Tagged: Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack

The End Of Pluto: New Manga Releases from Osamu Tezuka

By Mat K.

I know it’s a gloomy week so far, and no one really wants to go out in this weather, but if there was ever an excuse to get your feet damp and squishy I believe good books are it, and this week we have some good books. Let’s start with the 8th and final volume of Pluto, the Urasawa X Tezuka collaboration event. When we last left off in Volume 7 Photon just got obliterated, and his hands survived just long enough to protect the child Wassily and the guard-bot from the explosive force. And then Atom finally wakes up, but with 6 billlion personalities flowing through his brain, will he be the same awesome robot from before he was torn to shreds? THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME! I’m just glad that I waited for the first 7 books to come out before I started reading it, because I couldn’t imagine having to wait all that time between each release. PS: If you haven’t started reading Pluto already, what is wrong with you?

Also coming out this week is Osamu Tezuka‘s Black Jack Volume 10. In this volume there’s a mummy, a bike race, a dolphin, and then Black Jack hits a bar. But after all that, who wouldn’t? For anyone still unfamiliar with this classic Black Jack is a mysterious and charismatic young genius surgeon who travels the world performing amazing and impossible medical feats. Though a trained physician, he refuses to accept a medical license. This leads Black Jack to occasional run-ins with the authorities, as well as from gangsters and criminals who approach him for illegal operations. Because he keeps his true motives secret, his ethics are perceived as questionable and he is considered a selfish, uncaring devil. Continue reading

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Fumi Yoshinaga Does A Not-Yaoi!

By Mat K.

That pretty much says it. This week the popular yaoi author, whose regular series even seem pretty yaoi-ish is finally putting out a book that has (seemingly) nothing to do with gay love. The new book is called All My Darling Daughters and is a story about a regular salary earning woman named Yukiko who is in her thirties and still lives with her mother Mari. Their close relationship suffers a sudden change when one day, Mari announces she’s getting married to an ex-host who’s even younger than Yukiko. It’s kind of a difficult thing for anyone when your single parent starts dating someone younger than you, let alone marries them! Well, drama is always abound with Fumi Yoshinaga.

That’s not all that’s going on this week, just so you know. It actually seems to be a good week for big names. Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack Volume 9 shows up, as well as Rumiko Takahashi’s Rin-Ne Volume 2 and Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto Volume 7. Continue reading

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