It goes without saying that Osamu Tezuka is one of the greatest minds in manga history. He paved the path for the entire manga industry and set the pace for all that have followed him. Heck even his diary notes have proven to be brilliant pieces of creative thought with one particularly important diary entry now getting a film adaptation set for 2015.
The diary note set for the big screen was none other than his final entry ever. In a way this final idea fom Tezuka is his last creation, it jut never got a chance at life… until now. The note reads: I came up with a wonderful idea today! How does “Toile no Pieta” sound… A patient diagnosed with cancer thinks it is unreasonable to die without being able to do anything, so he starts to draw a picture on the ceiling of the hospital room’s bathroom … […] the Purification and the Ascension. This was the challenge to the world by the dying person!
It sounds like a very powerful idea for a story, one that Tezuka unfortunately never had the chance to complete or put into manga form due to his untimely passing. The film which will be titled Toile no Pieta is slated for a Summer 2015 release and will star Yojiro Nada in the lead role.
Stay tuned for further information on this upcoming Tezuka film as it comes to light. I for one must say I find it rather incredible that after all these years the mere thoughts of Tezuka still have such a lasting impact on the world. That is something that we can only hope to achieve, a kind of immortality, a way to live forever in the hearts of others.