
    • Black Jack / Man Bird (as the spectator in a "flying man" competition contest)
    • 1974
    • Black Jack / Nadare the Deer (as the Dr. Ohedo)
    • 1974
    • Black Jack / Finger
    • 1975
    • Black Jack / Black Queen (as the lover of Queen)
    • 1975
    • Black Jack / Rats in A Sewer (as BB)
    • 1975
    • The Story of Stone (Thomas Wateman)
    • 1975
    • The Story of Bis Bis Bis Planet (as Satoru)
    • 1976
    • Metamorphose / Woobit (Rockbelt Baron)
    • 1978
    • Black Jack / The Last Train (as the husband of Konomi)
    • 1978
    • Black Jack / Tenacious Black Jack (as Homura Rokuhisa)
    • 1979
    • NEC Advertisement
    • 1979
    • Tezuka Osamu on American Comics
    • 1979
    • Insector (as the son of Bloodarrow Oil Company Chairman)
    • 1981
    • Rainbow Parakeet / 12 men who can be angry (as Junior)
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    • ANIMATION
    • Astro Boy
    • Vampires
    • Marine Express
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