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A Drifting Life (manga)

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Alternative title:
Gekiga Hyōryū (Japanese)
Una Vida errante (Spanish)
Una vita tra i margini (Italian)
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.
User Ratings: 21 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (Eng:4)
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 Very good: 4 votes (Eng:4)
 Good: 1 vote (Eng:1)
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 Worst ever: 2 votes (Eng:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 35 users, rank: #1902 (of 6677)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.048 (Very good), std. dev.: 2.7164, rank: #789 (of 7367)
Weighted mean: 8.895 (Excellent), rank: #279 (of 7367) (seen all: 8.89)
Bayesian estimate: 8.704 (Excellent−), rank: #29 (of 3471)
Number of tankoubon: 2
Number of pages: 420
Chapter titles: We have 49
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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    A Drifting Life (GN) 2009-04-14 (from $27.96)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Japanese companies
Publisher: Seirinkogeisha
English staff
English cast
English companies
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (USA and abroad)
Raincoast Books (Canada)
Licensed by: Drawn & Quarterly
Production Cooperation: The Japan Foundation
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)
Italian staff
Italian companies
Publisher: BAO Publishing
Italian cast
Polish cast
Polish staff
Translation: Krzysztof Uliszewski
Polish companies

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