About The Authors

Ryo Konno

This manga might have intended to depict one moment in the history, but at the same time the structural exploitation of people and their struggle to win over their freedom along with the conflicts that accompany it, I think is something that even we, the current generation, can still sympathize today. It is true that Japanese manga often developed around its characters. What are they thinking? What are they going to do? That's why, I tried my best to draw a character that can relate to anyone regardless of the time, place and position. I would be happy if you can feel something from our Jose and also from the other characters too.

Takahiro Matsui

There has been an endless debate regarding Jose Rizal, the revolutionary hero of Philippine. Is he a revolutioner? Or a reformer? It is true that Rizal reformed the society through education and labor, but can it also be a part of a revolution? According to a recent study, Rizal did not deny that he is a revolutioner, but there seems to be various opinion regarding this. In this manga, we picked one episode from Jose Rizal's 35-years-of-life and tried to convey his anguish as a human being. Is it the revolution? Or is it reform? No single explanation can solve this question. Regardless of your opinion about that, I would be grateful if you can appreciate the humanism of Jose Rizal's who fiercely fought for freedom and human equality.
Manga Story:

In the land now known as the Philippines, there was a time when colonial Spain ruled for more than 300 years. During a period when native Filipinos once called Indios were oppressed, exploited, and stripped of their human rights, Jose Rizal was born on the outskirts of Manila.

"What does it mean to be a Filipino?"
"Is it possible to incite change through knowledge and not violence?"
He thought of those every day.

A doctor, novelist, and a painter who can speak 15 languages, Jose Rizal is a legendary figure who brought about national revolution through one epic novel!
Manga Category:
Seinen Manga
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Mae S. DatorMarielle
Wow gonna recommend this to my fellow history club members
Nov 10
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Thank you for retelling hia story in a more interesting way. Reading the manga was more enjoyable than my books. #justsaying
Oct 10
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I'm hoping for our hero to be noticed as a caster servant.
Sep 11
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