If you know the film, then you SHOULD know that this stunning Manga by Taiyo Matsumoto came to possess Michael Arias for almost ten years until he was able to realize his vision and brink BlackSan and WhiteSan into ALL our lives. You don't know the film... ??? then go to NetFlix right NOW and put it at the head of your Que !!! - - - it has not been hailed at the most important Anime thus far this century for nothing... OK; I made that last bit up - but it HAS won numerous awards and accolades at a number of film festivals all over the world anddeserves to be seen by anyone who likes anything in the world of JapaniMation... especially things that DON"T deal with Robots, SchoolGirls, Aliens, etc. The Manga covers several side story threads that although touched by the film are not fully explored because that is the nature of FIlm Vs. Manga in this universe and most others - plus you can't beat the Bang For Buck index factor which is quite high @ 650 pages for your dollar.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes