PHOENIX VOLUME 7 TP
by Osamu Tezuka
At the end of the Heian Period (12th century), a hunter named Benta comes to Kyoto in search of his abducted assistant, Obuu. Obuu becomes the attendant of a powerful man of the time, who is searching for the phoenix. Meanwhile, Kyoto is driven into civil war, and their world is thrown into chaos and confusion.
Softcover, 6x9, 424pgs, B&W $15.99
MAR063510 Viz Media
That won't be the actual cover, of course, but I kind of like how it looks. Certainly more than the generic Phoenix images that Viz is putting on these books. Anyway, good to see that the long gap between v5 and the upcoming v6 was an aberration. The historical chapters of PHOENIX have been my favourite of Tezuka's work, so it's good to see we'll get another thick volume of that soon. And with only three to go after this (or less, if any of them are shorter ones that will be combined), hopefully PHOENIX will be all available in English by sometime in 2007.