I was in elementary school. In the days when there were no game consoles like the DS and WII, children's entertainment was manga.
At that time, in the Shonen Champion published by Akita Shoten, "Dokaben" by Shinji Mizushima and "Blackjack" by Osamu Tezuka were serialized.
Among them, Tatsuhiko Yamagami's "Gaki Deka" was a hot topic among classmates as a gag manga.
I bought myself up to book, I was addicted to it, but Ishimori approached me and said, “I was reading“ postcard deca ”.
"I was the first to write such a gag manga, of course." Of course, I do not remember every word, but it was something like this.
This word is so impressive that I am not a self-asserting person, and my memory at this time has not faded yet.
I think I also used the word "nonsense gags", but it was a little difficult for me, who was still a primary school student, to understand its meaning clearly.
However, he mentioned the self-assertion that he rarely showed up, and it seems like he has proclaimed here that it is an unmistakable area he has developed.
I remember that I felt so brave and moved.
But I always think.
A manga artist named Shotaro Ishimori looks ahead of the times, and while walking ahead with one step, no more steps, never reads the old days,
Rather, nonsense gags manga that feel even fashionable seem serious if they may be re-evaluated in this century.