Tank Tankuro

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First Official English Publication! The roots of Astro Boy - Tank Tankuro pioneered robot manga during the pre-World War II period in Japan.

Tank Tankuro

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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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Author Gajo Sakamoto
Publisher Presspop Inc
Page Count 256pp
Publication Size 8 x 10
Publication Notes hardcover, full color, slipcase
Publication Date Summer 2011
ISBN 978-4903090245

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