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200 Volumes of 'Osamu Tezuka Bunko Complete Works' to be Made Available Digitally

by arsonal
May 29, 2015 12:32 AM | 23 Comments
Japanese publisher Kodansha announced it will make the Osamu Tezuka Bunko Complete Works manga collection available on digital platforms. Kodansha first announced this collection in 2008 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka's birthday. Between October 2009 and May 2012, 200 volumes of Tezuka's manga were published as part of this collection.

All 200 volumes will be made available over a period of 10 months. The first batch made available on May 29 includes:

Bunko edition releases contain considerably more pages than the standard manga tankobon releases, allowing for more material to be printed in a single volume. This format is widely used in republication of manga whose tankobon volumes may be out of print.

Apple's iBookstore, eBook Initiative Japan,, Yahoo! Japan Bookstore, and Rakuten's Kobo are among the platforms which will publish these volumes digitally.

Source: Comic Natalie

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Awesome news!

May 30, 2015 2:11 PM by toyall123

A bit funny this happened after I PTW all his work.

May 30, 2015 1:40 PM by EvenJellyOn

yeah this is pretty cool. I will definitely read some of his stuff

May 30, 2015 12:54 PM by cupc

Black Jack aside Dororo looks pretty interesting from this list. ^^ I'm looking forward to seeing what's on the next few batches.

May 30, 2015 12:52 PM by Toarujisuru

FGAU1912 said:
im shocked there is no hi no tori listed

Wasn't it unfinished?

May 30, 2015 12:11 PM by Trequartista

Awesome dude. Looking forward to reading more of his manga.

May 29, 2015 12:19 PM by StreetFighter

This is great news!

May 29, 2015 11:16 AM by Numi

May 29, 2015 10:47 AM by Lemon


May 29, 2015 9:36 AM by dankzel

I can live with that. Share the love for Tezuka.

May 29, 2015 9:30 AM by Jodyqt

Holy shit! Black Jack has only 12 volumes and has sold 176 million copies.

Thats like 14.67 mill per vol...Woo,im super excited

May 29, 2015 9:14 AM by shaaaaan

im shocked there is no hi no tori listed

May 29, 2015 7:57 AM by DateYutaka

FGAU1912 said:
sadly so much missing

There will be more in the next installment. There's 200 volumes after all.

Hopefully we don't have to wait much long for the Astro boy volumes.

May 29, 2015 7:52 AM by Trequartista

sadly so much missing

May 29, 2015 7:44 AM by DateYutaka


I'm quite hyped for Black Jack.

May 29, 2015 7:42 AM by Trequartista


May 29, 2015 6:44 AM by Klad

hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype

I'm excited for this.

May 29, 2015 2:24 AM by Doaj

Very good news.

May 29, 2015 2:18 AM by -Anokata

Oh damn, 200 volumes. Now that's awesome.

May 29, 2015 2:03 AM by morshuwarrior


May 29, 2015 2:02 AM by Kosei