Hi no Tori (1967)
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Hi no Tori (1967)

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Synonyms: Hi no Tori: Reimei-hen, Phoenix: Dawn
Japanese: 火の鳥
English: Phoenix
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 20, 1966 to Feb 1988
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Historical Historical, Psychological Psychological, Space Space
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Manga Shounen
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.601 (scored by 37533,753 users)
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Ranked: #842
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Popularity: #822
Members: 20,203
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From time immemorial to the age of space colonization, there is one legend that has stayed unchanged in every history book—the tale of the immortal bird Phoenix. A being whose blood is said to grant eternal life or wisdom, the radiant figure ensures the continuation of sentient life in the universe as it oversees human civilizations and their development.

Yet, mankind remains a slave to its habits; from happiness and sorrow, to wrath and love, a myriad of emotions continue to play an integral part of human life. Simultaneously, time and time again, certain beliefs and agendas persist over the centuries to disturb the fragile equilibrium of the world's preordained nature and principles. It appears that fate, with its dynamic variables, can manifest itself in many ways—and oftentimes exhibits a bizarre sense of humor.

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Note: This is an incomplete series due to Tezuka's death.


Hi no Tori was published over the course of 21 years from 1967 to 1988, but was left incomplete due to Tezuka's death in 1989. The first seven chapters were serialized by COM magazine between 1967 to 1971; the remaining chapters were published by Manga Shounen and Yasei Jidai.

Hi no Tori was published in English as Phoenix in 11 volumes by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint from March 12, 2003 to September 18, 2007. Previous to this, it had had a brief run in the educational publication Mangajin, from May to July, 1992 (issues #17 - #19).

A live-action film following the Dawn storyline directed by Kon Ichikawa was released on August 12, 1978 in Japan and later on in March 30, 1979 in the United States.

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Jun 22, 2015
Phoenix by the god of manga himself Osamu Tezuka is more than a masterpiece. It is a piece of art that everyone should read. Even people who don't read manga should read these stories because they deserve so much more praise than what they have now and should be know as one of the greatest series of all time
Story:10. this manga is split into many different stories in various settings switching back and forth between the past and the future but all the stories have the Phoenix present in some way, shape or form. Each story ...
Jan 7, 2019
The god of manga, Osamu Tezuka, is rightfully considered the greatest mangaka to ever live. The likes of Hirohiko Araki, Naoki Urasawa, Kentarou Miura, and Yoshihiro Togashi would presumably never have ascended to the status they engross without his venerable craft. Indeed, the notion of anime and manga themselves have been drastically altered due to his illustrious presence within the industry. Tezuka is not solely a man who revolutionized two of the three predominant mediums of Japanese storytelling, but also a bastion of morale, who imbued his crumbling nation with a newfound zeal following the second world war. Out of the myriad manga he created, ...
Mar 28, 2019
It's been a while since I read this story (I believe it was four years ago, but I may be wrong), so I may forget some things. It is that way because just recently I have decided to make some reviews on MAL.

I intend to reread it, though, for this manga is simply astonishing.

Although people have already said it in the other reviews, Hi no Tori is composed of several different stories. To be precise, each volume presents us a different set with different stories. In some rare occasions, the same character appears in two different volumes, but it's not common. It is not uncommon ...

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ugh, stop with the God of Manga thing.
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