Distributor: Drawn & Quarterly
Release date: 2012-03-14
Suggested retail price: $16.95
Age rating: 16+
Drawn in 1971 and 1972, these stories expand Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s prolific artist’s vocabulary for characters contextualized by themes of depravity and disorientation in twentieth-century Japan.
Some of the tales focus on the devastation the country felt as a result of World War II: in one story a man devotes twenty years to preserving the memory of those killed at Hiroshima, only to discover a horrible misconception at the heart of his tribute. Yet, while American influence does play a role in the disturbing and bizarre stories contained within this volume, as always it is Tatsumi’s characters that bear his hallmark, muddling through isolated despair and...
(added on 2012-02-16, modified on 2012-02-16)
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