Shin Takarajima
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Shin Takarajima

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


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


Score: 6.541 (scored by 504504 users)
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Ranked: #121792
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Popularity: #10838
Members: 968
Favorites: 3


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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