Yes, the entirety of Taiyo Matsumoto's eight-volume saga, No. 5, is now in the midst of being collected – in four, 300+ page, double-size volumes – in English (translated by Matsumoto's longtime American collaborator, Michael Arias) for the first time! Originally published in Japan a full twenty years ago, No. 5 is an intriguing and intoxicating amalgam of Matsuoto's international influences, notable among them Moebius, Otomo and Hugo Pratt. No. 5 is Matsumoto's most daring and experimental work, and readers will have to stay focused to keep up with all the twists and turns. Those who do will receive ample rewards for their pains, as this series is filled with dazzling artwork as Matsumoto shows off his incredible artistic range.
This second volume collects the third and fourth volumes of the original series, and comes with a new, super-wraparound-French-flapped cover and fold out poster. The following two volumes – which will be released at three-month intervals through April of 2022.
No. 5 is an epic science fiction / fantasy adventure set in a topsy-turvy world of Matsumoto's own devising where everything looks and feels simultaneously familiar and alien. So, settle in, buckle up and get ready for some fantastic comics/manga! We're at the halfway mark at the conclusion of this volume.