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    DescriptionYosuke'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.


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    Title
    Tropic of the Sea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Satoshi Kon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781939130068
    ISBN 10: 1939130069
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    DC21: 741.5
    DC22: 741.5
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.1
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Ingram Subject Code: GW
    BIC subject category V2: FXA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004050
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-GW
    DC22: 741.5/952
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004070, CGN006000, CGN004030
    LC classification: PN6790.J33 K65813 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: XAM
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Vertical Inc.
    Imprint name
    Vertical Inc.
    Publication date
    19 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Satoshi Kon was born on October 12, 1963. While in college, at the Musashino Art University, Kon made his debut as a manga artist with the short manga "Toriko" (1984) and earned a runner-up spot in Kodansha's 10th Annual Tetsuya Chiba Awards. Afterward, he found work as Katsuhiro Otomo's assistant. Kon is credited by some, including TIME, magazine as one of the faces most responsible for bringing Japanese pop-culture to America. His feature length films "Perfect Blue, Paprika, Millennium Actress" and "Tokyo Godfathers " We're all distributed in theaters across the States and saw critical acclaim worldwide earning a number of awards in the process. Kon died on August 24, 2010 at the age of 46.