Tropic of the Sea Manga

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About Tropic of the Sea Manga

Tropic of the Sea features story and art by Satoshi Kon.

Yosuke's family has a strange tradition: once every sixty years they receive an egg from a mermaid. When the egg matures his family dutifully returns it to the sea, where the whole process is then repeated. In exchange for this favor, the mer-people bless his coastal town with bountiful catches of fish and calm seas.

But as a commercial development encroach on the sleepy seaside village and Yosuke's father is lured away from tradition towards modern properity, turning the egg into a tourist trap, what will happen to the promise their family made to the mermaids generations ago?

Satoshi Kon's first feature-length manga, Tropic of the Sea includes a dozen black and white art plates from the original release plus a 5-page essay written by Kon in 1999 detailing his transition from the manga industry to the animation business.


  • Publisher: VERTICAL
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 9/17/2013
  • Page Count: 220
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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If you ever considered what are the first few steps of a genius, this book shows that. You probably have heard all the truth around Satoshi Kon. The rumors are true, and he was a genius, creator of A Perfect Blue, Paprika...
As one of his first books, Tropic of the Sea is super grounded and yet, takes you in so smoothly you'll feel like a fish underwater. Pun intended.