Life begins at 40, whether you're ready for it or not.
This is the story of a forty-year-old salaryman who quits his job to pursue his dream of becoming a manga artistand the family that has to put up with him. While not terribly unhappy, Shizuo Oguro can't fight the feeling that something in his life just isn't right, so he walks away from his stable (yet boring) day job to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Unfortunately for his family, this journey also involves playing video games all day while his teenage daughter and elderly father support him. Will Shizuo succeed in creating a true manga masterpiece, or will he be just another dropout living a life of slack?
Just as Shizuo Oguro is finally about to make his longed-for debut as a professional manga artist... his editor quits. Although Shizuo's dreams are shattered, he has a shot at redemption: all he has to do is get the new editor to publish him. But how can a 42-year-old, slacker guy convince a 23-year-old, no-nonsense woman to give him a chance? Is it time for Shizuo to finally give it his all?
Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.
About the Author
Shunju Aono was born in Ibaraki Prefecture. In 2001 he won the Young Magazine 45th Chiba Tetsuya Award in the Newcomers category, but was never published. In 2005, he won the 17th Ikkiman IKKI newcomers award and finally debuted with Somato (Kaleidoscope). His current series, I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow, is currently in IKKI magazine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I own the first 3 volumes of I'll Give It My All Tomorrow as physical copies, and decided that with shrinking bookshelf space I would go digital. The story continues the highs and lows of Shizuo Oguro's attempt at becoming a manga artist, and this volume goes hard at striking emotional chords. More so than the previous volumes. What's most important about a manga like this is that it strives to have the reader understand the complicated, interconnected experiences of an individuals life is important to take into account before judging their character. Also, it's what it is they're working towards and the part the play in seemingly random peoples lives that is most interesting, and telling of who they are inside. This volume specifically, drives the point home.