TEZUKA Osamu (手塚治虫 ), Apollo’s Song / Apollo no Uta / アポロの歌
TEZUKA Osamu (手塚治虫 ), Sarutobi / I am Sarutobi! / Ore wa Sarutobi da! / おれは猿飛だ！
maybe not, but you can get it translated in English:
Well, you can also get Phoenix online at VIZ’s website… http://www.viz.com/manga/digital/phoenix
A blank canvas, just waiting for the genius to come…
The Story of a Miracle Forest (1949) is notable for two reasons. One the one hand, many of the themes and devices Tezuka would more fully implement later on in Princess Knight [Shojo] (1953-56) have their origins in this tale.
However, on the other, it is also the first instance of Osamu Tezuka breaking into the “fourth wall” and inserting himself into one of his stories. Even though, he simply makes an appearance as the humble narrator, it’s a sign of more to come.
Tezuka Osamu — Miniyoni
“Cactus” Sam is just your regular, ordinary cowboy, but give him a glass of milk and he transforms from a calm, congenial, fellow into the rootin-est, tootin-est, six-gun shootin-est cowpoke you ever did see…
This public service message for healthy living comes from Osamu Tezuka’s “Popeye-esque” cowboy adventure, Mr. Cactus (1951-54).
"Why the figure of the Phoenix exactly? Well, because I found the spirit of Stravinsky’s Firebird so enigmatic and cosmic.
For it is my intention to publish the finale of Phoenix after my death, and not before.”
This somewhat prophetic statement comes from Osamu Tezuka’s little-known Phoenix (1967-88) Chapter called ‘Intermission’. First published as a short, 6-page “graphic essay” in the November 1971 issue of COM, Tezuka takes time out to explain his reasons for publishing the series that will become known as his life’s work.