Preview – Tenken


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This video really sums up this beautiful Japanese comic we came across at this years New York Comic Con.  Expect a review on Tenken in the next week.

The world has been annihilated and an evil bestial deity must be appeased.  Saki, a young girl, trying to escape destiny, finds refuge in an unusual and rough line of work.  But she has been chosen for an unthinkable role; a princess must be sacrificed to the monster Yamatano-Orochi at the 50 year Tenken Festival.  Can Manaka, the man who is in love with her, follow her into this abyss to save her from fate; only to discover the dark secret of the ceremony?

Winner of the prestigious Japan Media Festival Arts Award this stunning work of graphical fiction takes the reader into a whole new realm.  Combining Japanese mythology in a post apocalyptic setting this book presents a new style of Japanese manga.