Yoshihiro Tatsumi & the Creation of Gekiga

Watch here: Masters of Manga / July 10, 2010

Gekiga (manga for adult readers) pioneer Yoshihiro Tatsumi (A Drifting Life), famous for his realistic, dark short stories, tells us about how manga was in the 1950s and how he and his fellow "gekiga" artists made their debut. He also tells us why they decided to get the name "gekiga" for their art to separate it from mainstream manga.