"Rainbow Parakeet" is a criminal action Manga featuring a unique character: the parakeet is a genius actor whose specialty is mimicry, but he is also a thief. He accepts any role as a mimic, and performs it very well on the condition that the theater and the company overlook his stealing from the audience.
A woman detective Senri Mariko follows him around in an attempt to arrest him, although she loves him. Then, Tamasaburo, a dog capable of performing as wonderfully as Rainbow Parakeet, joins the company.


From March 20, 1981 to May 28, 1983
Appeared serially in "Weekly Shonen Champion" (Akita Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.)

The story is based on a range of famous plays. "Rainbow Parakeet" is a work that only Tezuka Osamu, an authority on drama, could create. He developed the story to include bits and pieces of many famous plays ranging from Shakespeare to Kabuki. Since Tezuka Osamu was a big fan of movies as well as drama, he creatively borrowed many famous names from such plays and movies. For example, Lawrence Olivier and John Gielgud, who appear in the first episode "Hamlet," appear as famous movie stars in Japan rather than as actors of Shakespearian plays.