Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix was his life's work. Considered by many to be one of the finest works of Japanese comics art ever produced, Phoenix:Resurection takes place in the year 3344. Prof. Saruta lands on the moon and meets and acquires Robita in his final form. Spanning 860 years, the end of this episode goes beyond Phoenix:Universe and comes close to the beginning of Phoenix:Future.
About the Author
Regarded by many as the "God of Manga," Osamu Tezuka was a prolific author and artist, and is generally regarded as the single figure responsible for developing Japan's massive manga and anime industries. His cinematic art style and novelistic narratives have made his work as universally accessible and relevant now as when first published in Japan. A list of his well-known and universally loved work includes the classic Jungle Emperor Leo (also known as Kimba the White Lion), Black Jack, Adolf, Mighty Atom (known as Astro Boy in the U.S.) and Metropolis (made into a hit anime film in 2001).