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Japanese: 北斎


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: 1986 to 1987
Theme: Historical Historical
Serialization: None
Authors: Ishinomori, Shoutarou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.321 (scored by 305305 users)
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Ranked: #43582
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Popularity: #15182
Members: 847
Favorites: 9
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Hokusai is one of the most famous masters of Japanese prints, author of "The Great Wave of Kanagawa."

After living 42 years as Souri Tawaraya, the artist decides to take the name of Hokusai in order to create a new and unique style, but in doing so he becomes a stranger in his own domain... Hokusai will have to struggle to find his place, live and impose the style that amazed Japan and the world


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May 30, 2021
"If I could only have one more day, I could do a great painting."
- Katsushika Hokusai

Hokusai is a gekiga, more specifically a jidaigeki written ...
Jan 19, 2023
Spanning through decades of the life of the legendary artist known for "The 36 views of Mount Fuji" (The great wave of Kanagawa being the most famous of them), "Hokusai" is in some ways The Citizen Kane of the manga world. It knows it can't tell you the whole life story of this widely complex man and it doesn't try to, instead, it marvelously achieves the feat of printing the soul and ideals of the man in the manga pages. Hokusai is an absolute must read if you're looking for complex characters with even more complex philosophies with very interesting discussions about art.

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