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  • © Yaro Abe 2017

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umareta toki kara hetakuso
(Born Awkward)

ABE Yaro


An autobiographical manga based on the artist's childhood days in Nakamura, Kochi Prefecture, during the 1960s and 70s. The day to day lives of bumbling father Akira, reticent but steady mother Asami, and withdrawn, contemplative son Makoto are depicted through humorous and touching episodes, written in the local dialect, that evoke nostalgic memories of the Showa era.

© Yaro Abe 2017


ABE Yaro


Born in 1963 in Kochi Prefecture. He made his manga publishing debut with Yamamoto mimikaki ten (Yamamoto Earpick Store) (Shogakukan) after it won the Shogakukan Newcomer Comic Grand Prize in 2003.

( 2017 )

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