Tanpenshu (GN 1)
Volume: GN 1
Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
Release date: 2007-01-17
Suggested retail price: $12.95
Age rating: 17+
Heart wrenching and complex, Tanpenshu volume 1 is the first of two collections of powerful, shorter works by Hiroki Endo. The three stories in this first volume are mature explorations of humanity's constant, fumbling attempts to find hope and meaning in a confusing, violent world.
A disfigured misfit befriends a doomed yakuza outcast, a group of school kids fail to see the anger that's about to boil over from one of their own, and members of an experimental theatre troupe embark on a project that will test both their friendships and the group's grasp on reality.
Story and art by Hiroki Endo.
(added on 2006-10-18, modified on 2006-10-18)
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