The OBA Condos

This series is a compilation of short-one off Sci-Fi stories and mysteries developed with different characters, settings and themes.

Musa, the Flying Squirrel (the 9th episode) is a story of a squirrel living in the giant camphor tree,.One Hundred Tales (the 5, 6, 7 and 8 episode) is a middle-length work of monsters and humans traveling. Tezuka authored this work being inspired by Faust by Goethe.

Tezuka's uniqueness as a short-story writer with a sharp view point is fully displayed in this compilation.


01. Adachi ga Hara Mar. 22, 1971 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
02. Mirage Apr. 26, 1971 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
03. Serenade to Pig's Belly Button May 24, 1971  Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
04. The Closed Classroom Jun. 21, 1971 Shukan Shonen Jump
05. One Hundred Tales #1, Wandering Jul. 26, 1971 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
06. One Hundred Tales #2, Mt. Osore   Aug. 23, 1971 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha) 
07. One Hundred Tales #3, Gold Sep. 27, 1917 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
08. One Hundred Tales #4, Overthrown Oct. 25, 1917 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
09. Musa, the Flying Squirrel Nov. 22, 1971 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
10. Collapse Dec. 27, 1971 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
11. The Moon and the Wolves Jan. 17, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
12. Mother River Feb. 13, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)

13. The OBA Condos Mar. 20, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
14. The Color of Flowers Apr. 17, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
15. Crows with Ears May 15, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
16. Dendekoden Jun. 19, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
17. Seven Men from Outer Space Jul. 17, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
18. Mud-Covered March* Aug. 14, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
*Not contained in the complete collection of Osamu Tezuka

19. The Muse and Don #1, Wicked Beings Sep. 18, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
20. The Muse and Don #2, Call of the Wild  Oct. 16, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
21. The Muse and Don #3, Underground Schedule Nov. 20, 1972

Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
22. The Sweet Smell of Success Dec. 18/25, 1972 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
23. The Distant Planet Jan. 22, 1973 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
24. The Strange School Feb. 18, 1973 Shukan Shonen Jump (Shueisha)

In 1956, Osamu Tezuka released the serialization of Sci-Fi and Suspense one-off episodes titled Lion Books for Omoshiro Book, a comic magazine published from Shueisha.

In 1971, about 10 years later from the initial serialization, he started another serialization for Shukan Shonen Jump under the same series title, accepting an offer from Shueisha. This new Lion Books series, in which one episode per month was released, lasted two years.

Actually all of the episodes are as marvelous as or more marvelous than the previous series.

Especially among them, One Hundred Tales in the motif of Faust by Goethe was Tezuka's favorite episodes. The work was also received well among readers, serialized four consecutive times,