Otomo The Complete Works #4
A Japanese boy leaves his hometown in Japan and comes to the U.S. by himself to open a judo and karate dojo in a corner of New York City. In New York, a city of diverse people of all races, genders, and lifestyles, he is frustrated as he struggles to recruit students, and the series "Sayonara Nippon" depicts the incidents and disturbances he gets involved in and the struggles and setbacks he sometimes faces. This third book by Katsuhiro Otomo, published by Futabasha in 1981, is the author's first "series of works with the same main character. The collection includes eight short manga published before and after the collection. The short stories include three from "Highway Star" (1979, Futabasha), four including the two title stories from "GOOD WEATHER" (1981, Kitan-sha), and one from "Kanojo no Omoide..." (1990, Kodansha). The color pages are reproduced as they were when first published, and the author's own commentary is included in this complete edition!