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A dark, bittersweet childhood becomes a manga masterpiece

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“Sunny” is a manga masterpiece. Page by page, it quietly transcends similar slice-of-life comics in its depiction of children in a foster home, their caregivers and estranged parents. Written and illustrated by renowned manga artist Taiyo Matsumoto, this six-volume collection, which won the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in 2016, is ...