Hyoutan-tsugi shown in the final episode of the 1963 Astro Boy show.

Hyoutan-tsugi is a creation by Osamu Tezuka which has appeared throughout his many works. Hyoutan-tsugi is a small creature that resembles a pig. Hyoutan-tsugi has in a way become Osamu Tezukas signature, as he has appeared in just about every single work that Osamu Tezuka has worked on. He will usually appear when a character is embarrassed or angry.


Hyoutan-tsugi in the credits of the show Jetter Mars


Hyoutan-tsugi in the background of the Astro Boy 2009 movie.

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