THE PREEMMINENT GEKIGA-KA'S FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM FIFTY YEARS AGO. A mysterious murder...star-crossed love...secret identities...a deadly game of chance...two convicts on the lam...all bound by fate, all colliding on one stormy night! Created in the late 1950s, Black Blizzard is... read more
Susumu Yamaji, a twenty-four-year-old pianist, is arrested for murder and ends up handcuffed to a career criminal on the train that will take them to prison. An avalanche derails the train and the criminal takes the opportunity to escape, dragging a reluctant Susumu with him into the blizzard... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Susumu Yamaji, a twenty-four-year-old pianist, is arrested for murder and ends up handcuffed to a career criminal on the train that will take them to prison. An avalanche derails the train and the criminal takes the opportunity to escape, dragging a reluctant Susumu with him into the blizzard raging outside. They flee into the mountains to an abandoned ranger station, where they take shelter from the storm. As they sit around the fire they built, Susumu relates how love drove him to become a murderer. A cinematic adventure story, Black Blizzard uncovers an unlikely love story and an even unlikelier friendship.
“<p.44> All of us were young, and because we were young, we were full of passion and hope and enthusiasm.”Susumu
“<p.46> Most of the money I earned playing piano in taverns and lounges was spent on drinking. I stopped composing music, my favorite pastime...I just didn't have the strength of character to cope, I suppose.”Susumu
“<p.47-48> The rain that strikes the torn circus tent...is like the tears of this poor circus girl...who closes her eyes and try as she might...can't see the face of the mother she never knew...”Saeko
“<p.48> The voice that floated out of the darkness was so plaintive, so expressive, and so beautiful...that it penetrated my despair and reached deep into my heart. I could almost feel my clouded spirit become clear...purified by that voice.”Susumu
“<p.54> Her voice was so poignant, so stirring, that it moved audiences to tears...and they would respond with unstinting applause.”Susumu
“<p.69> And then, I'm not sure what happened after that...I don't remember a thing. Maybe the alcohol went to my head and made me black out.”Susumu
“<p.79> It's not easy making something of yourself once you've done time. People just don't give you a chance. Once you're branded as a 'criminal,' well, that's a label that's never going to come off. You're finished then. The past is like quicksand--the harder you try to get out, the deeper you sink in.”Shinpei
“<p.123> He said that even though she might have a no-good father, his daughter was real lucky to have a friend like you in the world.”Detective
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