Asatte no Houkou is a seinen manga by Asada Barbio. It was published from 2001 to 2004 and has been compiled into 8 volumes in total. Asatte no Houkou means “After the falling of leaves” in English, and it’s well-known for being Asada Barbio’s only work that the artist drew for a long period of time. Asada Barbio is well-known for his manga Asa de Aguia (Morning Brings a Windy Day) in particular, which was serialized since 1988 and it’s compilation has reached 14 volumes so far. Asatte no Houkou received the Kodansha Manga Award in 2001. As for Asada Barbio himself, he received the Bungeishunjuu Manga Award in 1990 and it’s prize money was used to create Asa de Aguia. Asa de Aguia sold over 9 million copies and that made Asada Barbio famous among Japanese people. As for Asatte no Houkou, the manga received a response from Asada’s fans and many people accepted Asatte no Houkou as a masterpiece. Asa de Aguia was published only in the magazine Weekly Morning but Asatte no Houkou was serialized in both, Weekly Morning and Young Magazine which suggests that Asada Barbio is well-known enough to be published in both magazines. Asatte no Houkou is Asada Barbio’s only work that was made into an anime series, which ran for 13 episodes from July 7th to September 29th 2001 on TBS channel. Asatte no Houkou is Asada Barbio’s longest running work and it’s currently ongoing because Asada Barbio is still alive and Asatte no Houkou does not have a definite ending. Asada Barbio has been drawing Asa de Aguia since 1988 so Asatte no Houkou is likely to be Asada’s last work.
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