Tezuka authored numerous works through his career.
The chronology mainly covers Tezuka's managa works serialized on magazines from 1946 till 1989 among them.
The works are color-coded according to the target readers.
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Tezuka’s Studios/
Major Events

in Takarazuka-city Hyogo on the 2nd floor of the fruit shop
in Yotsua, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tokiwaso apartment in Toshima-ku, Tokyo Namiki House in Zoshigaya, Toshima-ku, Tokyo in Yoyogi-hatsudai, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Mushi production, Manga department in Fushimidai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo Fujimidai Ekimae Building in Fujimidai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo Echigoya Building in Fujimidai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo in Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Niiza Studio in Niiza-city, Saitama
Mah-chan's Diary Little A&B's Expedition New Treasure Island Doctor Mars Lost World (Previous Century) Eatth・Space Lost World (Previous Century) Eatth・Space The Mysterious Underground Man Tuberculose The Four Fencers of the Forest Secrets of the Jungle The World in One Thousand Years King Rocket The Moony Man Magic House Double Tobii (Masked Adventure Kid) The Streamlined Incident Metropolis Tail People Pistol Angel Tale of the Miracle Forest Dr. Tiger's Strange Journey Faust The Wonderful Journey Manga University The Peaceful Plains The Jungle Emperor The New World of Lulu The Age of Adventure Young Cactus Ambassador Atom Little Pipi Next World Fossil Island Odd Arabian Nights Fossil People Revenge of the Fossil People The Man From Mars People with Pistols on their Heads Mighty Atom My Songoku The Adventure of Rock Crime and Punishment X-Point in the Pacific Monster of the 38th Parallel Lemon Kid Space Rhapsody Princess Knight The "Little President" Cyrano the Magnificent Young Cactus Galaxy Boy The Devil of the Earth (The Earth 1954) The Man Who Would Destroy the World Goto Matabe'e Black Canyon Tange Sazen Benkei, the Enthusiastic One The Girl by the Dragon Pool Queen Nasubi Phoenix: Dawn[Manga Shōnen] Young Wonder Chief Detective Ken'ichi The Meteor Prince Storm Fairy The Story of Tonkara Valley Red Snow Miss Soyokaze("Zephyr") Ah, We Three Wellspring of the Crane Phoenix: Egypt,Greece,Rome The Rainbow Fortress Ms. Sunflower Little Gu Afternoon, Little Chippo! Pink Angel Kokeshi Detective Agency The Golden Suitcase The Earth War Whirlwind Z Calabash Komako The Rag and the Jewel Lively Little Sei Sangorō of the Mountains The Film Lives On Twin Knights Kujaku Shells(The Green Pearls) Super Taiheiki Jungle Taro The Merchant of Venice The Castle of Dawn Akebono-san The Devil Garon Jet King Zero Man Hikari Dr. Thrill The Acorn March Piron's Secret Adventure Broadcast Club Little Linlin Angel Hill I am Sarutobi! Captain Ken The Ant and the Giant Number 7 Feathers and Stardust The White Pilot Captain Ozma The Mysterious Boy Sorry, Mama The Iron Road Little Yokko's Here! Young Roppu The Spirit of the Wild Rose Brave Dan Princess Knight The Voyage of the Tatsumaki Shinsengumi Big X Bongo Dove, Fly up to Heaven! A Staggering Story of Animals Jungle Emperor Little Leo Ambassador Magma W3 (Wonder 3) Vampire Flying Ben Gumgum Punch Dororo Once Upon a Time Atom Tales Rally Up, Mankind! Shammy 1000 Goro, of Hacchōike Grandoll Vampire Noman Burunga, the 1st Swallowing the Earth Diletta The Adventures of Rubi The Adventures of Rubi General Onimaru Triton of the Sea Dororo I.L Apollo's Song Yakeppachi's Maria Alabaster Adventure 21 Clockwork Apple Bomba! The Book of Human Insects Ode to Kirihito Tales of the Glass Castle Wansa Good Morning, Cusco! Rise of the Birdmen Dust 8 Thunder Mask Buddha Tales of the Glass Castle Ayako Afternoon, Little Chippo! The Eurphrates Tree Microid S Black Jack Barubora Idle Animal Essays Kanpachi Lunatic Japan Tiger Land Ikki Mandala The Three-Eyed One Melody of Iron Shumari Gūtarō's A Thousand and One Stories Rainbow Prelude Run, Cronos! Unico Dr. Doronko MW Futureman Kaos Don Dracula The Insecter Hit ‘Em Hard Mako, Rumi, and Chi Mighty Atom Unico Princess Lumpenera, the Beggar Princess Hit ‘Em Hard Rainbow Parakeet A Tree in the Sun Prime Rose Watching, Shooting, Screening Message to Adolf Kibando Regards to Bukkira! Duke Goblin The Guest Is Evil Atom Cat Ludwig B Gringo Neo Faust Midnight Kazenoshin Gives His All King Kong Golden Bat,the Phantom Thief Gu-chan & Paiko The Yokai Detectives Tarzan's Secret Base Bambi New Edition of Moony Man Pinocchio Lion Books(Omoshiro Book) Hurricane Z S.F. Fancy Free Mighty Atom Phoenix Under the Air The Crater The Worst Reserved Seat Lion Books Phoenix Phoenix Metamorphosis Suspicion Shingle panel cartoons, The Television Shingle panel cartoons, The Television Phoenix Marvelous Melmo
  • Tezuka starts his first 4 frame-cartoon serizalization.
    • The magazine, Shonen is launched.
    • Manga Shonen is launched.
    • Akahon (i.e. low price comic books) enters the golden age, gaining popularity.
    • Tokyo Children Manga Association (so-called Jiman Nagaya) is established.
  • Tezuka graduates from the medical department of Osaka University.
    Jungle Emperor Leo is published firstly in the form of a comic book among his other serialization.
    Picure card shows enter the golden age.
  • Tezuka moves to Tokyo.
    Tezuka passes the national examination for medical practitioners.
    The picture book, Little Mimi, the Hasty is released.
    Fujio Fujiko and Nagashima Shinji make a debut.
    • Reiji Matsumoto makes a debut.
    • TV broadcast starts in Japan.
  • Tezuka leads the list of large income earners in the painter category with the annual income of 2.17 million yen.
    • Mitsuteru Yokoyama makes a debut.
    • Manga enters the golden age.
      The size of children's magazine becomes larger.
    • Bunshun Manga Tokuhon is launched.
  • Collapse of the Third Reich, Tezuka's first manga for adult is released.
    • Shintaro Ishinomori makes a debut.
    • Tezuka receives Bunshun Manga Prize.
      Shogakukan Jidou Manga Prize is established.
  • The first edition of Astro boy comic books are released from Kobunsha.
    • Tetsuya Chiba makes a debut.
  • The picture book, Biiko-chan is published.
    • Shigeru Mizuki, Sampei Shirado and Hideko Mizuno make a debut.
    • Toei Douga is established.
      Hakujaden, the first work produced by Toei Douga, is produced, completed in the following year.
  • Tezuka receives the 3rd Shogakukan Manga Award.
    The release of three different editions of Tezuka manga complete works, including Kobunsha Edition, starts (a total of 50 volumes).
    Tezuka joins Toei Douga as the staff for Alakazan the Great.
    The novel, Gijinkyo is serialized on Chugakusei no Tomo.
    • Fujio Akatsuka makes a debut.
    • Manga lending services prosper.
  • Tezuka writes a manga work for X, the graphic novel magazine for lending services.
    • Shonen Magazine and Shonen Sunday are launched.
    • Weekly comic magazines prosper.
    • Gekiga Declaration is publisehd.
    • Many of manga works targeted for children turns into TV shows.
  • Tezuka Osamu Productions Animation Division is established.
    Tezuka receives a doctorate in medicine.
    Tezuka leads the list of large income earners in the manga artist category with the annual income of 9.14 million yen.
  • The first JapaneseTV animation series, Astro Boy is broadcast nationwide.
    Tezuka becomes one of the drafters for Declaration of New Manga Movement.
    Tezuka receives the 1st Ofuji Noburo Award for Tales of the Street Corner.
    • The magazine, Shonen King is launched.
    • TV animation shows prosper.
  • The fan magazine,Tetsuwan Atom Club is launcehd.
    The Complete Works of Osamu Tezuka Suzuki Publishing Edition (a total of 10 volumes) is published.
    Astro Boy Kappa Comics Edition (a total of 32 volumes) is published.
    Tezuka receives the Special Award of the 2nd TV Reporters Society Award for Astro Boy.
    • Japan Cartoonist Association is established.
    • The magazine, GARO is launched.
  • The first Japanese full-color TV animation series, Jungle Emperor Leo is broadcast.
    Tezuka joins the Manga Shudan group.
    The first Japanese 1-hour-long TV animation show, New Treasure Island, is boradcast on Fuji Network.
    • Omiya Cartoonist Museum is opened.
  • TV animation series, Astro Boy, ends.
    The feature color animation, Pictures at an Exhibition is produced.
    Mushi Pro Shoji is established.
    Tezuka receives the Children's Welfare and Cultural Award for Jungle Emperor Leo.
    • Paperback editions become popular in Manga publishing.
  • Tezuka receives the 5th Ofuji Noburo Award of Mainichi Film Contest and the 21st National Arts Festival Encouragement Award for Pictures at an Exhibition.
    The magazine, COM is launched.
    • Norakuro and Boken Dankichi are resurrected.
    • Gekiga (graphic novels) prospers.
  • Tezuka's work is exhibited at the Japan Manga Association's First Exhibition: 100 Years of Manga.
    Tezuka Productions is established.
    The Complete Works of Osamu Tezuka Shogakukan Edition (a total of 40 volumes) is released.
    • The monthly magazine, Shonen is suspended.
    • The weekly magazines, BIG Comic and Shonen Jump are launched.
  • Manga Senka and his biography, I am a Manga artist are released.
    The feature animated film, A Thousand and One Nights becomes a hit.
    • The magazine, Shonen Champion is launched.
    • Various manga artists' complete works are published.
  • The feature animated film, Cleopatra is released.
    The novel, Gijikyo is published.
    Tezuka receives the 1st Kodansha Publishing Culture Award for Phoenix.
  • The magazine, Shonen Jump establishes Tezuka Osamu Award.
    The magazine, Tezuka Magazine Leo is launched.
  • The magazine, COM is suspended.
  • The exhibition, 30 Years of Tezuka Osamu is held at Ogikubo Shimizu Gallery in Tokyo.
  • Astro Boy Asahi Sonorama Edition (a total of 22 volumes) is published.
    The book, Insect Cabinet is published.
    Tezuka receives the Special Excellence Award of Japan Manga Association Award and the 21st Bungei Shunju Manga Award.
    Tezuka Osamu Portfolio is published from Bunminsha.
    Tezuka becomes a member of the Society of Picture Books for Manga artists.
    The picture book, The Story of Planet Bis Bis Bis is published.
  • Phoenix is re-serialized on the new magazine, Manga Shonen.
    A copy of New Treasure Island authored in Tezuka's early days is sold for 250,000 yen.
    • Manga comic books prosper.
    • The magazine, Manga Shonen and Ririka are launched.
  • Black Jack is turned into a film starring Jo Shishido.
    The exhibition, Tezuka Osamu Manga is held at Omiya Cartoonist Museum.
    Phoenix is radio dramatized.
    OsamuTezuka Land and How to Draw Manga are published.
    Tezuka receives the 1st Kodansha Manga Award for The Three-eyed One and Black Jack.
    The publicatino of The Complete Manga Works of Osamu Tezuka Kodansha Edition starts.
  • The 2-hour-long TV animation show, The Bander Book is broadcast on NTV.
    Leo is adopted as the team mascot of the Seibu Lions.
    Osamu Tezuka Land Vol.2 is published.
    Phoenix is turned into an animation/live-action hybrid film by Toho .
    Tezuka becomes the first chairman of the Japan Animation Association.
  • The TV color animatino series, Astro Boy is broadcast on NTV.
    The special TV animation, Fumoon is broadcasted by NTV.
    Tezuka delivers lectures at the United Nations and universities accross the United States as Manga Ambassador of the Japan Foundation.
  • The collection of interviews, Mushirarrehanashi is published.
    The illustration book, Everything about Osamu Tezuka is published.
    The special TV animation, Bremen 4 is broadcast on NTV.
    The feature animated film, Unico is released.
    Black Jack is turned into TV drama starring Yuzo Kayama.
  • The interview with Noboru Oshiro and Reiji Matsumoto, OH! Manga is published.
    The play, Buddha is performed by the theater company Urinko.
  • The special TV animation, Prime Rose is broadcast on NTV.
    Tezuka receives the 4th Japan Culture Design Award for Astro Boy and other works.
    The exhibition, 40 Years of Tezuka Osamu is held in Nihombashi, Tokyo.
    The statue of Astro Boy is built in Hanno City, Saitama.
  • The special TV animation, Bagi is broadcast on NTV.
    The publication of The Complete Works of Osamu Tezuka (a total of 300 volumes) is completed.
    The experimental animation, Jumping is produced.
    Tezuka receives the Grand Prix at the 6th Zagreb International Animation Festival for Jumping.
    Tezuka receives the 29th Shogakukan Manga Award for A Tree in the Sun.
  • Tezuka receives the Tokyo Honor Award.
    The exhibition, 40 Years of Tezuka Osamu's Manga is held at Shinjuku NS Building.
    The experimental animation, Broken Down Film is produced.
    Tezuka receives the Grand Prix at the 1st Hiroshima International Animation Festival.
    Tezuka recives the the Special Award of the Kodansha Manga Awards for the 40th anniversary of his career and completion of The Complete Works of Osamu Tezuka.
  • The special exhibition, The World of Tezuka Osamu is held at the Kawasaki City Museum.
    The Astro Boy Culture Forum is held at Asahi Hall.
    Tezuka Productions relocates its studio to Niiza-city, Saitama.
    Tezuka receives the 25th Ofuji Noburo Award for Legend of the Forest.
    Tezuka recives the Asahi Award.