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Tekkonkinkreet : Black & White: Black & White
by Taiyo Matsumoto

Overview - 2008 Eisner Comic Winner

Street urchins Black and White have skyscraper-sized chips on their shoulders, but are fiercely loyal to each other. Black is especially quick to avenge any slight against his dim-witted pal. The result? The citizens of Treasure Town are afraid of them, the police are afraid of them--even the local "yakuza" gangsters are afraid of them But when the crime boss known as the "Rat" returns to Treasure Town, it looks like there's gonna be a rumble...
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Overview
2008 Eisner Comic Winner

Street urchins Black and White have skyscraper-sized chips on their shoulders, but are fiercely loyal to each other. Black is especially quick to avenge any slight against his dim-witted pal. The result? The citizens of Treasure Town are afraid of them, the police are afraid of them--even the local "yakuza" gangsters are afraid of them But when the crime boss known as the "Rat" returns to Treasure Town, it looks like there's gonna be a rumble...
The violence in this unique European-influenced manga title is more mindful than it seems at first glance, and the subtle relationships between its unique cast of characters are marked by surprising poignancy.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781421518671
  • ISBN-10: 1421518678
  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 624

Series: Black and White

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Tekkon Kinkreet: Black & White

Despite its intimidating 600-plus pages, Tekkon Kinkreet: Black & White by Taiyo Matsumoto rockets along at breakneck speed; before you know it, the story has ended, and you find yourself flipping back through the book for a lengthier gaze at Matsumoto's explosive, neo-punk artwork. The full-throttle, splash-and-dash illustrations perfectly suit the wild, action-fueled story: A pair of fiendish little street urchins—sharp-as-nails Black and sweet-but-brutal White—defend their hold over the city's violent underworld against a gang of yakuza who want to take control. What could easily have been a work of pure, unmitigated ultraviolence instead has numerous unlikely moments of tenderness and humor, thanks to Matsumoto's nuanced writing and obvious affection for his characters. The book has also been made into a movie available on DVD.

 
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