James Block is a former sports star whose criminal endeavors landed him in jail. In prison he meets "Dr. F", a strange old man who tells James about a beam that can turn living things invisible.
After escaping from prison, James finds and uses the laser on himself. But, because...
The story revolves around a mysterious place called "Angel's Island" that resides somewhere on the ocean seas. Living on Angel's Island are a species of merpeople that can live in both the sea and on land. They have the form of a human, but can breath in water as well as on land. Luna is a princess ...
Astro Cat summary:
From Tezuka Osamu World:
Aliens have created a tomcat endowed with the seven exceptional faculties similar to Astro Boy's. Supporting his owner, Tsugio, who is a sissy boy, this tomcat named Atomcat runs actively far and wide through the universe. --- This is a fascinating work...
Short story collection of a variety of more mature Tezuka work. The story "Clockwork Apple" was borrowed from the book, before the movie was made, but has very little to do with the book either as Tezuka admits to writing it without reading Clockwork Orange....
Taken From ANN: Black Jack is the doctor Tezuka wished he could be, one free of the constraints of the modern rules, who can heal and help on his rules. He travels the world helping those who pay him, sometime those he takes mercy on, and always those who move him. Despite not having ...
Hidamari no Ki summary:
Edo, 1855, in the Hill of the Three Hundred district: Japan's isolationist foreign policy has been lifted, and the era of the Bakumatsu has begun. The samurai Ibuya Manjiro, 26 years old, has just begun his career as low-ranking retainer to the minor daimyo Lord Matsudaira...
Lost World summary:
Having been torn from the earth in ancient times, Planet Mamango is now re-approaching the earth after a lapse of 5 million years. One night, a private detective named Ban Shunsaku encounters a murder, and meets boy researcher Shikishima Kenichi, who holds the key to solving t...
Magma Taishi summary:
An evil dinosaur-wizard-alien named Goa plans to take over earth and get rid of all the humans living on it. Earth, the creator of earth, makes three "Rocketonians" to stop him: the golden giant Magma, his mostly absent throughout the whole series wife Mol, and their son Gam...
A fantasy story for kids featuring a girl named Melmo, who can change her age as she wishes by eating special candies. Melmo's mother dies in a traffic accident, leaving young Melmo and her younger brother Totoo. Anxious, Melmo's mother in heaven asks God to prepare some magical candies, and hand...
["Alternative : 三つ目がとおる","L'enfant Aux Trois Yeux","Mitsume ga Tooru","The Three Eyed One Has Come","The Three Eyes One","Three Eyed One"]
Updated: October 26, 2021 15:33
3.5 / 5 based on 111 votes.
Mitsume ga Tooru summary:
From The Little Corner:
2000 years before our technological world, when the first humans wandered, there was a tribe called "The Three Eyes". They are above all of us from intelligence and skill. Even when you name only one invention from all of their inventions, you cou...
["Kirihito Sanka","Eulogy to Kirihito","Kirihito"]
Updated: October 27, 2021 04:49
3.5 / 5 based on 1776 votes.
Two young doctors, the passionate and well-liked Osanai and the ambitious Tatsugaura, are both investigating the mysterious 'Monmo' disease, found only in one remote village, which causes bizarre bone deformation, making its victims take on a beastlike appearance before their deaths. Osanai, caught ...
["Alternative : とんから谷物語","The Devil Invites Himself to the Ball","The Golden Scale","The Tale of Tonkara Valley"]
Updated: October 25, 2021 11:38
3 / 5 based on 232 votes.
Tonkaradani Monogatari summary:
Story about the history of a valley and the animals that lived there.
6. The Golden Scale
One day, a young boy heads out to catch a haul of fish, so that he can afford to get good bread for his mother. While there he finds a golden fish who, in exchange for not kil...
Midnight is the story of a taxi driver named Shinya Mito (whose name is literally Japanese for "mid" and "night") and his various passengers, each of whom he helps in various ways. Shinya drives a taxi as a way to earn money for the treatment of a young woman named Mari, whose b...