I got this from the Newport Beach Public library. This is volume two of a series which is still in process + I am going to basically rush out and get all of the other issues–a completely mind blowing collection of short stories–about half from “adult magazines” and half from standard Manga magazines.
This is stuff from the middle of Tatsumi’s career–he has invented gekiga, but he is still working out the details of his story telling. The art is rock solid. The stories contain elements of magic realism, gritty realism, and even psychological anxiety.
Tremendous art throughout.
The best comic I have read this year by a lot.
Adrian Tomine edits the series and has an interview at the end which provides some very helpful insight into the work and personality of the artist.