Yakuza Moon: The True Story of a Gangster's Daughter (The Manga Edition)

Yakuza Moon: The True Story of a Gangster's Daughter (The Manga Edition)

by Shoko Tendo, Sean Michael Wilson, Michiru Morikawa
     
 

In this lively and inspiring adaptation by a rising star in the manga world, and with illustrations by a leading artist, Shoko Tendo's powerful story has been recreated. Yakuza Moon is a heartrending and eye-opening account of her experiences growing up in Japan's gangster society.

Born into the family of a wealthy yakuza boss, Shoko Tendo lived her early years

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Overview

In this lively and inspiring adaptation by a rising star in the manga world, and with illustrations by a leading artist, Shoko Tendo's powerful story has been recreated. Yakuza Moon is a heartrending and eye-opening account of her experiences growing up in Japan's gangster society.

Born into the family of a wealthy yakuza boss, Shoko Tendo lived her early years in luxury. But labeled "the yakuza kid," she was the victim both of bullying and discrimination from teachers and classmates at school, and of her father's drunken rages at home. Then, the family fell into debt, and Tendo fell in with the wrong crowd. By the age of fifteen she was a gang member; by the age of eighteen, a drug addict; and in her twenties, a willing participant in a series of abusive and violent relationships with men.

Tendo sank lower and lower. After the death of her parents and her own suicide attempt, she began a tortuous, soul-searching reevaluation of the road she had taken. An unconventional act of empowerment (getting tattooed from the base of her neck to the tips of her toes) finally helped her take control of her life, leading to redemption and happiness.

Already an international success and translated into fourteen languages, Tendo's story is sure to appeal to many new fans in this outstanding graphic version.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784770031464
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,455,654
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Yakuza Moon is Shoko Tendo's first book. She lives in Tokyo with her young daughter and works as a freelance writer.

Sean Michael Wilson has written a number of comic books and manga, including KI's Hagakure. He is also the editor of the groundbreaking collection AX: Alternative Manga.

Michiru Morikawa, an artist and illustrator, won the prestigious International Manga and Anime Award in the U.K., and the prize for Best New Manga Artist from Kodansha in Tokyo.

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