Ode to Kirihito by Osamu Tezuka

Thursday, Jul 2, 2009

Here’s a bizarre tale by “the godfather of Japanese manga comics”. Dr. Kirihito of M University Hospital takes a research trip to a remote village where a man with the mysterious Monmow disease has come from. While there, in addition to contracting the disease, he learns that the director has sabotaged his career and tried to kill him. Full of political maneuvering, love entanglements, and the threat of Monmow, this graphic novel’s got it all.

Reader’s of traditional novels who are interested in exploring graphic fiction might stick to classic stories like those found in Will Eisner’s Contract With God.

Written by Helen H.

Fun fact: I adore furry faces.