Living in the Moment Through Manga

Face To Face

28m 00s
Broadcast on August 29, 2021 Available until October 23, 2023

Chiba Tetsuya has led the world of Japanese manga for over 60 years. In 1967, he began a five-year series which became a monumental work. "Ashita no Joe" is the story of a young orphan who discovers boxing and overcomes hurdles to become a champion. Now well into his 80s, Chiba is dedicated to training young artists while continuing to draw short manga. He draws his everyday life, his thoughts, and his recollections of the war and the early years of his career as a message for the future.

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