Osamu Tezuka’s art style had a tremendous range. Although usually defined by his trademark Disney-influenced “cartoony” style, Tezuka was quite an accomplished artist with the ability to draw breathtaking realism. Of course, he could also go the other way.

The men’s sexual comedy series, Fusuke (1969-72) epitomizes his minimalist, almost raw sketch-like style. This style, given it’s low attention to detail, and high comedic effect allowed Tezuka a much greater range of storytelling.  In short, it allowed him to get away with things that would simply not have been possible to, at the time, with anything resembling a realistic depiction.