Male (1962) by Osamu Tezuka

An odd rarity by Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka that probably works best in a dark theater. It’s available with twelve of his other shorts on the dvd, The Astonishing Works of Osamu Tezuka.


  • Celia

    Man, I should have bought that DVD at Amoeba when I had the chance!

  • Jim Lahue

    The DVD is still around, although it is fairly expensive. I received a copy of it as a gift at Christmas (although I haven’t had time to watch it yet). I did watch Phoenix (Hi no Tori) last year — it was an excellent series.

  • http://niffiwan.livejournal.com/ Niffiwan

    Wow… that was unexpectedly dark.

    My first thoughts were that this was maybe a little too avant-garde and that there seemed to be some UPA influence. Then gradually I “got” what he was trying to do – the images representing the places where sound comes from, because the room itself is dark the whole time…

  • http://jessicaplummer.blogspot.com Jessica Plummer

    Always loved this short; I really like it when someone makes dark themes work so well. Aaaand now I have a new DVD on my wishlist. I’m gonna be broke soon thanks to you, Amid…

  • Mister Twister

    After I’ve seen it, I was amazed. Awesome!

    Own the DVD, it’s not that expensive from Amazon.