Rock Boukenki

Manga, vol.2 (1952)



Genres: Adventure, Science-Fiction, Shounen
Tags: Aliens, Present
Release Date: 07.1952 ‑ 04.1954
Studios: Kodansha Ltd., Kodama Press, Kadokawa Shoten, Fusion Product Inc., Shougakukan Inc., Mushi Production Co., Ltd., Suzuki Publishing Co., Ltd.
Type: Manga (1952)
Volumes: 2

Alternative names:

Rock Home's Adventures
The Adventure of Rock
A mysterious celestial body, dubbed "Dimon" comes into close orbit around Earth. Rock, the son of Dimon's discoverer, is put in charge of the first Earth expedition to the new planet. They discover two sentient races there, a race of bird people and a second race of metamorphic clay people who are used as slaves by the birds. Rock adopts an injured baby bird person and raises it, learning more about their culture. As humans and the bird people come into conflict, it falls to Rock to act as a cultural ambassador and attempt to prevent war.
In the year 19XX, a new celestial body has been discovered in the same orbit as Earth. Dubbed "Planet Deimon" after its discoverer, Doctor Deimon, the planet's orbit soon slows, coming into close proximity with Earth. After a severe storm, the planet becomes Earth's second satellite.
Doctor Deimon's son, Rock, organizes an expedition to explore the new planet and discovers that there are two races of sentient beings living on Deimon. The "Epumu", a race of avian people with the ability to fly, and the "Ruboroom", a race of metamorphic clay men who are slaves to the "Epumu".
After his first journey to Deimon, Rock adopts a baby "Epumu" chick named "Chiko" and raises him, learning more about Deimon culture and the differences between human and "Epumu" civilization. However, as the conflict between the people of Earth and the people of Deimon escalate, Rock becomes the ambassador for the two worlds and attempts to find a way to bring peace to everyone. (Source: Manga Updates)


Osamu Tezuka (Story & Art)

Related characters:

Rock Holmes
Rock Holmes