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Ciguatera, Volume 2

Ciguatera, Volume 2

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A story of self-doubting youth from award-winning manga creator Minoru Furuya, in his English debut series, Ciguatera.

Against all odds, self-proclaimed loser and punching bag Yusuke Ogino has found himself a girlfriend: the gorgeous, motorcycle-riding Yumi Nagumo. But just when things seem sweetest, life takes a series of unexpected and excruciating turns. Violence and temptation lurk just around the corner, and no one's getting out unscathed.

With his patented mix of brutal honesty and pitch-black humor, Minoru Furuya masterfully depicts the dark corners and messy realities of life. While not for the faint of heart, Ciguatera is nevertheless required reading for all devotees of graphic storytelling, and will ring true to anyone who's been through the awkward, painful joy of being young.


Author: Minoru Furuya
Publisher: Vertical Comics
Published: 05/10/2022
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 7.10h x 5.10w x 1.50d
ISBN: 9781647290801

About the Author
Award-winning manga artist Minoru Furuya made his debut with the acclaimed gag manga Ping-Pong Club in 1993. Since then, his comics have become ever more character-focused, emotionally intricate, and thematically dark--an about-face so extreme that fans worried he had suffered a mental breakdown. His more recent series are an extension of his early work, however, his detailed and lifelike art still informed by humor and caricature. Furuya is a poet of discomfort and a champion of outsiders, misfits, losers, and loners, his comics depicting the awkward struggles and crushing banality of everyday life in excruciating detail.

Ping-Pong Club spawned a popular anime, and two of his subsequent series have been adapted into feature films. Ciguatera will be his English-language manga debut.

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