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Tezuka Mix Magazine to Launch as Tezucomi in October

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Magazine to celebrate work of manga creator Osamu Tezuka

The Micro Magazine Publishing Company's official website announced on Friday that it is launching a new monthly magazine titled Tezucomi on October 5, 2018. Micro Magazine originally planned to launch a magazine under the name Tezuka Mix on April 30, but it was delayed due to "production advancement circumstances."

Like Tezuka Mix, Tezucomi magazine celebrates the 90th anniversary since the pioneering manga creator Osamu Tezuka's birth in 1928. It will run monthly for 18 issues. Each issue of the magazine will have a theme, and will republish a Tezuka work based on that theme.

The Micro Magazine editorial department plans to provide more details and launch a website for the magazine in late August. It has not yet confirmed if the participating artists will be the same as those listed for Tezuka Mix.

The original Tezuka Mix website had listed that the magazine would have featured shorts based on Tezuka Productions titles by various Japanese and Western artists. The Japanese contributors included Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King, Ultimo, Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai), Atsushi Kaneko (Bambi and her Pink Gun, Deathco, SOIL), Gengoroh Tagame (My Brother's Husband), Kotobuki Shiriagari (Sukiyaki Western Django, Ano Hi kara no Manga), and Enokids (Kotoura-san), among others.

The original website had also listed that spinoff works from contributing Western artists included Message to Adolf by Juan Diaz Canales, Jungle Emperor by Reno Lemaire, Black Jack by Ken Niimura and Joe Kelly, Son-Goku the Monkey by Kenny Ruiz, Princess Knight by Elsa Brants, Metropolis by Mathieu Bablet, Dororo by Philippe Cardona and Florence Torta, and Apollo's Song by Luis NCT.

The site had listed Rumiko Tezuka, the daughter of Osamu Tezuka, as well as Livedoor founder and former president Takafumi Horie as columnists for the magazine.

Source: Micro Magazine official website


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