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  • SO WHAT Alternative
  • EIJANAIKA Alternative
  • WHAT THE HELL! Alternative


Set in the last two turbulent years of the Edo period. Centres around Genji, a castaway rescued by an American ship and taken to America. Six years later he returns to Japan to find his family living in poverty.

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