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Ayako

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ISBN-10: 1935654780

ISBN-13: 9781935654780

Edition: 2013

Authors: Osamu Tezuka

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Overflowing with imagery of the Cold War seen through Japan's eyes, Ayako is firmly set in realism taking inspiration from a number of historical events that occurred over the American occupation and the cultural revolution which soon followed. It focuses on the Tenge clan, a once-powerful family of landowners living in a rural northern Japan. The increasing influence of political, economic and social change begins to tear into the many Tenge siblings.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Kodansha America, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Osamu Tezuka (1928-89) is the godfather of Japanese manga comics. He originally intended to become a doctor and earned his degree before turning to what was then a medium for children. His many early masterpieces include the series known in the U.S. as Astro Boy. With his sweeping vision, deftly interwined plots, feel for the workings of power, and indefatigable commitment to human dignity, Tezuka elevated manga to an art form. The later Tezuka, who authored Buddha, often had in mind the mature readership that manga gained in the sixties and that had only grown ever since. The Kurosawa of Japanese pop culture, Osamu Tezuka is a twentieth century classic.