Osamu Tezuka was born on 3rd of November in 1928 in Toyonaka, Osaka Japan. He was the eldest son of three children in Toyonaka City, Osaka. His nickname was gashagsha-atama where gashagasha means messy and atama means the head. He was ever confident as his mother always comforted him by asking him to kook at the blue skies. He was also always inspired by his mother’s stories and thus improved his creativity. He grew up in the same city and was always taken to the theater by his mother. The Takarazuka Revue is a performance by women inclusive of male characters. It is well known due to its romantic musicals that is usually aimed at female audience and therefore had a great impact in the future works of Tezuka including his costuming designs. He said he had a profound “spirit of nostalgia” for Takarazuka.
He started to draw comics around his second tear of elementary school. At around his fifth year he found a bug named “Osamushi”. It was so close to sound like his name and he therefore adopted the name for his pen name. Later he realized that he could use Manga as a means of helping to convince people to take care for the World. After the Second World War two he created his first piece of work, Diary of Ma-chan and then Shin Takarajima (new Treasure Island) which began the golden age of manga a craze comfortable to American Comic Books at the time he was 17years. He had ever been accused of racism after he drew blacks in stereotypical fashion but instead that he was only continuing the styles he saw in the American comics and films. The point has often been a source of constant soul searching among Tezuka’s publishers especially in the USA. As of 2003, the Dark Horse has begun to publish Tezuka’s manga wholly unedited in the U.S adding a disclaimer that Tezuka was not a racist himself, his artwork was a product of its time and that further that it would be wrong to retroactively change his works without his inputs.