Next up in our roundup of proto figures shown at the 2012 Summer Wonder Festival is this set of mini figures from Linden (リンデン). Linden always brings some of the most interesting figures to Wonder Festival, and this time, along with some smashing one-day license releases based on the Gegege no Kitaro manga and Adventure Island console game, they previewed a beautiful set of upcoming figures.
The figures are based on Phoenix, a famous, long-running manga series by Osamu Tezuka (1956-1989), who is also known for titles such as Astro Boy, Black Jack, and Metropolis.
Phoenix, or Hi no Tori (火の鳥) in Japanese, was a 12 volume series published between 1967-1988.
Some volumes in the series were made into anime, and there was even a live action movie.