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Limited Edition Black Jack Prints Celebrate Tezuka’s Manga Debut

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It’s been 75 years since Osamu Tezuka first began selling his manga, and people want to celebrate. A limited edition of 350 prints showing his iconic Black Jack character have been made, pulling from a 1977 cover of Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion.

Each print goes for 164,780 yen (about $1,595). Anime News Network explained, “Tezuka’s brushstroke, signature, and colors will also be reproduced in high detail with a technique known as Piezography.”

Seeing as how the main character is a doctor (Tezuka himself went to medical school), and seeing as how we’re currently going through a pandemic, 3% of sales are set to be donated to Doctors Without Borders, a.k.a. Médecins Sans Frontières.

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.