Friday, September 20, 2013

Tree In The Sunlight Chapter 8, and Ryujin Numa Chapter 2: The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

Here's a new chapter of the history epic by Tezuka! Chapter 8

And Ryujin Numa's second story. A tale of a father who returns home, with his children in care of a kind tutor, but someone wants them dead...a touching story, especially the end. Throughout it, the song 'The Night Has a Thousand eyes' is also quite prevalent. This is Ishinomori at his absolute best.

Here's the second story

Something very special coming from Music very shortly, alongside our new Nagai series from him as well. For now, we'd appreciate cleaners, typesetters and timers, too.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the Ishinomori goodness

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  2. It's curious to see how the genius of Ishinomori was already visible even so early on his career.

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  3. It's curious to see how the genius of Ishinomori was already visible even so early on his career.

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  4. Are all the stories in this volume inspired by Western poetry, like these first two? Amazing how the Sensei's love of Western culture joins perfectly with his Japanese atmospheres, since his youth. This episode reminds "The Sound of Music" as well.

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    1. Each of the parts of the fourth story "Der Vampyr" is introduced by a quote from a Western poet. The third story has the flavor of a Russian Opera. There are a couple of poems in it, but I think they are original poems by Ishinomori. I'm not 100% positive though. (For the other poems he provided attribution, but there is none for these.) The penultimate story has no poetry that I recall, and the final story is an early version of "Dragon God Pond" (without poetry).

      I noticed the resemblance to "The Sound of Music" right away.

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  5. I would like to see his early Mutant Sabu stories as well. Amimaru published a english translated edition of the Mutant Sabu series from the 60s on their Facebook page, but I know there's a earlier version made at the same time of the stories on Ryujin Numa.

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