Shin Takarajima
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Shin Takarajima

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Shintakarajima, Shin Takarazima, New Treasure Island
Japanese: 新宝島

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 1, 1947
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ShounenShounen
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: None

Statistics

Score: 6.561 (scored by 488488 users)
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Ranked: #119772
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Popularity: #10864
Members: 943
Favorites: 3
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Synopsis

The manga that made Tezuka famous. It is an action-adventure drama inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's book, about a boy named Pete who discovers a map to Treasure Island and embarks on a voyage to find it. The Western-style art and fast-paced storyline attracted much attention, and it became a best seller with 400,000 copies sold, laying the groundwork for the manga craze and its modern style.

The original version of "New Treasure Island" was based on Tezuka Osamu's manuscript, but substantial modifications were made by Sasaki Shichima, who cut nearly 60 pages and also changed some of the lines. When publishing "The Complete Works of Tezuka Osamu," Tezuka Osamu remade it based on his memory to make it closer to his original.

Was adapted into animation.

(Source: MU)

Background

Shin Takarajima was digitally published in English as New Treasure Island by Digital Manga Guild on April 10, 2015.

Characters

Pete
Main
Ham Egg
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Mar 24, 2013
RoadZero (All reviews)
It starts as a regular childish adventure tale, but the end has a really unexpected ending with strong and a bit bitter social and environemental message.
The artwork is rather easygoing, but the frames are made that way that you have a feeling of watching a movie. It's a must-read if you like Japanese manga for having a message behind the story.
Feb 17, 2021
Aboocalypse (All reviews)
A fun early Manga from Tezuka. The bulk of the manga is a lighthearted adventure story with the typical (but amusing) trappings of shipwrecks, pirates and island adventure. The end throws a curveball that’s (by far) the standout moment and recontextualizes the manga in an interesting way. This twist shows that, even early on, Tezuka wanted substance from the comics medium. Don’t expect an adaptation of Treasure Island, this has hardly anything to do with the original novel. The manga is rather western in appeal, feeling closer to a Little Nemo in Slumberland or old newspaper gag comics than contemporary manga. The art style is read more

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