The Poe Clan Vol. 1

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7.0 X 9.6 X 1.9 inches | 3.35 pounds

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About the Author
Moto Hagio was born May 12, 1949, in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture. She is one of a group of women born that year that broke into the male-dominated manga industry and pioneered the shojo (girls') movement. Hagio's Heart of Thomas, inspired by the 1964 film A Special Friendship, was one of the early entries in the shonen-ai (boys in love) subgenre. Her major works include A Drunken Dream, A, A', They Were Eleven, and Otherworld Barbara. She's won the Japanese Medal of Honor with the Purple Ribbon (the first woman comics creator to do so), received Japan's SF Grand Prize, the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award Grand Prize, and an Inkpot Award, among other accolades. She lives in the Saitama Prefecture.
Rachel Thorn is from in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. She is a cultural anthropologist, writer, and an associate professor in the manga department at Kyoto Seika University. Her translations include the New York Times Best-Seller Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano and Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
Hagio's sea of accomplishments span four decades, and feature such common themes as friendship, siblings, death, the woods, the future, and love. Most come across as either quite poignant, deliciously odd, or frickin' creepy.-- "Bust"
Moto Hagio's vision of undying romance is a fairy tale heavy with gothic mystery, intrigue, and hedonism.-- "Doom Rocket"
It's long past time for western audiences to be able to enjoy this classic of melodramatic manga.-- "The Beat"
Moto Hagio is a manga icon who heavily influenced modern-day shojo manga, so it's wonderful that more of her works are becoming available in English. The Poe Clan focuses on two siblings who are turned into vampires. Immortality may sound lovely, but it makes their lives complicated.-- "Book Riot"
The art in this manga is absolutely gorgeous.-- "Ripe Mangoes"