Eric Khoo's film focuses on one of the founders of gekiga, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, who died on 7th March
. The framing story is Tatsumi’s account of his life and development, growing up with a difficult family. He had none of the technology and luxuries that we take for granted, no reason to think he could ever
make a living from the fledgling manga industry. And yet he was utterly driven
to draw comics, like his hero Osamu Tezuka.