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New Publication of April, 2011


Tezuka Osamu’ Work

Title Publisher Price Release Date
Phoenix (Resurrection (Ressurection & Life)) Akita Publishing TBD April 28
Mighty Atom: The Complete Collection of the Original Edition Unit 7 (2,000 units available) Fukkan.Com 14,900 yen Late April


Notable Publications of the Month

Monthly Comic “Ryu” from Tokuma Shoten

The comic book edition vol.1 is now on sale.
Price: 620 yen for Normal Edition(tax included), 750 yen for Special Edition (tax included, with a small booklet “Rakugaki Notebook”)

Ohimesama Daizen 100 Nin no Monogatari” from Kodansha

Sapphire is appearing in the book.
Now on sale
Supervisor: Akemi Itsuji
Price: 1、995 yen (tax included)

Osakajin April Issue from Osaka city ToshiKogakuJohoCenter

Manga to Anime no Kamisama wo Sodateta machi. Tezuka Osamu” in the special feature: ‘50 nin ga Kataru Osaka-ai’ by Haruyuki Nakano
Now on sale

Medical English Series “Kikutan Medical” Vols. 4, 5 and 6 from ALC

The characters appearing in Black Jack serve as a facilitator in the course.
Now on sale
Price: 2940 yen (tax included)

Madori Tantei” from Sanei Shobo

Astro Boy’s House with an accompanying paper craft house
Released on April 8
Price: 1680 yen (tax included, tentative)

Choji Gekiteki na Jinsei wo Okuru Kotoba” (tentative title) from Bungei Shunju

Nigatsu Kokonoka ha ‘Osamu-ki’, Tezuka Osamu he by Yoshiro Kato
Scheduled to be released on May 20

Character Ippai no Origami” from Boutique-sha

Astro Boy will be appearing.
Scheduled to be released at the end of June

Biranji” NO.27 Issue

Ningen Tezuka Osmau No.2” by Ichiro Hashimoto
The round-table talk: Tezuka Osamu wo Kataro (2) written by Akira Maruyama
Available on Osamu Takeuchi’s website

History Annals of TakarazukaCity “Takarazuka” No. 25 Issue from the TakarazukaCity Board of Education

“Tezuka Osamu to Takarazuka” by Yoo Nakamura
Now on sale



Buddha in Casual Wide Edition will be released from Ushio Publishing as follows:

Vols. 1 and 2 on May 20, 2011
Vols. 3 and 4 on June 10, 2011
Vols. 5 and 6 on July 1, 2011


To commemorate the release of Buddha in Casual Wide Edition, Buddha Original Quo Card (equivalent to 1000 yen) will be presented to 200 people.To apply this campaign, send a postcard with two application tickets attached to vol. 1 and vol.2 respectively by July 10.The application card with the postmark on the day is valid.

Special Interviews

The vol.1 contains the interview with Kozo Morishita, Director of the movie “Buddha”
The vol.2 contains the interview with Hikaru Nakamura, the manga artist of Saint Onisan



Akita Publishing and Asahi Shimbun Publications are jointly distributing “Phoenix” only available at convenience stores.

Dawn (Dawn & Yamato), from Akita Publishing on January 27, 2011
Ho-o (Ho-o, Hagoromo & Strange beings), from Asahi Shimbun Publications on January 27, 2011
Civil War, from Akita Publishing on February 24, 2011
Future (Future & Universe), from Asahi Shimbun Publications on March 31, 2011
Resurrection (Resurrection & Life), from Akita Publishing on April 28, 2011
Nostalgia, from Asahi Shimbun Publishing on May 26, 2011
The Sun, from Akita Publishing on June 30, 2011



The 3rd Release of 47 volumes of The Complete Works of Tezuka Osamu in Pocket Edition (Kodansha) begins in February 2011!

All purchasers of 47 volumes released in the 3rd phase will receive a special gift, the replica of Tezuka’s original manuscripts (five colored pictures in B4 size per set).

The titles released on April 19:
Buddha (vols. 5 and 6), Tiger Books (vol. 3), Dr. Thrill, Angel’s Hill and Giletta

Scheduled for release on the 12th of each month at a tentative price of 800 yen-1,000 yen each (Note the release date will be changed due to the aftermath of East Japan Earthquake.)
The purchasers of all 200 volumes released from the 1st to 4th phase are entitled to receive a specially-made limited edition of The Romance Island (approx. 90 pages), the un-published work lost in the best days for rental book stores.
To receive the special gift, please send all four application tickets issued through the 1st to the 4th phase within six months after the completion of the final release. Please note the gift will be delivered subsequently.

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The 3rd Release of 47 volumes of The Complete Works of Tezuka Osamu in Pocket Edition (Kodansha) begins in February 2011!

Mighty Atom: The Complete Collection of the Original Edition
A total of 7 units, only 2,000 prints for each, 14,900 yen per unit (tax included)
Unit 7 will be released in April, 2011.

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