|From dramatic comic framing...|
But it is another "joy" – if underage incest, rape, family-enforced imprisonment in a cellar, murder, political intrigue and the after effects of war can be termed "joy". That sounds sensationalist, but this is simply a melodramatic, large-scale creation around corruption and hope. I call it modern, but I'd be curious to see how it would fare with the current Tokyo bill on depictions of sexuality in manga for minors. Ayako is pretty clearly an "adult" book in itself and therefore possibly unaffected, but Tezuka crosses over age groups extensively and it would be interesting (if impossible, of course) to know, if he was writing now, how he would approach his work in the light of the restrictions.
|...to the suddenly detailed.|
It's from Vertical publishing again. Chipp Kidd had been doing the Tezuka cover designs, but this time the cover is by Peter Mendelshund, and it's an excellent, understated, clean design with a neat handwritten font for the title.
|How would Tezuka fit |
comfortably with the current
regulations in Tokyo?