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Say It With Manga – Old Manga Edition

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This week saw the launch of publisher PictureBox’s Ten Cent Manga initiative, with Shigeru Sugiura’s Last of the Mohicans introducing the line.  I was a bit surprised to find that Ten Cent Manga is apparently more for highlighting books that have an interesting artistic lineage, and not necessarily older titles (in the case of Sugiura, his artwork is a bizarre cross between 50s cutesy manga and 60s American action comics).  The edition of Last of the Mohicans that PictureBox published is a redrawn 1973-74 edition, whereas the original volume was drawn in 1953.  I was hoping for the 1953 edition, as there are very few examples of older titles that have come out in the States.  So what are some of the oldest manga that have been translated into English?  Here’s a look.

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