Ayako [Paperback] (GN)

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Title: Ayako [Paperback]
Volume: GN
Pages: 704
Distributor: Vertical

Release date: 2013-02-12
Suggested retail price: $24.95
Age rating: 16+

ISBN-10: 1935654780 1935654780
ISBN-13: 9781935654780 9781935654780

Long considered as one of Osamu Tezuka’s most political narratives, Ayako is also considered to be one of his most challenging as it defies the conventions of his manga by utilizing a completely original cast and relying solely on historical drama to drive the plot. Ayako, pulls no punches, and does not allow for gimmicks as science-fiction or fantasy may. Instead Tezuka weaves together a tale which its core simply focuses on a single family, a family that could be considered a metaphor for a rapidly developing superpower.

Overflowing with imagery of the cold war seen through Japan’s eyes, Ayako is firmly set in realism taking inspiration ...

(added on 2012-05-28, modified on 2012-05-28)

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