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)
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.
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Seen in part or in whole by 23 users, rank: #2259 (of 4594)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 9.077 (Excellent), std. dev.: 0.6154, rank: #79 (of 4650)
Weighted mean: 9.049 (Excellent), rank: #84 (of 4650) (seen all: 9.05)
Bayesian estimate: 8.752 (Excellent−), rank: #25 (of 2835)
Number of tankoubon: 2
Number of pages: 420
Vintage: 1995 to 2006 (serialized in Mandarake's catalog)
Release dates: We have 4
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A Drifting Life GN (Jul 4, 2009)
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Graphic novel
    A Drifting Life (GN) 2009-04-14 (from $21.38)

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

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