Osamu Tezuka

手塚治虫

He is often credited as the "Godfather of Anime", and is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during his formative years. His prolific output, pioneering techniques, and innovative redefinitions of genres earned him such titles as "the father of manga", "the god of comics" and "kamisama of manga" Place of birth: Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture Date of death: February 9, 1989 (Source: Wikipedia)