Ode to Kirihito might just be the most important, and at times the strangest, manga that I’ll not just read this year but quite possibly ever. While the medical thriller aspects of the story will entertain, it is what Tezuka does outside and between the lines that have and will continue to leave quite the strong impact on myself. Using the gekiga style, Tezuka creates a world that is close to home, will sock you in the face, and make you reflect on your own life and surroundings. Despite the references to Christ and Christian imagery, Ode to Kirihito is not a religious manga but rather a reminder about the true important teachings outside of the doctrine and moral decay for all religions.
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