Manben: Behind the Scenes of Manga with Urasawa Naoki

Tezuka Osamu

Manga, where drama is created with just the tip of a pen. In this program, we show you where manga is made — usually off-limits to the public — and explore the craft.

Tezuka Osamu, often called "the god of manga," was responsible for many of the twentieth century's biggest hits. His accomplishments include titles such as Black Jack, Astro Boy, and the work that many people consider to be his masterpiece, Phoenix. Rare documents and interviews with assistants reveal some of the secrets to his success. Tezuka stayed at his drawing board until his death in 1989. Join a star of the contemporary manga scene, Urasawa Naoki, as he explores the artistry of one of the medium's major figures.