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Japan

Japan

Alternative Titles

English: Japan
Japanese: JAPAN ジャパン

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: 1992
Authors: Miura, Kentarou (Art), Buronson (Story)
Serialization: Young Animal

Statistics

Score: 6.191 (scored by 849 users)
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Ranked: #133122
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Popularity: #4388
Members: 1,495
Favorites: 6
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Chapters: /9

Synopsis

Yuka Katsuragi, a beautiful TV news reporter, has attracted the affections of a Yakuza thug, Katsuji Yashima, who travels with his brother all the way to Spain to find her, only to have his affections rebuffed by Yuka. A terrible earthquake hits, and Katsuji, his brother, and Yuka, along with four high-schoolers in Spain on a field trip, all fall deep underground. While trapped below the surface, they encounter a mysterious old woman who reveals to them prophecies that the wealthy nation of Japan will meet the same demise as the once-prosperous city of Carthage. Katsuji and the others insult the old woman, who then sends them to see the world of the future with their own eyes, a future of desolation and death...

(Source: MU)

Background

Japan was published in English by Dark Horse on September 13, 2005 and in Polish by Hanami on September 30, 2009.

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Beatnik
Dec 13, 2008
I actually can’t believe Buronson (aka Yoshiyuki Okamura who wrote Sanctuary) wrote this manga, it’s both hilarious and pathetic. The core concept is sound, but the actual execution is not only awful but insulting, hypocritical and misses the mark so badly.

The idea of commenting on Japan, its identity, its possible future is all well and good, but there's no commentary on Japan's own misdoings (its treatment of indigenous people or neighbouring countries, etc), not even sly winking, it’s all played very straight-faced which makes it look like fascistic propaganda.

The story itself is very simple, which is not a problem in itself as the read more
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Theodore_Sallis
Apr 22, 2011
Stumbled upon this in the [url=http://www.mcjp.fr/]maison de la culture du Japon à Paris[/url], a japanese cultural agency quite famous among Japan's lovers here in France.

Il was visiting their shop which is expensive to say the least. ^^' and went "Wow!" Buronson, famous Hokuto no Ken and Sanctuary writer, famous for his manly men PLUS Kentaro Miura, also famous for his manly men?

This has to be the team of the year! And at a post apocalyptic story at that!
Took it for the sheer awesomeness of theses authors and their duo.

And I wasn't displeased. Ok, the story is quite sketchy: it's a social and economical critic of read more
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