Osamu Tezuka’s posthumous drawings, manuscripts, and some personal items such as half-eaten sweets were found from a long locked drawers of his desk in his office by his daughter, Rumiko Tezuka on March 27th.
Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) was one of the top manga artist and thought to have been the greatest pioneer to develop and promote the manga culture not only in Japan but worldwide. A lot of his works,such as “Atom Astro Boy”,”Jungle Emperor Leo” have been dramatized, made to be anime, or other measures ,all of which have been loved by people all over the world for long years. His activities and works have influenced innumerable cartoonists, anime staffers, film makers, and other artists.
The desk drawers that had been locked for about 25 years because the key had been long lost after Tezuka’s passing was finally unlocked by his daughter who said finally she had successfully made a copy of the key. A manuscript written about comments of Katsuhiro Otomo who is the creater of a popular manga and movie works of “AKIRA” was one of the found items. Some hand drawings of his are quite arousing which might be a bit different from general images of his manga works. These newly found works may give us new impressions about Tezuka’s works and his art world.