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Tropic of the Sea

By illustrator. author 1963-2010 Satoshi Kon

Yosuke's family has a strange tradition - once every sixty years they receive an egg from a mermaid. When the egg matures his family dutifully returns it to the sea, where the whole process is then repeated. In exchange for this favor, the mer-people bless his coastal town with bountiful catches of fish and calm seas.

But as a commercial development encroach on the sleepy seaside village and Yosuke's father is lured away from tradition towards modern properity, and turns the egg into a tourist trap, what will happen to the promise their family made to the mermaids generations ago?

Tropic of the Sea Satoshi Kon's first feature length manga, includes a dozen black and white art plates from his original release, along with a 5-page essay written by Kon in 1999 detailing his transition from the manga industry to the animation business.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781939130068


Format: Book
Author: Kon, Satoshi, 1963-2010, author, illustrator.
Title: Tropic of the sea / Satoshi Kon ; translation, Maya Rosewood.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Vertical Inc., 2013.
Subject: Sea gods -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction. Fantasy comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan.
Isbn: 9781939130068 (paperback) 1939130069
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: Manga Kon
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Bib Id: 457742

Format: Book
Author: Kon, Satoshi, 1963-2010, author, illustrator.
Title: Tropic of the sea / Satoshi Kon ; translation, Maya Rosewood.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Vertical Inc., 2013.
Description: vi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Subjects: Sea gods -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction.
Subjects: Fantasy comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan.
Other Author: Rosewood, Maya translator.
Notes: "Originally published in Japanese as Shinsouban Kaikisen by Kodansha, Ltd., 2011".
Notes: Reads from right to left.
ISBN: 9781939130068 (paperback)
ISBN: 1939130069
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: Manga Kon