Tokyo Tribe Creator Santa Inoue Launches Manga About His Move to Los Angeles
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Parisian-born Japanese manga artist Santa Inoue (Tokyo Tribe) launched the Santa no LA Life 50-sai no Mangaka ga Kazoku to LA ni Hikkoshita Hanashi (Santa's L.A. Life: Story of a 50-Year-Old Manga Creator Who Moved to L.A. With His Family) manga on Monday. The manga tells the story of Inoue's recent move to Los Angeles, California, and the first chapter is available digitally in Japan through various platforms such as Amazon's Kindle.
Inoue obtained a green card and moved with his family to Los Angeles at the end of 2017. Inoue had dreamed of living in the United States for the past 15 years, and the manga tells the story of his new life. The first full-color 10-page chapter discusses the details of the move, as well as troubles Inoue ran into despite having a cell phone.
Each chapter will serialize separately for a fee, and one new chapter will debut every month.
Inoue will appear at Anime Expo in July. He will have a booth in The Annex, a fashion and art showcase area adjacent to Artist Alley, and will participate in live art and portfolio review sessions.
Inoue's Tokyo Tribe manga inspired a television anime adaptation in 2006, and Inoue appeared as himself in one episode. The manga also inspired a live-action film in 2014. Inoue's other manga include Rinjin 13-gō, Inoue Santa, and Born 2 Die.