Osamu Tezuka’s works and materials are now available on Google Cultural Institute, a service Google provides for free to introduce various historical sites and archives all over the world. Tezuka is the first manga artist introduced in the service. The contents available on the site are as follows:
Tezuka Osamu -The Dawn of TV Animation,
Tezuka Osamu- The Revival of God of Manga, and
Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum.
In addition, approximately 170 materials, including his pictures and illustrations are included.
On April 7, the press conference was held at Tesuka Osamu Manga Museum.
Ms. Yuka Jogan (Tourism Ambassador Sapphire), Ms. Tomoko Nakagawa (Mayor of Takarazuka city), Yoshihiro Shimizu (General Manager, Tezuka Productions), Mr. Amit Sood (Director, Google Cultural Institute) and Astro Boy. (from the left)