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LF Bollée / Philippe Nicloux / Translation: HARA Masato [France / Japan]

MATSUMOTO by Laurent Frédéric Bollée & Philippe Nicloux © Editions Glénat 2015 by Laurent Frédéric Bollée & Philippe Nicloux – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

A bande dessinée manga inspired by the 1994 incident that occurred in Matsumoto City, this work takes the perspectives of both the religious cult that developed the deadly nerve agent gas and caused the incident, as well as that of Matsumoto City citizens. At the same time, it tells of the fear of indiscriminate violence that exists wherever we turn in our everyday lives. This is a work of social advocacy. 

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