Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Phoenix Vol. 12: Available Now

Set for release today is the English translation of the 12 and final volume of Osamu Tezuka's manga epic, Phoenix. Published by Viz, this volume features a collection of early works and short stories that can act as a supplement to the rest of the series and gives readers the unique opportunity to see how Tezuka's work developed.

You should be able to find it at your local comic or book store. You can also purchase it, plus other Tezuka manga and anime, through the AstroBoy World Store.

A multi generational tale of immortality that takes place through many different eras, Phoenix is the story that Osamu Tezuka considered to be his life's work. Though he was responsible for creating and defining so much of what we know today as anime and manga, Phoenix is may very well be the absolute best example of what he was really all about. Every manga fan should at least read a little bit of Phoenix. Plus, Tezuka fans who are familiar with many of his other works will see many familiar faces as characters from other Tezuka manga make appearances. You can read more about Phoenix here on Wikipedia.


Splinter's Iroonna said...

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Speaking of-- I came here to ask if I could use your Leo/AstroBoy banner as a signature pic-- and if so, how do I make sure it links to this site?

*goes to check around more*

Ninjatron said...

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