To commemorate the 75th anniversary since legendary manga artist Tezuka Osamu made his debut, Imperial Enterprises, Inc. has been selling beautiful, framed, limited-edition super high quality reproduction prints on their Premico online store. Earlier this year, they released a gorgeous reprint of Tezuka's iconic "Character Great March" which he drew for Weekly Shōnen Champion in 1976:

Now, the company has focused on one of Tezuka's most popular characters, second only to Astro Boy in international fame, the one and only Black Jack, in a wonderful portrait sure to please the most discriminating collectors and anime fans.

Entitled:『ブラック・ジャック~命をつなぐ~』burakku jakku - inochi wo tsunagu (Black Jack: Sustaining Life), and created with the supervision of Tezuka Productions, Inc., this limited set of 350 prints represents the most faithful and high-definition reproduction possible through the use of piezographic printing technology.

Imagine seeing this handsome portrait in your home. You can even imagine owning it to be a fitting homage to the famous renegade surgeon who enjoys art exhibitions in his spare time (Volume 13, Chapter 12: "Move, Solomon!")

Fans will appreciate the attention to detail, as the piezographic print faithfully reproduces the touches and traces of Osamu Tezuka's pen and the vivid colors as they were in the original picture.

Naturally, each framed reproduction comes with its own certificate of authenticity indicating its number in the series of 350, affixed to the back of the frame.

Moreover, in honor of Black Jack's lifelong commitment to medicine, 3% of the price of the print will be donated to Doctors Without Borders:

Product Details

  • Name (JP): 『ブラック・ジャック ~命をつなぐ~』
  • Translation: "Black Jack: Sustaining Life"
  • Price: 149,800 JPY + tax
  • Edition of 350
  • Goes on sale: January 4th, 2020
  • Retailer: Imperial Enterprises, Inc., PREMICO
  • Materials: Piezographic print on canvas, silver leaf on natural wood frame
  • Dimensions: Print H 44.5 cm (17.5") x W 42.7 cm (16.8") | Frame: H 54.5 cm (21.5") x W 52.7 cm (20.7") x D 5 cm (2")
  • Weight: 2.75 kg (6.1 lbs)
  • Made in Japan
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  • Copyright: © Tezuka Productions

By - Ben K.