Japan's First Transforming Robot, Tank Tankuro By Gajo Sakamoto, Reissued By Fantagraphics

Japan’s First Transforming Robot, Tank Tankuro By Gajo Sakamoto, Reissued By Fantagraphics

Posted by June 20, 2017 Comment

In 2010, Presspop put out a hardcover slipcase volume collecting Tank Tankuro by Gajo Sakamoto, the first time the pre-World War II robot manga from 1934 had been translated into English.

A robot character who could change and transform into different shapes, it basically inspired every Japanese robot comic and anime that followed, from Astro Boy to Transformers.

With a slipcase cover by Chris Ware, the book sold out ridiculously fast.

It’s now being reissued by Fantagraphics for August 2017. Will it disappear as quickly?

 

 

(Last Updated June 20, 2017 10:11 am )

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