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New Publication of May, 2011


Tezuka Osamu’ Work

Title Publisher Price Release Date
Tezuka Osamu’s Science Fiction, Shosetsu no Tamatebako (in large print, a total of five volumes) Jyuritsusha 12,600 yen May 10
Phoenix: Resurrection (Nostalgia) Asahi Shimbun Publications TBD May 26
Buddha (Casual Wide Edition) vol.1 Ushio Publishing TBD May 20
Buddha (Casual Wide Edition) vol.2 Ushio Publishing TBD May 20


Notable Publications of the Month

Monthly Comic “Ryu” from Tokuma Shoten

Melmo-chan by Keiko Fukuyama, in serialization, released on the 19th of every month 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”)

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



Phoenix: The Complete Collection of the Original Edition (a total of 12 volumes) from

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Zero Man; The Exclusive Box of Shonen Sunday Edition from Shogakukan Creative

The complete reprinted edition (896 pages, B5 sized) in original color
Released with special supplement of four reproduced manuscripts in color

Release Date: June 25, 2011
Price: 9,450 yen



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 1,000 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.

1. Dawn (Dawn & Yamato), from Akita Publishing on January 27, 2011
2. Ho-o (Ho-o, Hagoromo & Strange beings), from Asahi Shimbun Publications on January 27, 2011
3. Civil War, from Akita Publishing on February 24, 2011
4. Future (Future & Universe), from Asahi Shimbun Publications on March 31, 2011
5. Resurrection (Resurrection & Life), from Akita Publishing on April 28, 2011
6. Nostalgia, from Asahi Shimbun Publishing on May 26, 2011
7. 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 in May:
Buddha (vols. 7), Tiger Books (vol. 4), Don Dracula (vols. 1 & 2), I am Sarutobi!, and 21st Century Adventure

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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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 is now on sale.

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