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Tezuka’s daughter finds stash of her father’s erotic sketches

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When Osamu Tezuka passed away in February 1989 at age 60, he left behind countless fans, an influential body of work that includes Astro Boy, Black Jack and Buddha and, tantalizingly, a locked desk with a lost key.

Rocket News 24 reports that recently, some 25 years after the death of the “god of manga,” his daughter Rumiko to open the desk, where she discovered a half-eaten piece of chocolate, a handwritten essay about Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo and a bag of sketches, including a stash of erotic drawings by Tezuka.

Note: I feel like I should place a warning in here, but I’m honestly at a loss as to whether these sketches aren’t safe for work. They’re not so much graphic as they are … odd?

Rumiko revealed her finds on Twitter, where Rocket News said she joked about her father’s “self-censorship” in not publishing the art, which prominently features an anthropomorphized mouse striking pinup poses. Amused, she wrote, “I’ve got no idea what these were going to be used for.”

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Forget the smut, I’m more intrigued (seduced?) by that essay on Otomo

Considering how erotic the transformation scenes are in Bremen 4, Prime Rose, etc… this isn’t a surprise, lol. That tit-snake is glorious and I’m hoping we get to see more.

Aw, I was hoping it would involve his star system, like Mustachio et al.

I can’t understand why so people can be shocked. Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature, is a well known of furry manga. of course has no sex themes but design is pretty sexy.

They’re not that odd. If you think so, you can’t have seen much “furry” art — a popular anthropomorphic form that ranges from charming to blatantly and deviantly pornographic.

What a loss due to self-censorship! That mouse is beautiful, quite frankly, and I would have loved to read a manga about her.

Alexei Humeniy

March 29, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Furry before it was mainstream

Jack Cunningham

March 30, 2014 at 4:33 am

For some reason, i wanted to puke.

Atleast the snake sequence is for his 1001 Arabian Nights movie. Just google Tezuka Snake Transformation and you’ll find that.

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