Dragon Head's Mochizuki Launches Chiisakobee Manga
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The manga is based on Shūgorō Yamamoto's historical novel Chiisakobe, which centers on a young carpenter who cares for children orphaned by a large fire the capital city of Edo. The novel follows the carpenter as he rebuilds after the fire and cares for the children. The novel was adapted into a live-action film in 1962.
Mochizuki's Dragon Head manga was adapted into a live-action film in Japan in 2003. Two other of Mochizuki's manga, Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl, and Bataashi Kingyō, were also adapted into live-action films. Tokyopop published the original 10-volume Dragon Head manga in North America in 2006-2008.