Tropic of the Sea (Paperback)
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Short Description for Tropic of the Sea "Originally published in Japanese as Shinsouban Kaikisen by Kodansha, Ltd., 2011."
- Published: 19 September 2013
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781939130068 ISBN 10: 1939130069
- Sales rank: 46,965
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Full description for Tropic of the Sea
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.