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Tatsumi (2011) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

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Tatsumi (2011) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
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Singapore filmmaker and former comic artist Eric Khoo (My Magic) pays loving tribute to legendary mangaka Tatsumi Yoshihiro in a meticulous animated feature that stunningly combines Tatsumi's short stories and life story. Staying faithful to the original comics' aesthetics, the film parallels five of the artist's dark stories of despair, perversion, and alienation with different chapters in his life. Tatsumi himself narrates about growing up in postwar Japan, his encounters with Tezuka Osamu, and his pioneering of the adult-oriented gekiga genre, providing a fascinating window into the life and works of one of Japan's most influential artists.
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Product Title: Tatsumi (2011) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 辰巳 (2011) (DVD) (香港版) 辰巳 (2011) (DVD) (香港版) Tatsumi (2011) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Tatsumi (2011) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Bessho Tetsuya | Tatsumi Yoshihiro 別所 哲也 | Tatsumi Yoshihiro 别所哲也 | Tatsumi Yoshihiro 別所哲也 | 辰巳ヨシヒロ/著 Bessho Tetsuya | Tatsumi Yoshihiro
Director: Eric Khoo 邱金海 邱金海 Eric Khoo Eric Khoo
Release Date: 2012-10-17
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Singapore
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1, Widescreen
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-5
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: III
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1031867514

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* Special Features:
- Trailer
- Photo Gallery

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.
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