“Kamisama no Beret Bo”, the TV drama depicting Osamu Tezuka’s effort as a manga artist is broadcast in the autumn of 2013, based on “Black Jack Sosaku Hiwa –from Osamu Tezuka’s Atelier” (Original story: Masaru Miyazaki, Manga: Koji Yoshimoto Publisher: Akita Publishing).
A beginning editor, Onomachi, slips back in time to the year 1973 and meets Osamu Tezuka.
Tezuka, then, is out of luck. He has failed in animation business. His company has gone bankrupt. He has declined in popularity. Tezuka in front of Onomachi is in the miserable situation.
Still Tezuka never loses his energy for creation. He cuts out sleeping and continues drawing manga. Onomachi is gradually involved in such Tezuka’s energy and encounters various people who support Tezuka, including Kabemura, an editor who trusts and waits for Tezuka till he finally receives manuscripts. Fun and excitement of creation are surely in Tezuka’s atelier.
Focusing on how “Black Jack”, the watershed work for Tezuka, is created, and how Tezuka challenges to make animations again, the drama depicts Tezuka’s way of life.
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi as Osamu Tezuka
Koichi Sato as Taizo Kabemura
Script: Kazunao Furuya
Director: Yoshishige Miyake
Planning: Yoko Toyofuku
Producer: Kazuhisa Ando
Production: Kansai Telecasting Corporation
Original Work: Black Jack Sosaku Hiwa –from Osamu Tezuka’s Atelier
(Original story: Masaru Miyazaki, Manga: Koji Yoshimoto Publisher: Akita Publishing)
Air Date: Autumn in 2013 (on Fuji Television/Fuji Network System)