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Manga legend's work set for reprint
The original version of a classic manga comic written by Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989), will be reprinted for the first time in 62 years in February 2009 by Shogakukan Creative Inc., The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
"Shin Takarajima" (New Treasure Island) is an action adventure drama that was first printed by a small publisher in Osaka in January 1947. The manga marked the first time that Tezuka's works were published as an independent volume.
Existing copies of the original comic are extremely scarce, so most fans have so far been unable to read it. The reprint will commemorate the original …