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  • Published: 15 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781939130068
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 236
  • RRP: $24.99
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Tropic Of The Sea


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Yosuke's family has a strange tradition - once every sixty years they receive an egg from a mermaid. When the egg matures his family dutifully returns it to the sea, where the whole process is then repeated. In exchange for this favor, the mer-people bless his coastal town with bountiful catches of fish and calm seas. But as a commercial development encroach on the sleepy seaside village and Yosuke's father is lured away from tradition towards modern properity, and turns the egg into a tourist trap, what will happen to the promise their family made to the mermaids generations ago? Tropic of the Sea Satoshi Kon's first feature length manga, includes a dozen black and white art plates from his original release, along with a 5-page essay written by Kon in 1999 detailing his transition from the manga industry to the animation business.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781939130068
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 236
  • RRP: $24.99

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