Drawn and Quarterly in recent years has been releasing hardcover translations of manga by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (“The Pushman and other stories”, “Abandon the Old in Tokyo”) . Everytime I see a Tatsumi book though I can’t help wondering why no one has done the same for Yoshiharu Tsuge‘s works.
The stories that I’ve managed to find by Tsuge (“Screw Style” and “Oba’s Electroplate Factory”) were amazing, certainly for me much more engaging than the Tatsumi stories I’ve read. So it’s a shame his works are so hard to find in English. The man doesn’t even seem to have a proper entry in wikipedia! 😮
Perhaps one day soon. Maybe I should be talking to people to get it off the ground :p
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