Tropic of the Sea Graphic Novel
/ Supernatural (Age Rating 16+)
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Yosuke's family has a
strange tradition: once every sixty years they
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, turning the egg into a tourist trap, what will happen to the promise their family made to the mermaids generations ago?
Satoshi Kon's first feature-length
manga, Tropic of the Sea includes a dozen black and white art plates from the
original release plus a 5-page essay written by Kon in 1999 detailing his
transition from the manga industry to the animation business.
|Tropic of the Sea Graphic Novel (220 pgs)|