In the mid 20th century, young Hiroshi found himself enamored with manga – especially works created by Osamu Tezuka. With a strong desire to publish his own works, Hiroshi picked up a pen and began a lifelong journey to live up to his role model. Through disappointments and triumphs, Hiroshi continued on to help birth a new form of manga, as the history of the medium unfolded around him…
Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Mangaka is a gag manga, and A Drifting Life is a serious autobiography, but if you're so into manga that you want to read manga about manga (well, the mangaka who make them), then you'd do well to read either.
In modern Japan a new type of teenager has emerged: "ko-gals", iconic and hip Japanese high school girls, who are knowledgeable about fashion and obsessed with gossip and everything cool. But even the most socially-savvy of teenagers have troubles sometimes, and ko-gals are no exception. From going on paid dates to befriending extraterrestrial exchange students, the life of the modern Japanese school girl is anything but dull!
Short Cuts and Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Mangaka are gag manga that pick out their specific topic and run with it, far past it's logical conclusion, and unafraid of pervy jokes. Additionally, there's a lot of social commentary underneath all these crazy stories about stereotypical high school girls and mangaka.