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Tanpenshu (manga)

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Alternative title:
Endo Hiroki Tanpenshu (Japanese)
Hiroki Endo Short Stories
Nouvelles d'Hiroki Endo (French)
遠藤浩輝短編集 (Japanese)
Genres: drama, psychological
Plot Summary: An anthology of seven short stories spread across two volumes. Volume 1 is comprised of The Crows, The Girl, And The Yakuza (in which an outcast Yakuza is sheltered by a disfigured runaway girl), Because You're Definitely A Cute Girl (in which a seemingly normal school girl snaps with murderous results) and For Those Of Us Who Don't Believe In God (in which a university theatre group puts on a play that is echoed and overshadowed by their own real life dramas). Volume 2 is comprised of Hang (an erotic sci-fi piece following an unlikely trio), High School Girl 2000 (a semi- autobiographical piece covering Endo’s premature midlife crisis), Platform (a two-part piece in which the son of a Yakuza boss encounters love, loss, family and violence) and Boys Don’t Cry (a very short comedic piece).
User Ratings: 46 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:4, Eng:3)
 Excellent: 20 votes (Eng:11, sub:4, dub:4, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Very good: 10 votes (Eng:4, sub:3, ?:1, dub:1, others:1
1 French
 Good: 4 votes (Eng:4)
 Decent: 4 votes (Eng:4)
 So-so: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Not really good: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 79 users, rank: #1050 (of 6718)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.413 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.2261, rank: #429 (of 7449)
Weighted mean: 8.352 (Very good+), rank: #574 (of 7449) (seen all: 8.43 / seen some: 7.14)
Bayesian estimate: 8.300 (Very good+), rank: #142 (of 3485)
Number of tankoubon: 2
Vintage: 1996 (serialized in Afternoon; first two chapters)
Release dates: We have 4
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Graphic novel
    Tanpenshu (GN 1) 2007-01-17
    Tanpenshu (GN 2) 2007-05-30 (from $45.94)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Hiroki Endo
Japanese companies
Publisher: Kodansha
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Lia Ribacchi
Translation: Kumar Sivasubramanian

Collection Design: M. Joshua Elliott
Digital Production: Aren Kittilsen
Editing: Philip Simon
Editorial Assistant: Ryan Jorgensen
Lettering: Steve Dutro
Publisher: Mike Richardson
English companies
Licensed by: Dark Horse Comics
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Génération Comics
French cast
German cast
German staff
Translation: Ute Maaz
German companies
Publisher: Egmont Manga & Anime (Egmont Manga & Anime)

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