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The author of the book: Moto Hagio
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Date of issue: 1998
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I usually don't review books that are not available in English, but I'll make this an exception. Originally published from 1972-76, the beautiful stories of immortals, also known as vampires, are so good that I highly doubt if they can be topped--my primary reason why I just cannot bring myself to read the recently-written vampire books. This is also about adolescent homoeroticism . . . yes, written in the 70s.
(Just why has no US publisher grabbed this jewel yet, I wonder?)
Poe no Ichizoku means the family of Poe. And the main characters are named Edgar and Alan. Neat naming, huh? In terms of cruelty level, it's very low--even a wimp like myself can read this. Only a handful of people die, and not in too graphic ways. The focus is more on the isolation of immortal beings--and resulting intimacy among the few immortals.
For manga that deals with immortality, also check Takahashi's Mermaid Forest, Volume 1 series.
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Read information about the authorMoto Hagio (萩尾望都 Hagio Moto) is a manga artist born in Ōmuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, though she currently lives in Saitama Prefecture.
She is considered a "founding mother" of modern shōjo manga, especially shōnen-ai. She is also a member of the Year 24 Group (24-Gumi). She has been described as "the most beloved shōjo manga artist of all time."
She helped pioneer both modern shoujo manga and modern science fiction manga. In addition to being an "industry pioneer", her body of work "shows a maturity, depth and personal vision found only in the finest of creative artists".
Moto Hagio made her professional debut in 1969 at the age of 20 with her short story "Lulu to Mimi" in Nakayoshi. Later, for Shogakukan Publishing, she produced a series of short stories for various magazines.
Two years after her debut, she published Juichigatsu no Gimunajiumu (The November Gymnasium), a short story which dealt openly with love between two boys at a boarding school. The story was part of a larger movement by female manga artists at the time which pioneered a genre of girls' comics about love between young men.
In 1974, Hagio developed this story into the longer Toma no Shinzo (The Heart of Thomas). She was awarded the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1976 for her science fiction classic Juichinin Iru! (They Were Eleven) and her epic tale Poe no Ichizoku (The Poe Family).
Matt Thorn has put up an interview with her in '95 at his website. Another translated interview with Hagio Mote conducted in 1996 can be read here. SF Online Interview with Hagio Moto has also been translated.
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