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Synonyms: Love's Bride, AX: A Collection of Alternative Manga, Existenzen und andere Abgründe
Japanese: 大発掘


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 14, 1971 to Aug 30, 2003
Authors: Tatsumi, Yoshihiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.101 (scored by 48 users)
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Ranked: #81482
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Popularity: #19928
Members: 155
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1. Jigoku (Hell)
2. Nenbutsu Race
3. Chikadou Hotel (The Subway's Hotel)
4. Tenohira no Machi (The City in the Palm of His Hand)
5. Tatsui no Kawa
6. Pocket no Naka no Onna
7. Ai no Hanayome (Love's Bride)
8. Shita Tsuzumi
9. Iro Zange
10. Hana Kurabe Koi Asobi
11. Ningyo wo Tsuma ni Shita Otoko
12. Shoufu no Senki (Chronicle of the Whores's War)
13. Kawaita Machi


Daihakkutsu was published in German as Existenzen und andere Abgründe by Carlsen in 2011. The one-shot Ai no Hanayome was published in English as Love's Bride by Top Shelf in their manga anthology AX: A Collection of Alternative Manga on October 18, 2010.

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Nov 22, 2015
MikeMike (All reviews)
大発掘 (Daihakkutsu, published in Germany under the title "Existenzen und andere Abgründe" [Existences and other abyss]) is a collection of 13 older short stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Tatsumi is considered to be the father of the "Gekiga" genre. Gekiga, a play on words, with Manga meaning "whimsical drawings" and Gekiga meaning "dramatic drawings".

The 13 independent stories follow a typical short story pattern, where the reader follows a certain time frame of another person without prior knowledge about this person or their particular circumstances. Tatsumi does a great job in providing just enough to the to know everything he or she needs to know to follow read more


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