Yoshihiro Tatsumi is a Japanese mangaka whose works include Gekiga Hyouryuu, Abandon the old in Tokyo, Black Blizzard and The Push Man and Other Stories. He is a very liked and celebrated Japanese author, although not as famous worldwide as Tite Kubo (Bleach) and Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto). It is no wonder an animated adaptation of one of his stories, Gekiga Hyouryuu (A Drifting Life) to be precise, has been nominated as the artwork for consideration for the upcoming Oscar awards. The interesting this is that it was elected by Singapore. The movie will screen at the Cannes Film Festival. The 84th annual Academy Awards (Oscars for those who are not familiar with the other name) will be held February 26, 2012. The official listings of the nominated movies are not announced yet.
The story is a semi-autobiography of the author, Tatsumi, depicting his struggle to get a grip on life and defeat all hardships he faces after World War II.
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