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Amimaru Adds Shotaro Ishinomori's Mutant Sabu Manga

posted on 2012-11-06 15:15 EST
Digital publisher releases Cyborg 009/Skull Man creator's series about man with telekinetic powers

The Finnish digital manga distributor Amimaru announced on Tuesday that it has launched the first chapter of Shotaro Ishinomori's Mutant Sabu manga in English via its Facebook app.

The company describes the manga as follows:

A young man named Sabu gets into a car crash. After a blood transfusion in the hospital, he suddenly realizes that he can read the thoughts of other people. The transfusion has also awakened other powers sleeping within him, and soon he finds out he can also use mind control and telekinesis.

Eventually, Sabu starts finding other people with powers similar to his. However, he also finds himself to be of great interest to mad scientists, government spies and powerful corporations, which gets him involved in one strange case after another.

Ishinomori originally published the manga in Kobunsha's Shōjo magazine in 1961. Amimaru's version of the manga is based on Kadokawa Shoten's 2007 three-volume reprint.

Amimaru is offering an eight-page preview of the manga's first chapter, and the entire chapter is available for 10 Facebook credits. Amimaru will add new chapters weekly. Amimaru launched its app in May and is currently also publishing Yoshino Koyoka's Yami Kyun!, Daisuke Tazawa and Tarahi Rakuji's The Tale of Löwe, and Shuho Sato's Give My Regards to Black Jack (Say Hello to Black Jack), as well as the Gentle Kisses on Your Body boys-love anthology manga.

The digital comics platform Comixology has licensed Ishinomori's entire catalog from Ishimori Productions. However, Comixology has not yet added Mutant Sabu.


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