At the end of the Heian Period (12th century), a hunter named Benta comes to Kyoto in search of his abducted fiancée, Obuu. Obuu is forced to become the attendant of a powerful man of the time, who wishes to cheat death and extend the life of his clan by obtaining the legendary phoenix. Meanwhile, dissent is brewing among a people fed up with their corrupt government. Kyoto is on the verge of a civil war!
About the Author
Regarded by many as the "God of Manga," Osamu Tezuka was a prolific author and artist, and is generally regarded as the single figure responsible for developing Japan's massive manga and anime industries. His cinematic art style and novelistic narratives have made his work as universally accessible and relevant now as when first published in Japan. A list of his well-known and universally loved work includes the classic Jungle Emperor Leo (also known as Kimba the White Lion), Black Jack, Adolf, Mighty Atom (known as Astro Boy in the U.S.) and Metropolis (made into a hit anime film in 2001).