Friday, June 15, 2007

CASHMAN SAVING SOLDIER

Today I found a rare comic by Akira Toriyama in Amazon Japan Marketplace. Cashman, based on a character developed by Toriyama for a threepart story originally published in Shueisha's V-Jump magazine in 1990 and 1991 and collected for the first time in Akira Toriyama's Maru Saku Gekijo #3 and re-released in Akira Toriyama's Makan Zenseki 2. In this book the story continues but this time Toriyama  left the script in hands of Takao Koyama while Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru did the drawings. The resulting work is visually stunning. Toriyamas pure style but kind of different, in a way is hard to explain. 

貯金戦士キャッシュマン

Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: 1998-VII-1
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 184
Size: 7 x 4.6 x 0.6 inches
Retail price: ¥514
ISBN-10: 4088725867
ISBN-13: 978-4088725864

Author / revision: Akira Toriyama
script: Takao Koyama
drawings: Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru