Shen Yun: Phoenix Picture

Greek mythology tells of the Phoenix, a bird that burns itself up and rises again from its ashes.
China has a Phoenix legend as well - in fact, the Chinese/American dance troupe Shen Yun included dances that pay homage to this mystical bird in its 2009 and 2015 productions.
The bird even has its own anime, thanks to the late, great Osamu Tezuka.
While I've posted literally hundreds of anime drawings here on Deviant Art (including a few of Osamu's characters), I've come to realize that I'd never really done a tribute to the man who made both manga and anime what they are today...so I did one here. In addition to his rendition of the Phoenix, I drew 8 girls from his other anime creations as Shen Yun dancers. Some of these anime titles I had already seen, but I researched a few others in a book I have about this manga master. In the upper-right corner is a tribute message to him, along with the emblem of Mushi Productions, an anime studio he founded.
While I did this drawing, I listed to CDs of the Metropolis anime soundtrack and of Shen Yun's orchestra.

Pictured here are:

Top: the Phoenix.

Bottom, left to right:

Pinoko (Blackjack)
Melmo (Marvelous Melmo)
Astro Girl (Astro Boy)
Tima (Metropolis)
Sapphire (Princess Knight)
Prime Rose
Chocola (Don Dracula)
Miki (Ambassador Magma)

I also thought I'd add my Osamu Tezuka playlist to this drawing.

"Astro Boy" by Osaka Popstar: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm1dB7…
"Firebird Suite" by Yes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BAFhb…
"Magic Bird of Fire" by the Salsoul Orchestra: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfbAWJ…
"In the Year 2525" by Zager & Evans: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdSqLf…
"Metropolis" by the Church: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9wm7e…
"St. James Infirmary" by the Standells: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hklcJo…
"I Can't Stop Loving You" by the late Elvis Presley: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKqzOe…
"Medicine Man" by the Buchanan Brothers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaUZ40…
"Dr. Love" by 1st Choice: www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5abjd…
"I Need a Doctor" by Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS4kUJ…
"Strange Disease" by Prozzak: www.youtube.com/watch?v=szk2xY…
"2 Hearts Beat as 1" by U2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIuAFB…
"2 of Hearts" by Stacey Q: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBdGT…
"2 Hearts" by Stephanie Mills & the late Teddy Pendergrass: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDb63F…
"Jump Around" by the House Of Pain: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZaz7O…
"Pictures at an Exhibition" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=66G_fE…
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