Tank Tankuro (Slipcase Hardcover)

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Gajo Sakamoto  
    Author
    Gajo Sakamoto  
    Binding
    hardback  
    Cat No.
    3990988  
    Genre
    Anime & Manga  
    ISBN
    9784903090245  
    Publisher
    Presspop  
    Type
    Manga  
    Wednesday Comics
    Wednesday Comics 09/08/2017  
  • First Official English Publication!

    The roots of Astro Boy — Tank Tankuro pioneered robot manga during the pre-World War II period in Japan.

    First published in 1934, Tank Tankuro was one of the most famous manga characters of the era.

    Tankuro is said to be the first robot ever to appear in Japanese comics.

    He and his villain, Kuro Kabuto, famous among Japanese SF fans for his resembalance to Darth Vader, laid the foundation for such manga greats as Tezuka, Sugiura, and Fujiko.

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