This was an AP Government book review assignment that I wrote last month. I want to say that I got an A minus, but I am not sure. Outside of the beginning and the end of this review, and the usual photos, everything is a complete reinstate of that essay. The format was a little random, and I don’t dig to deep into the plot, but I hope you find it to be interesting.
Hidaka Yoshiki joins together with artist Tsugihara Ryuji to adapt Yoshiki’s novel The Birth of a President in Japan into the four volume political manga First President of Japan, introducing the first appearance of a popular vote elected Prime Minister. Hidaka portrays the main character, Sakuragi Kenichiro, as a clever revolutionary thinker who will be able to reform Japan’s stilted government; while Tsugihara draws him as a handsome man who can be a convincing leader that looks good at the same time. First President of Japan’s plot encompasses a fictional “what if” story on Japan’s East Asian relations. Japan has a detailed history of using its comics during political strife’s against World War II era America. First President of Japan strives to create a fictional situation utilizing Hidaka Yoshiki’s strict, journalist experience.