Ok I don't write reviews but nobody has written one for this and that is a shame, so I will be the hero and do the honors.
Now this is a collection of short stories by Tatsumi. There are multiple versions of his collections of short stories (Abandon the Old In Tokyo, The Push Man and Other Stories, etc) so this review basically not only applies to Daihakken but his other collections as well, since most of them contain the same works.
The stories you will read in Daihakken are REAL SLICE OF LIFE. Not 3 lolis working in a coffee shop while dealing with high
school. This is REAL slice of life with real life scenarios that most people in some way or another can relate to or understand. They deal with everyday, middle class to lower class people and don't sugar coat anything. One of the best parts about these stories are the endings. They are abrupt but not unfulfilled. They end the stories well and round them out while at the same time being open ended, allowing each reader to perceive the intended meaning in their own ways. As a matter of fact, it is common for people who re-read the stories to have a different perception or understanding each time they go back. Combine this with a unique style of writing and illustration that has the main character set the tone without even muttering a word, and you have a collection of some of the best manga ever written.
I understand this collection might not be everyone's favorite or hit them hard morally or philosophically, but I do encourage everyone to at least give it a read and try it out. Yoshihiro Tatsumi was arguably the original mangaka of this style and he shows what the medium of Manga is capable of and pushes the boundaries.