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

Alternative Titles

English: Phoenix
Synonyms: Hi no Tori: Reimei-hen, Phoneix: Dawn
Japanese: 火の鳥


Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1967 to Feb 1988
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HistoricalHistorical, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen, SpaceSpace, SupernaturalSupernatural, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Manga Shounen


Score: 8.531 (scored by 23722,372 users)
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"All things are born and all things die. That is the law of heaven." According to legend, the Bird of Fire called the Phoenix is the eternal spirit of life, death and rebirth. She oversees the cycle of reincarnation and the rising and falling of civilizations and species. Those who can obtain her blood will be granted eternal life, while to others she can grant infinite wisdom, or eternal suffering. Throughout history, from the dawn of civilization to the extinction of the human race, those human souls touched by the Phoenix have hunted her over and over in multiple reincarnations, and their actions in one life determine or reflect the sins and sufferings of other lifetimes.

(Source: ANN)

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


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).

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Apr 2, 2019
kaushik17 (All reviews)
Phoenix. It’s a 10. Let’s get that out of the way first. Moving on, Phoenix is a work written by the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka, over a span of 20+ years. It was regarded by him as his life’s work. And having read it, I can attest to it. I have had the privilege of reading many mangas from the master over his nearly 40 year career and was eagerly anticipating to have a go at this one. And boy it sure delivered. From start to finish, it was one of the most ambitious works I have had the pleasure to experience.

Set in read more
Jun 22, 2015
ZeroYoshikage58 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 7, 2019
Ephemeral_Eso (All reviews)
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, read more
Mar 28, 2019
NosyMuggle (All reviews)
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 read more

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