Volume 1 (All in one)
Written by Taiyō Matsumoto
Big Comic Spirits(Shogakukan)
This piece has made into an anime, which was awarded with or nominated for more than 10 international prizes. For example, it won the first prize in the notable American art magazine, ARTFORUM’s MoMA THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR 2006. First achievement for a Japanese film. This is the original comic book of that achievement, and it was received as epoch-making news that a Japanese film, even an anime won such an honorable prize.
Black and White are two orphans who roam the streets of Treasure Town, beating down any thug or yakuza who gets in their way. When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet…
Its striking graphic artwork is inspired by European graphic novels, but retains a distinctly Japanese sensibility. In short, Tekkon Kinkreet is a truly original creation that dazzles the eye and touches the heart.(Quote:About.com)
Urban residents share some characters with the city they live in. When the city falls apart from disaster or redevelopment, many of the inhabitants feel like they have been hurt and invaded. It’s hard to find a comic book that makes you cry as much as this one.
The author went to Europe before writing this comic book. The European streets might be the inspiration source for the unique and weird city view in “Tekkin Concrete”.
Everything has the good and the bad.
The story describes such a theme through the main characters, Shiro and Kuro.
There is some feeling that will be left when you finish reading.
This one is good also for grown-ups.
Published by VIZ Media, LLC.