This book is a complete edition of Ryu Mitsuse’s epic science fiction, vividly adapted into manga by Moto Hagio, allowing you to enjoy the epic scale, power, and beauty of this milestone in Japanese science fiction in a large format.
【Special bonus of the complete edition】
●Complete reproduction of the color pages as they appeared in the magazine
The beautiful two-color pages at the beginning of the book can be fully enjoyed as they were in the original.
●16-page color illustration gallery
A large number of cover illustrations, cuts for magazine covers, illustrations for posters, etc. are included.
●Five valuable essays
・Hagio Mochito, Child of Solitude and Passion” by Ryu Mitsuse, written in 1978
・Ryu Mitsuse: “A Rare Talent” (1984)
・Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights” by Ryu Mitsuse in 1984
・Moto Hagio: “Ten Billion and a Hundred Billion, a Sea of Imagination” (Moto Hagio, 1984)
・Moto Hagio: “Asura Zou’s Question” (written by Moto Hagio in 2009)
●Image sketches, including some that have never been shown to the public before
Many character settings and plots from Moto Hagio’s sketchbook.
●100 Questions to Moto Hagio about Science Fiction
Moto Hagio answers “100 Deep Questions about Science Fiction” for this book!
Chronological table of “Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights” is included. Also includes a large amount of information on the first appearance of the book.
- Release Date:
- July, 2022
- Kawade shobo shinsha
Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1949. Debuted in 1969.
1976 Received the 21st Shogakukan Manga Award. (“The Po Clan” “There are 11!”)
1997 Received the 1st Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award for Excellence in Manga. (“A Cruel God Reigns”)
2006 Received the 27th Japan Science Fiction Award. (“Barbara Another World”)
Received the 2010 US Comic Convention Inkpot Award.
2011 Received the 40th Japan Cartoonists Association Award and Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award.
Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2012.
Received the 2017 Asahi Prize.
2019 Honored as a Person of Cultural Merit.
Received the 2022 Eisner Comic Industry Awards “Comic Hall of Fame”.