「二級天使」前編

2nd Class Angel Key Visual

よく僕は石森にこう言われました。「才能は、1パーセントにすぎない、その99パーセントは努力なんだ」僕の胸には、幾つもの言葉が刻まれ、それを大切にしています。特にこれは、自分の人生観にも反映するくらい、影響力のある言葉でした。そんな事を想いながら、作者のデビュー作を久々に開いてみました。「二級天使」という高校生の時に描いた作品です。その事実を知りながら読み始めると、1ページ目から「これは100パーセント才能が無いと描けないだろう」と感嘆しました(笑)

At the time, when the genre of manga was not established, there was no teaching material that could serve as a model. I think it's impossible. So, from every single glitter and coma, I'm exploding. Any writer can see the writer's character and future guidelines in her virgin work. Of course, it also appears in the virgin work of the painter Shotaro Ishimori.

First, the theme. I feel that the setting of a second-class angel is not a story of an ordinary angel, and I feel that the device is about to be twisted. When I drew a hero, I felt that the main character, a second-class angel with no wings, was not "first-class", as if the main character had a complex and cast a shadow on the figure. And, not only the painting power, but also the experimentality in visual aspects such as frame division makes me feel the scale that will be called a rare genius man painter in the future. In particular, in the story of "One-legged soldiers" in episodes 3-5, we make full use of the bird's-eye view composition and make rapid progress one episode at a time. My personal favorite story is a work called "Rain". Attempting to tell the story with only pictures by suppressing the lines as much as possible will lead to "Fantasy World Jun" to be drawn in the future.

Moreover, this work is different because the main character never appears.
Even if a middle-aged man with a box wrapped in a furoshiki throws it away, the accident continues and is not thrown away at all. I can tell on the way that I am trying to throw away the puppy that my daughter had adored, but in the end the train gets close to the box placed on the track, and the man trembles as the parent dog jumps in However, the hero Pinto helps that, and it ends with a happy ending man who returns home with the dogs. I think that it was because of the youth that did not pull as a suspense until the end of the box, but the main character says that it is a considerable adult expression that does not come out until the end.

Shotaro Ishinomori I saw