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In this lively and inspiring adaptation by a rising star in the manga world, and with illustrations by a leading artist, Shoko Tendo's powerful story has been recreated. Yakuza Moon is a heartrending and eye-opening account of her experiences growing up in Japan's gangster society. Born into the family of a wealthy yakuza boss, Shoko Tendo lived her early years in luxury.In this lively and inspiring adaptation by a rising star in the manga world, and with illustrations by a leading artist, Shoko Tendo's powerful story has been recreated. Yakuza Moon is a heartrending and eye-opening account of her experiences growing up in Japan's gangster society. Born into the family of a wealthy yakuza boss, Shoko Tendo lived her early years in luxury. But labeled "the yakuza kid," she was the victim both of bullying and discrimination from teachers and classmates at school, and of her father's drunken rages at home. Then, the family fell into debt, and Tendo fell in with the wrong crowd. By the age of fifteen she was a gang member; by the age of eighteen, a drug addict; and in her twenties, a willing participant in a series of abusive and violent relationships with men. Tendo sank lower and lower. After the death of her parents and her own suicide attempt, she began a tortuous, soul-searching reevaluation of the road she had taken. An unconventional act of empowerment (getting tattooed from the base of her neck to the tips of her toes) finally helped her take control of her life, leading to redemption and happiness. Already an international success and translated into fourteen languages, Tendo's story is sure to appeal to many new fans in this outstanding graphic version....

Title : Yakuza Moon: The True Story of a Gangster's Daughter
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ISBN : 9784770031464
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 190 Pages
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Yakuza Moon: The True Story of a Gangster's Daughter Reviews

  • Courtney
    2019-04-11 12:27

    A fascinating graphic memoir of a woman who has lived her whole life under the shadow of organized crime. I cannot compare it to the actual memoir, as I didn't even know about it until I stumbled upon this graphic novel. Still, it does pack a punch. Shoko's life is frightening and brutal and yet she finds ways to keep herself afloat. I have always wondered what life must be like for the women who are, by extension, part of the Yakuza families. Unsurprisingly, it's not too good. Overall, this is a good effort, with nice artwork, but more cultural information would have benefited it dramatically. It's hard to understand why Shoko makes some of the decisions she does, but one would imagine that there is likely something lost in translation, especially for the uninitiated.

  • Darren Lim
    2019-04-14 14:03

    Interesting book of a delinquent in Japan. We all make questionable choices.

  • 카 트리 나
    2019-04-17 20:02

    ”Fiind și reală, Shoko poate fi un exemplu, dar nu datorită deciziilor greșite pe care le-a luat, ci pentru că a reușit să lupte și să se scoată la suprafață atunci când i-a fost mai greu. ”http://catrinaionescu.blogspot.ro/201...

  • Tammy
    2019-04-10 20:29

    This is the true story of Shoko Tendo. She was born into a life of luxury as her father was a powerful mob boss. In Japan these groups are known as Yakuza. However, when he father was sent to prison the family feel into debt. When their father returned home he had become a mean violent drunk and he never reclaimed any power in the Yakuza or any of the wealth that went with that status. As a young teen Tendo was bullied by her classmates and feel in with her older sisters gang. Tendo became a promiscuous drug addict and was arrested at 15. This is her story of how she grew into adulthood and finally gained self-respect and freedom from the abusive men in her life.

  • Ainun Nazrin
    2019-04-02 20:25

    It's actually 2.5*.I have this idea that Shoko-san's autobiography is as interesting as Yankumi's in Gokusen (I know it's a fiction!). However I thought that her life will be kind of different than non-yakuzas - that she got proper training in self-defence or at least her father brought her up in yakuza education. But, none I could find in this manga. Maybe her book is different?

  • Dean
    2019-04-10 18:21

    The manga adaptation of Shoko Tendo's 'Yakuza Moon' is a pulpy, purple memoir that has little to do with the Yakuza and more a recollection of bad boyfriends and other such unsavory characters. Michiru Morikawa's artwork is excellent and the highlight of this one.

  • Sara
    2019-03-19 14:04

    I think I would like to read the full version of this, the manga version is all experience, no depth or description, or scene setting. The art is ok, but with such historically rich material to work with and build on it certainly could have been better.

  • 168811
    2019-04-06 18:12

    I started it expecting the usual memoir of a drug addict similar to Christiane F.'s Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, but it turned out to be a lot more self-critical and sober than that. I finished it with a great deal of respect for the author.

  • Nur Hanifah
    2019-03-26 13:09

    Umm....A real story which was full of description that you totally understood what was the situation was like, feeling,... all your senses come to live. I read it once and it really made a deep impression,I still can remember a number of parts in the book...read it 4 years back

  • Beth
    2019-04-08 17:26

    Quick read. Decent graphics. Engaging enough to make me want to read the original work.

  • Nina
    2019-03-29 15:14

    Great work for Manga fans. The artwork is brilliant! Though, if you are interested or want to find out (more) about Shoko Tendo’s life, I recommend to invest a little time and read the real deal!

  • Martha
    2019-04-05 15:27

    Very interesting autobiography. I'm always interested in Japanese books since I lived there.