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Hi no Tori

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Synonyms: Phoenix Early Works, Shojo Club, Shoujo Club-han
Japanese: 火の鳥


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: May 1956 to Dec 1957
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Shoujo Club
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 6.691 (scored by 581581 users)
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Popularity: #11098
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Hi no Tori (1956-57), is Osamu Tezuka's second crack at its concept. When it came time to work on a new series as a follow-up to the very popular Ribbon no Kishi (1953-56), Tezuka decided to return to the story begun in Hi no Tori serialized in Manga Shonen (1954-55)—one that had been abruptly cut short by the sudden demise of the magazine a year earlier. However, instead of simply trying to continue the story from where it had been left hanging, Tezuka decided to reboot the series completely. Drawing, the chapters "Egypt, Greece, and Rome," with its setting in ancient Europe, Again, however, this was never completed.

(Source: tezukainenglish.com)


Hi no Tori was published in English as Phoenix: Early Works by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint on March 18, 2008.


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Aug 19, 2015
Phoenix(1956) is split up into three arcs. I feel like each of them deserve individual scoring which will be averaged to get my final ratings. This review will be as spoiler-free as possible.

Egypt Arc:
Story: 8
A look at an Egyptian power struggle with the Phoenix shaping history. This arc easily had the most compelling story.
Art: 7
Tezuka has his unique art style that is used throughout all of his works. This one doesn't stand out so I give it my default art rating.
Character: 7
This is the only arc where the main characters get much development. They are good but nothing special even here.
Enjoyment: 8
Didn't have the overall ...

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