Mars Volume 3 Chapter 1

Mars' battle against the remaining Gods continues in Egypt, and this time his opponent can emit heat as hot as the sun! Thanks to Hokuto no Gun and HappyScans!

Mars Volume 3 Chapter 1

Tune back in tomorrow for the first chapter of Getter Robo Arc! And don't forget to donate if you can spare a couple bucks - any amount is appreciated! Remember, any help we get goes towards buying more manga raws and securing translators. Lately, I've been trying to get a project going for Ishikawa's Kyomu Senki manga series. But first I need to get the hard-to-find and even-harder-to-ship raws.

Kyomu Senki (虚無戦記) is one of Ken Ishikawa's longest works. On the Futabasha cover for the series, it boldly states: "Ken Ishikawa's Life Work". Needless to say, it's piqued my interests; for a few years now, actually. The specific details of the saga are largely unknown to me. What I do know is that Kyomu Senki is actually a collection of different series that Ishikawa wrote. Some of them full fledged manga series in their own right, others short stories, and some in-between. Apparently, somehow or another, these stories are interconnected - even though they take place in vastly different time periods and places. Some of the series that make up Kyomu Senki are: Kyomu Senshi Miroku, Skull Killer Jakioh, and Tiger of 5000 Light Years (the original version of this is already scanned. But the Kyomu Senki version continues the story further). As far as I can tell, these are the three main stories. Anyway, it's just one of many Ishikawa series that I want to see translated into English. With Getter Robo Saga coming to a close in the future, I've got to get my Ishikawa fix. Included below are some images of (from left to right) Skull Killer Jakioh, Kyomu Senshi Miroku and the Kyomu Senki collection (Futabasha).

In other news, there's a brand-new Dynamic Pro related forum on the web. Visit Nagai Again and discuss all of your favorite anime and manga series! Any series on this blog is pretty much fair game to post on the forums as far I can tell. Hopefully, this website can become a centralized spot for Dynamic Pro and other oldschool manga fans.


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  2. Great news!
    I wish someone would sub Kyomu Senshi Miroku OVA too.

  3. Oh nice, I'd been wondering what the hell the thing that is apparently Jakioh was ever since seeing it in a Getter Robo artbook I bought years ago. First and foremost, I'm looking forward to Arc being completed (Thank you! I'm so glad this actually happened after it seemed like a distant dream in the past), but I'll certainly be interested to see this should it get taken up.

    Also, for fun, here's the intro to the Miroku anime (six episodes, 1989):

  4. Hey, I'm planning to go to Japan in 2014 in order to get all (or most atleast) Go Nagai and especially Ken Ishikawa mangas such Jubei's Death, Miroku, and Mazinger-Z ect. How lucky am I finding them in some Japanese ''Used manga stores''?
    Looking at the Japanese Amazon.jp they were pretty easy to find, but how about IN Japan?.

    1. That's a good question. If you set up someway to ship stuff from Amazon.jp to an address in Japan, you can get around the absurd out of country shipping prices that are characteristic of used books. But as far as actual stores in Japan, I've got no clue.