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Ludwig B

By Osamu Tezuka

Born a musical genius, Ludwig van Beethoven struggles with his passion like all artists. On top of being used and abused by aristocrats and dealing with his pushy, alcoholic father, young Beethoven must also deal with ear damage caused by a blow from Franz Creutzstein's cane. When Ludwig is charged with taking care of his two younger brothers during a tumultuous French war, all he can do is express his conflicted thoughts through music.

Ludwig B is one of the three last manga Tezuka had worked on while in the hospital. He finds a kindred spirit in Beethoven and his unrelenting desire to create art, so Ludwig B is filled with detailed scenes depicting Beethoven's complex music with epic illustrations and intense panels. Explore Tezuka's unfinished manga opus as he expresses what it's like to be engulfed in throes of passionate art.

Genre: Classic, Drama, Educational
Rating: 13+
Release Date: Vol. 1 and 2: July 2015 (Kickstarter Backers), September 2015 (Retail)
Type: Two Volumes
Format: Softcover, Black and White
Size: 5.875" x 8.25"
Pages: Aprox. 256 pages per volume
MSRP: $15.95 per print volume