Tezuka's Dororo Manga Gets Japanese-S. Korean Vertical Comic Remake
Japanese distributor Media Do, Tezuka Production, and South Korean comic company Copic Communications announced on Thursday that the companies are producing a Japanese-South Korean vertical-scrolling webcomic remake of Osamu Tezuka's classic Dororo manga. The comic moves the setting from feudal Japan to the modern day, where yōkai and criminals conspire with each other in the shadows to control a new form of magic called "science.
Vertical previously released Tezuka's original 1967 Dororo manga in three volumes, and in a collected omnbius volume in 2012, and it describes the manga: Time goes by and the baby grows into a boy who calls himself Hyakkimaru.
The supernatural historical manga previously inspired a 26-episode black-and-white anime series in 1969 by Tezuka Productions. Satoshi Shiki is also penning a similar Dororo remake manga titled The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru (Dororo to Hyakkimaru-den).
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