Big X (ビッグX, Biggu Ekkusu) is a science fiction manga series and an anime series by Osamu Tezuka, based on actual experiments conducted by the Nazis to create secret weapons toward the end of World War II. The anime, which was Tokyo Movie's first work, is considered lost, with only episodes 1, 11, and 40-59 known to survive.[3]

Big X
Cover of Big X volume 1 from the Osamu Tezuka Manga Complete Works edition
(Biggu X)
Written byOsamu Tezuka
Published byShueisha
MagazineShōnen Book
Original runNovember 1963February 1966[1]
Anime television series
Directed byMitsutero Okamoto
Osamu Dezaki
Produced bySaburō Gōda
Yutaka Fujioka
Written byJirō Tsunoda
Moribi Murano
Tadashi Hirose
Music byIsao Tomita
StudioTokyo Movie
Original networkTBS
Original run 3 August 1964 27 September 1965

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Invited to Nazi Germany during World War II, Dr. Asagumo is asked by Hitler to collaborate in researching the new weapon "Big X". Concerned about the possible effects of this weapon, Dr. Asagumo intentionally delays the progress of the research, conspiring with his co-researcher, the devious Dr. Engel. Immediately before Germany is defeated by the Allies, Dr. Asagumo is shot to death by the German army but not before implanting a card inscribed with the secret of Big X into his son, Shigeru. An organization claiming alliance with the Nazis appears, steals the card from Shigeru, who now lives in Tokyo, and completes the Big X project, which is revealed to be a drug that can expand the human body without limitation. Dr. Engel's grandson has joined the Nazi Alliance. Recovering Big X from the enemy, Shigeru's son Akira fearlessly challenges the Nazi Alliance and Hans Engel, who are plotting to conquer the world.

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References Edit

  1. ^ "Big X". Tezuka Osamu @World. Archived from the original on October 9, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Big X list". Tezuka Osamu @World. Archived from the original on February 24, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "Lost TV Anime". 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2021-10-03.

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