Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dororo Vol. 1 - Available Now

The first volume of Osamu Tezuka's samurai classic is now officially available in English. Dororo is the story of a traveling young warrior named Hyakkimaru who, as a baby, was robbed by demons of 48 body parts due to his father's desire for power. His missing body parts have been replaced by prosthetics, some of which contain hidden weapons! He's kind of a like a samurai cyborg! Hyakkimaru meets a young theif named Dororo and together they travel the countryside fighting demons.

The English version of the Dororo manga is being released by Vertical, and is in an authentic and unflipped format. There will be 3 volumes. It should be available at book stores and comics retailers, and you can also purchase a copy from the AstroBoy World Store.

More information can be found at the Tezuka in English Dororo page. Expect further Dororo posts here on AstroBoy World in the future.