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Ten no ketsumyaku
(Descended from the Emperor)

YASUHIKO Yoshikazu


The third volume in a series of epic historical manga about modern-era Japan, following Nijiiro no Trotsky (Rainbow-hued Trotsky) and Odo no inu (Dog of Justice). AZUMI Ryo, a hapless student who arrives in Manchuria on the eve of the Russo-Japanese War, finds himself embroiled in international intrigues. The story follows his growth as he forges his own path in a narrative that casts a sharp eye on modern Japanese politics and nation-building.



YASUHIKO Yoshikazu


Born in 1947 in Hokkaido. Manga artist and animation director.

( 2017 )

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