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Say Hello to Black Jack's Sato to Release New Manga for Free

posted on 2013-05-07 18:00 EDT
5-page spinoff medical manga "Secure Samba wo Yoroshiku" available at Japan IT Week event

Manga author Shuho Sato (Say Hello to Black Jack, Umizaru, The Isle of TOKKOU) will release the "Secure Samba wo Yoroshiku" manga for free at the Japan IT Week: Spring 2013 event beginning on Wednesday.

The manga focuses on the medical resident Saito, the same main character from Sato's Say Hello to Black Jack (Black Jack ni Yoroshiku) medical manga. The five-page story begins when when a supervising doctor puts Saito in charge of the hospital's information system.

Sato announced in April 2012 that he would make all derivative usage of Say Hello to Black Jack, both commercial and non-commercial, free of restrictions for anyone as of September 15, 2012. Amazon's Kindle e-book store began offering the manga in English under the title Give My Regards to Black Jack last September, but only Japanese editions are now available on the retail website.

Sato has been offering his manga and other creators' titles on MangaonWeb since April 2010. He asked for volunteer English translators later that year. Sato announced his plans to allow derivative use of Give My Regards to Black Jack after revealing that he cancelled his publishing contract with Kodansha for the manga.

Japan IT Week: Spring 2013 will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight event center from May 8 to May 10.

Source: Oricon Style


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