from "Next World"
"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".
The Earth War
Tezuka Osamu's Manga Specialism