A Drifting Life (manga)

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Alternative title:
Gekiga Hyōryū (Japanese) 
Una Vida errante (Spanish) 
Życie. Powieść graficzna (Polish) 
劇画漂流 (Japanese) 
Genres: drama , psychological , romance 
Themes: art , historical 
Plot Summary: Spanning fifteen years from August of 1945 to June of 1960, Tatsumi's stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father's financial burdens and his parents' failing marriage, his jealous brother's deteriorating health, and the innumerable pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan. He dreams of following in the considerable footsteps of his idol, manga artist Osamu Tezuka - with whom Tatsumi eventually became peers and, at times, stylistic rivals. 
User Ratings: 14 ratings have been given [details]
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 Worst ever: 1 vote (Eng:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 28 users, rank: #2053 (of 4772)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.500 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 2.4422, rank: #417 (of 4880)
Weighted mean: 9.121 (Excellent), rank: #94 (of 4880) (seen all: 9.12)
Bayesian estimate: 8.824 (Excellent−), rank: #20 (of 2906)
Number of tankoubon: 2 
Number of pages: 420 
Vintage: 1995 to 2006 (serialized in Mandarake's catalog) 
Release dates: We have 4
A Drifting Life GN (Jul 4, 2009)
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Graphic novel
    A Drifting Life (GN) 2009-04-14 (from $27.11)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Yoshihiro Tatsumi 
Japanese companies
Publisher: Seirinkogeisha 
English staff
English companies
Licensed by: Drawn & Quarterly 
English cast
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation: Alberto Sakai (Spain ed.) 

Graphic Design: Manuel Bartual (Spain ed.) 
Lettering: Ana González De la Peña (Spain ed.) 
Spanish companies
Publisher: Astiberri (Spain) 
Polish staff
Polish cast
Translation: Krzysztof Uliszewski 
Polish companies
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Komiksowe 

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