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 32 users, rank: #1959 (of 5888)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.444 (Very good+), std. dev.: 2.1915, rank: #439 (of 6233)
Weighted mean: 8.949 (Excellent), rank: #278 (of 6233) (seen all: 8.95)
Bayesian estimate: 8.729 (Excellent−), rank: #29 (of 3272)
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)
Polish staff
Polish cast
Translation: Krzysztof Uliszewski
Polish companies

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