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Presents comic book adapations of Japanese legends, including the tale of a fisherman who finds a maiden in a jar.
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The comic book has been a foremost medium of literary adaptation since the 1940s success of Classics Illustrated. Comics adaptations have been notably truer to their sources than their principal rival, the movies, though often less than graphically distinguished. To render two magical Japanese legends, one about a fisherman who discovers a fair maiden in a big pot, the other about a monk whose fastidiously kept garden is invaded by two chrysanthemums, Atangan charmingly adopts the sharp outlines, boldly juxtaposed color fields, and striking compositions of eighteenth-century Japanese woodblock prints. He compensates a palette restricted mostly to earth tones with plenty of action that, eschewing martial-arts-like violence, is appropriate to the fairy-tale-like narratives. Ray Olson
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