Anime Programming in the US
Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
Lost in Translation
Release date: 2009-04-14
Suggested retail price: $34.95
Age rating: 16 - 18 Years
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.
Story and art by Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
(added on 2011-09-06, modified on 2011-09-06)