Alabaster (manga)


Cover of "Alabaster" volume 1 from the Osamu Tezuka Manga Complete Works edition
Genre Crime, Science fiction
Written by Osamu Tezuka
Published by Akita Shoten
English publisher

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Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion
Original run December 27, 1970June 28, 1971
Volumes 3

Alabaster (アラバスター Arabastaa) is a manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka, published in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion from December 1970 to June 1971. Digital Manga successfully crowdfunded the publication of the manga in English in 2015.[1]


James Block is a former sports star whose criminal endeavors landed him in jail. In prison he meets "Dr. F", a strange old man who tells James about a beam that can turn living things invisible. After escaping from prison, James finds and uses the laser on himself. But, because the beam has not been perfected yet, it only rendered his skin invisible, leaving his insides visible to the outside. Angered at his disfigurement, James takes the name "Alabaster" and begins eliminating the hypocrites and the boastful. He is joined by Ami Ozawa, the granddaughter of "Doctor F", who was rendered invisible after the doctor used his pregnant daughter as an "F Beam" test subject. On their trail is Rock, a vicious FBI agent.


Alabaster aka James Block
Susan Ross
Doctor F
Ami Ozawa
Kanihei Ozawa
Prosecutor Ozawa
Genya (Gen) Yamagata
Rock Holmes
See also: Rock Holmes


  1. "Publish Osamu Tezuka's Alabaster Vol.1-2". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2016-09-04.

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