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Gekiga Hyouryuu  
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Description
From Drawn & Quarterly:

AN EPIC MEMOIR FROM A MANGA MASTER
Over four decades ago, Yoshihiro Tatsumi expanded the horizons of comics storytelling by using the visual language of manga to tell gritty, literary stories about the private lives of everyday people. He has been called "the grandfather of Japanese alternative comics" and has influenced generations of cartoonists around the world. Now the visionary creator of "The Push Man and Other Stories" and "Good-bye" has turned his incisive, unflinching gaze upon himself. Over ten years in the making, "A Drifting Life" is Tatsumis' most ambitious, personal, and heart felt work: an autobiographical bildungsroman in comics form. Using his life long obsession with comics as a frame work, Tatsumi weaves a complex story that encompasses family dynamics, Japanese culture and history, first love, the intricacies of the manga industry, and most importantly, what it means to be an artist. Alternately humorous, enlightening, and haunting, this is the masterful summation of a fascinating life and a historic career.

Won the Grand Prize for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2009.

Won the Best Reality-Based Work and the Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia for the Eisner Award in 2010.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
劇画漂流
Życie. Powieść Graficzna. (Polish)
A Drifting Life
Hanyut
Une vie dans les marges (French)

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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes 2008 (Complete)
2 Volumes 2013 (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (40 votes)
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Last Updated
July 8th 2014, 5:28am PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher
Kodansha (2013)
Seirinkogeisha (2008)

Serialized In (magazine)
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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Drawn & Quarterly (1 Widban Volume - Completed)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #856 increased(+391)
Monthly Pos #2291 increased(+276)
3 Month Pos #3332 increased(+748)
6 Month Pos #4604 increased(+802)

List Stats
On 27 reading lists
On 158 wish lists
On 67 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 71 custom lists

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Encompassing   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pierzing
November 7th, 2012, 3:25am
Chronicling the ups and downs of life itself and depicting the brevity of events, this is the very essence of slice of life itself, if not literally. Scenes are depicted in great detail as one witnesses the tides of the mangaka's career. I enjoyed it immersely. Recommended, especially if slice of life is your thing.
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Good :)   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mizorekibishi
January 4th, 2012, 10:05am
I just read one volume from this gekiga. I bought 2 years ago, and counted as a a bit expensive for a book -__- . Personally, i love this book. The art is neat and... the story telling style is good. But... maybe according translate things, i feel a bit off. The theme is adult thing, hard to understand, but i get the main idea... This book make me enthusiasm become a good mangaka, The way sensei life was hard, but he can become like this is a good lesson for us.
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