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From TokyoPop (based on volume 1):

The World at the Brink of Self-Annihilation

The nuclear age has brought with it the arms race, which has led to the advent of weapons powerful enough to destroy the world itself several times over. Unwilling to take the plunge into Armageddon, the world powers, in league with a group known only as the Black Ghost, have developed super soldiers known as the Cyborgs, designed to fight the wars of the world in space. Unfortunately, the Black Ghost didn't ask the Cyborgs how they felt about their role in the new world order.

This classic work from manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori (Masked Rider) not only told a thrilling tale set against a backdrop of Cold War tensions, but it also helped define the genre of super team stories such as Battle of the Planets, Voltron, and The Power Rangers.


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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete, by Akita Shoten in 1966)
7 Volumes (Color Edition, by Kodansha)
15 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Shogakukan in 1979)
1 Volume (arc 8 only, by Gakken in 1985)
23 Volumes (Aizouban, by Akita Shoten in 1990)
23 Volumes (Bunkoban, by AKita Shoten in 1994)
28 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Media Factory in 1998)
36 Volumes (Reprint, by Media Factory in 2001)
4 Volumes (Special Edition, by Shogakukan in 2011)
3 Volumes (Color Kanzenban, by in 2012)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (24 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 25th 2015, 2:51am PST



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Original Publisher
Akita Shoten (1966, 1990, 1994) (2012)
Media Factory (1998, 2001)
Shogakukan (1979, 2011)

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic (Shogakukan)
Bouken Ou (Akita Shoten)
COM (Mushi Pro)
Comic Nora (Gakken)
Gekkan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)
Manga Shounen (Asahi Sonorama)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)
Shounen King (Shonen Gahosha)
Shuukan Shounen Magazine (Kodansha)
Shuukan Shounen Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (10 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1045 increased(+260)
Monthly Pos #2327 increased(+183)
3 Month Pos #3366 increased(+958)
6 Month Pos #5853 increased(+283)

List Stats
On 71 reading lists
On 160 wish lists
On 22 completed lists
On 7 unfinished lists
On 52 custom lists

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Bunkoban Akita Shoten vs. "Complete" Akita Shoten   
Rating: N/A
by fritzier
September 7th, 2013, 4:55pm
I have no idea where else to ask about this, but:

I'm looking on for the original Japanese books, and I've come across several different publishers...

I want to get the most complete set I can, but I'm confused-- why is the original run shorter than the bunkoban reprint? There are less pages in that than the Akita Shoten Bunkoban, and 8 less volumes.

There's the colour edition that is coming out right now which I'm a bit interested in but I really would prefer the original B&W.

Any suggestions?
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I liked it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Okumatte
June 10th, 2011, 1:12pm
I liked the story because it was interesting. It was a good story with an interesting story line, unique characters, and ties to real-world events (even if the story isn't even close to real).

The only thing I don't like is the art. I don't really like the author's art style (it just doesn't look right to me.....maybe it's the anatomy?).
I would definitively recommend this to people who like to read about war and/or cyborgs.

... Last updated on December 18th, 2012, 6:59pm
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