After being released back in 2012 in theaters and hitting the event film circuit, Tatsumi is now getting a Japanese home video release, albeit on DVD only. The release is planned for June 10th, 2015 and will be priced at 5,184 yen. The release does have some extras to it as there’s forty minutes of making material being planed about it with behind the scenes material.
I haven’t seen the film myself, but check out the ANN review of it here.
Plot concept: The film celebrates the life of pioneering manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. A founding member of the gekiga (“dramatic pictures”) Japanese comics movement, Tatsumi strove to push manga storytelling towards adult subjects and themes. The framing story is Tatsumi’s account of his life and development, from his early years as an impoverished child of postwar Japan, to a septuagenarian who still makes manga today. Into this framework are woven five stories from Tatsumi’s strips. They’re dark, shocking and grimly comic, reflecting Japan’s changing landscape and society.