Tatsumi Yoshihiro: a pioneer of gekiga before it became manga

As pervasive as manga is today, it's hard to imagine this particular type of Japanese comics isn't the only kind. Whereas "Manga" might be translated as "whimsical pictures", gekiga, — the kind of Japanese comics that recently deceased Tatsumi Yoshihori (June 10, 1935 - March 7, 2015) has pioneered since 1957 — translates to "dramatic pictures", implying a far more serious nature.

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