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Tatsumi

Directed by

Eric Khoo

Year

Runtime

2011

96 minutes

Genre

Animation, Biography, Drama

Language

Japanese

Synopsis

TATSUMI celebrates the life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. In post-war occupied Japan, young Tatsumi’s passion for comics eventually becomes a means of supporting his poor family. Already published as a teenager, talented Tatsumi finds even greater inspiration after meeting his idol, famous Disneyesque animator Osamu Tezuka. Despite his steady success, Tatsumi begins to question why Japanese comics should cater to children with cute and whimsical tales and drawings.

In 1957, Tatsumi coins the term gekiga (dramatic pictures) and redefines the manga landscape by encouraging an alternative genre for adults. Realistic and disquieting, Tatsumi’s work begins to grapple with the darker aspects of life...

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Producer(s)

Tan Fong Cheng, Phil Mitchell, Freddie Yeo, Eric Khoo

Produced by

Zhao Wei Films

International Sales/Distribution

Cast

Tetsuya Bessho, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Tags

2011, Animation, Biography, Drama, Alternative, Adult, Manga, Success, Teenage, Teenager, Post War, Comics, Japanese

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