Wins the Eighth Ofuji Noburo Award at the Mainichi Film Contest for "The Kindly Lion", produced by Tezuka Osamu.
The Fujipan Robot Pavilion, produced by Tezuka Osamu, opens at the Japan World Exposition held in Osaka.
The PR animated cartoon "Once Upon A Time" is presented at the Seiko Pavilion for the Japan World Exposition. Tezuka Osamu writes the draft scenario and detailed storyline, and produces the production.
"The Kindly Lion" premiers at the Toho cinemas nationwide.
Joins the "Space-Manga Festival" held by the Manga group at the Festival Plaza of the Japan World Exposition in Osaka
Receives the 12th "Child Welfare and Culture Encouragement Award" for his animated cartoon "The Kindly Lion."
Wins the first "Kodansha Publishing Culture Award" in the category of children's cartoons for "Phoenix."
Becomes president of Mushi Pro Shoji.
The PR animated cartoon "MISUKE IN THE LAND OF ICE", for which Tezuka Osamu wrote the draft scenario and detailed storyline and produced, is released.
Joins the Yamagata Hanagasa Festival tour organized by the Manga Shudan group.
The Fukuoka Prefecture Child Welfare Council designates the August 24 issue of the "Shukan Shonen Champion" magazine, which carried "Yaketpachi's Maria", as material harmful to children.
The long animated film "Cleopatra" is released. Tezuka Osamu directs and writes the draft scenario and detailed storyline for the production (jointly with Yamamoto Eiichi).
The documentary entitled "Everyone has his own history: Tezuka Osamu continues to draw the future" is broadcasted on the TV Tokyo.
Shueisha establishes the "Tezuka Osamu Award" for its "Shukan Shonen Jump" magazine to identify and promote young and promising manga artist, and Tezuka Osamu became the chief judge for the award.
Takes part in the Hakata Dontaku unit organized by the Manga group and holds an autograph session.
Retires from the post of president of Mushi Production.
The PR animated cartoon "MISUKE IN SOUTHERN", which Tezuka Osamu produced and for which he wrote the draft scenario and detailed storyline, is released.
The "Tezuka Osamu Manga Exhibition" is held in Nagoya through August 8.
Mushi Pro Shoji founds "Tezuka Osamu Magazine Leo."
Asahi Broadcasting first broadcasts the "Marvelous Melmo", produced by Tezuka Productions. The first episode, "The Miracle Candies" is directed by Tezuka Osamu, and the program runs through March 26, 1972.
"Marvelous Melmo Episode 2: Where Is Burako Going?", for which Tezuka Osamu storyboarded, is broadcasted.
Asahi Broadcasting begins broadcast of "Triton of the Sea", produced by Animation Staff Room, and the program runs through September 30.
Travels to Hokkaido for a sketching tour organized by the Manga Shudan group. The sketches made during the trip are displayed at the Hokkaido Product Fair in Tokyo from October 20 to 25.
Travels to Okinawa to join the Charity Manga Festival sponsored by the Manga Shudan group.
The "Tezuka Osamu Exhibition: The World of Supermen" takes place at Takarazuka Familyland until June 3. Tezuka Osamu provides a range of creative ideas to the organizers of the exhibition.
The "Wansa-kun", produced by Mushi Production, is first broadcasted by Kasai Television. The program runs through September 24.
"Microid S", produced by Toei Animation, is broadcasted by NET. Tezuka Osamu writes the draft scenario for the production, and the program runs through October 6.
Appears in NHK General TV's program "A Cultural Outlook: The History of Animation in Japan."
Mushi Pro Shoji goes bankrupt.
Appears in the NHK General TV program "TV Discussion: How Do You Feel about the Manga Craze?"
Mushi Production goes bankrupt. Tezuka Osamu is appointed the Government Pavilion's exhibition producer for the 1975 Okinawa International Ocean Exposition.
The "30 Years of Tezuka Osamu" Exhibition is held at Ogikubo, Tokyo through February 17.
Moves to Shimoigusa, Suginami-ku, Tokyo.
"Shukan Shonen Magazine" publishes a color photo feature article entitled "A 30-year History of Tezuka Osamu."
Appears in the NHK General TV program "Comedy on Stage."
A celebration to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Tezuka Osamu's career as a Manga artist is held .
The puppet play "Pururu-kun", for which Tezuka Osamu wrote the draft scenario, is first broadcasted by NHK Educational TV. The program runs through March 15, 1976.
Becomes a member of the Society of Picture Books by Manga artist.
The Mushi Production Masterpiece Film Festival is held at the Nippon Seinenkan hall in Yoyogi through April 6.
Wins the Special Excellence Award, of the Fourth Japan Manga Association Award, for "Black Jack."
Famous scenes of Black Jack
Appears in NHK General TV's program "Studio L: The Universe Is Shining Music."
Tezuka Productions relocates to Takadanobaba.
Travels to the United States. During the trip, Tezuka Osamu attends the opening of Sanrio's studios in Los Angeles.
A copy of "New Treasure Island" is sold for 250,000 yen at an old-book sale fair.
TV Tokyo broadcasts the program "Our Heroes: Tezuka Osamu vs. Nishikawa Katsumi."
Appears in TBS's TV program "The Orchestra Has Come to Town."
FNS starts broadcast of the "Jetter Mars" produced by Toei Animation, and the program runs through September 15. Tezuka Osamu writes the draft scenario for the production.
NHK Radio 1 starts to broadcast "Phoenix: Dawn", and the program runs through March 28.
NHK Radio 1 starts to broadcast "Phoenix: Future", and the program runs through April 2.
Kodansha begins publication of "The Complete Manga Works of Tezuka Osamu" (300 volumes).
June 20-July 8
Travels to Mexico, Peru, and Easter Island to collect materials for his works.
Admitted to the Nippon Medical School hospital with acute hepatitis.
The "World of Tezuka Osamu Exhibition" takes place at the KBS Laserium Center in Kyoto.
Appears in NHK General TV's program "Let's Talk with This Person."
The "Tezuka Osamu Exhibition: A Study of his Personality and Works" is held through November 2. Exhibition production is supervised by Ishigami Mitsutoshi.
Appears in NTV's program "11 P.M.: Masterpieces - The Complete Manga Works of Tezuka Osamu."
TBS Radio begins broadcast of episodes 1 to 20 of "Black Jack." The program is run through November 25.
Toho makes a screen version of "Black Jack: The Storm of Spring" under the title "A Visitor Reflected in the Eyes."
Travels to Los Angeles to see the movies "Star Wars" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
NHK Radio 1 begins broadcast of "Phoenix: Karma", and the program runs through January 15.
Episodes 21 to 30 of "Black Jack" are first broadcasted by TBS Radio, and the program runs through February 10.
Becomes the first chairman of the newly established Japan Animation Association.
Travels to the Hollywood as a reporter to film TV Asahi's program "The World Now." The program is broadcasted in four installments on April 16, 23, 30 and May 7.
Osamu in Hollywood (March 1978/Hollywood, USA)
Tezuka Osamu visited Hollywood to do a location shoot for the TV program World Now - the real Hollywood.
He is standing in front of Paramount Studios.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare forms a round-table discussion group on life and ethics, to which Tezuka Osamu is appointed.
TBS Radio broadcasts episodes 31 to 35 of "Black Jack" through August 4.
The Toho film "Phoenix: Dawn", directed by Ichikawa Kon, is released.
Surrounded by top stars (February 14, 1978/Ginza, Tokyo)
At the production release of the movie 'The Phoenix', which was held at the Imperial Hotel.
From left: Tanaka Ken, Emori Toru, Ishizaka Koji, Wakayama Tomisaburo, Director Ichikawa Kon, Tezuka Osamu, Tanikawa Shuntaro, Takamine Mieko, and Koshino Junko.
NTV broadcasts Japan's first two-hour-long special TV animated film "One million-year Trip: Bander Book", produced by Tezuka Productions under Tezuka Osamu's auspices. Tezuka Osamu writes the draft scenario, and storyboards and directs the production.
Travels to Egypt with the "Phoenix Egypt Tour."
Travels to Mt. Usu in Hokkaido.
Leo's image is adopted as a symbol of professional baseball team the Seibu Lions.
Travels to the United States December 2. During the trip, Tezuka Osamu visits the Walt Disney studios in Burbank, California and Walt Disney animation director Ward Kimball's home in Los Angeles. He also sees the movie "The Lord of the Rings."
NHK FM broadcasts the stereophonic animated cartoon "Adachi-Gahara" in two installments as its special New Year program. In addition, the station airs "Collapse" on January 3 and 4 and "One Hundred Tales" on January 5 and 6.
Appears in TV Asahi's program "Wednesday Special: Robots."
Serves on the judging committee for the first Tokyo Video Festival, held under the auspices of Victor Company of Japan. Tezuka continues to serve on the committee in subsequent years.
Attends the launch of the society for the protection of giant purple butterflies, which has been designated as the national butterfly.
A meeting of Tezuka Osamu's fans is held to form the Tezuka Osamu Fan Club. At the meeting, a pilot film for "Unico" and other works are screened.
Appears in NHK General TV program "My Autobiography."
Receives the Second Iwaya Sazanami Bungei Award for his new developments for children's Manga and other accomplishments.
Travels to the United States. During the trip, Tezuka Osamu visits NASA and Disney World in Florida.
NTV broadcasts the special animated cartoon "Undersea Super Train: Marine Express" produced by Tezuka Productions. Tezuka Osamu writes the draft scenario, storyboards, and directs the production.
The symphonic animated cartoon "Phoenix: Dawn", produced by Aoni Production, is presented.
Appears in TBS's TV program "The Orchestra Has Come to Town: Tezuka Osamu Talks about Mozart."