Titan Comics is delighted to be publishing Ryuko by Eldo Yoshimizu through the Hard Case Crime imprint. This long-awaited translation – the book’s first ever appearance in English – follows Ryuko, a tough and powerful female Yakuza who takes revenge when her mother is kidnapped and she is forced to kill her father.
Creator Eldo Yoshimizu is famous in Japan as a sculptor, creating vast, jewel-like shapes and sinuous, vivid outlines which are among Japan’s most significant pieces of public art. His work has been exhibited in galleries all over the world, and he has held positions as an artist in residence in Italy, France and New York. Eldo Yoshimizu’s character of Ryuko has graced art galleries around Japan and Europe and now makes her jump to manga with Ryuko, the first book in a two-part criminal saga packed with international intrigue, complex questions of morality, and blistering action.
Yoshimizu said, “Ryuko decides she must atone for the crime of killing her father, but this is not a moral trial or a mere revenge play…the theme of the book is that there is good and evil on both sides of the same coin.”