He was a star, the great actor among the many great actors of Tezuka Osamu's Manga, with talent and style on a par with Laurence Olivier. Although he never starred in a big hit Manga, he displayed his originality in admirable form in many, many works. His staggeringly sleek performance of evil in his debut work "Metropolis" led to him being cast as the villain for some time after that and he left a strong impression in such roles. But he also cultured his inherent refinement and style to become a first class actor. Although he could give virtuoso performances of righteous men, small-time villains, the filthy rich and the sufferings of a good-natured man, he was hampered by his highly distinctive nose, which made him very difficult to draw face on. However, this evolved to become part of his individual charm and helped to make him the larger-than-life character he is.