A collection of one-shots done during the 1970s (and one from 1980), all regarding some aspect of Tezuka's early life. Includes a reflection of his time at the famous Tokiwa-so.
- **Record of the Life of Gachaboy** : A reflection on Tezuka's career up to that point. Tezuka encounters the God of Manga right after the war, who nicknames Tezuka "Gachaboy". He is determined to see Tezuka become a great mangaka, no matter what - and restore manga's presence in Japan.
- **Paper Fortress**: Right at the end of the war, Tezuka is doing manga in private in high school. He meets a girl who fully understands his situation, and they get along well. In a society where manga, dancing, and even informal relationships are forbidden, how will Tezuka, crazy about manga, keep on?
- **Hungry Blues**
- **Tokiwa-so Monogatari**
- **The Letter that Came**
- **Animal Tsurezuregusa**
An excerpt of *Dotsuitare* featuring Tezuka is also included at the end.
**Volume 274 of the Osamu Tezuka Complete Works**
|Paper Fortress Vol.1 Chapter 7.1
|Paper Fortress Vol.1 Chapter 7
|Paper Fortress 6
|Paper Fortress 5
|Paper Fortress 4
|Paper Fortress 3
|Paper Fortress 2
|Paper Fortress 1
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