Yukiko's Spinach

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Narrator or character? Reality or fiction? In this tender work of cinema, Boilet recounts an intimate love story in today's Tōkyō between an everyday Japanese girl, Yukiko, and her occidental lover. Passionate, gentle, fresh and vibrant, it is a love so strong it hurts. Quietly paced, the story unfolds in a host of innovative techniques both narrative and visual. At the heart of the title is Boilet's deliberate (mis)use of the pronounced Japanese for navel and spinach. First serialized in 2000 - 2001 in the ...

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Overview

Narrator or character? Reality or fiction? In this tender work of cinema, Boilet recounts an intimate love story in today's Tōkyō between an everyday Japanese girl, Yukiko, and her occidental lover. Passionate, gentle, fresh and vibrant, it is a love so strong it hurts. Quietly paced, the story unfolds in a host of innovative techniques both narrative and visual. At the heart of the title is Boilet's deliberate (mis)use of the pronounced Japanese for navel and spinach. First serialized in 2000 - 2001 in the monthly Furansugo Kaiwa it is the defining work of Boilet's Nouvelle Manga movement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788493309343
  • Publisher: Ponent Mon S.L.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Frédéric Boilet was born in 1960 at Épinal on the Moselle River in eastern France. He debuted in comics in 1983 and went on to write several titles with Benoît Peeters. In 1993 he won a Kodansha grant and moved to Japan. In 2001 he organized the Nouvelle Manga event in Tōkyō fusing Japanese and European comics. He continues to live and work in Japan.

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