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Tezuka's Phoenix Inspires Compilation CD in October

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix is finding new life as a promotional anime for the Dogo Onsen hot spring bath house, a sequel novel, and now a full-length CD.

The latest reimagining was announced on Monday and includes songs by 10 different artists all inspired by Tezuka's Phoenix. The participating artists are Kenichi Asai (Bleach), GLIM SPANKY (One Piece Film Gold, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin: Advent of the Red Comet), Taiji Satō, Sauce81 and Shing02, TeddyLoid and Kizuna AI, toconoma, The Dresscodes (GANTZ:O), Tavito Nanao, Naotarō Moriyama, and Etsuko Yakushimaru.

The CD, titled New Gene: Inspired from Phoenix is set for release on October 30.

Viz Media published the Phoenix manga in North America, and it describes the series:

Considered by many the peak of Osamu Tezuka's artistic achievement and called his "life's work" by the author, Phoenix is made up of twelve complex stories linked by the presence of the mythical bird, an immortal guardian of the universal life force. Read in order, the separate stories jump across time, alternating between a distant future and a distant past, converging on the present, with characters from one story being reincarnated in another.

The manga has inspired a series of anime film and OVA adaptations from 1978 to 1987, each adapting a different story in the manga. The manga also inspired a 2004 television anime.

Source: Comic Natalie


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