Karl Marx Manga Becomes Bestseller

After Europe re-discovered Karl Marx's work, the trend is moving on: a Karl Marx manga turned into a hit in Japan, selling 70,000 copies since December. The dramatic shift to the left in Japanese literary tastes has even revived domestic socialist tracts of the 1930s: one of the strongest selling books of the year, at nearly half a million copies, is Kanikosen - a savagely bleak, novel depicting violence, exploitation and revolution aboard a crabmeat canning ship.

It seems that we all had enough.....

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