TOKYOPOP, a publishing company based in Los Angeles, California, presents a profound graphic novel about gender, transgender experiences, and the challenges endured by individuals who identify as gender minorities or part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Titled “At 30 I Realized I Had No Gender: Life Lessons from a 50-Year-Old After Two Decades of Self-Discovery,” this memoir delves into the author’s personal journey and reflections on these topics.
The book, in both physical and digital forms, can be found on all major comic websites and falls under TOKYOPOP’s “Comics That Matter” series, which aims to highlight significant causes and societal matters through the graphic novel format. The content is suitable for readers who are at least 13 years old.
At the age of 30, I came to the realization that I did not identify with a specific gender. This item can also be purchased directly from TOKYOPOP at: https://tokyopop.com/products/9781427873453_at-30-i-realized-i-had-no-gender
At the age of 30, it dawned on me that I did not identify with a specific gender. This realization came after 20 years of exploring my true self. “Life Lessons from a 50-Year-Old” is a story and artwork created by Shou Arai, priced at $13.99 with 180 pages and ISBN 978-1427873453. It is suitable for readers aged 13 and above and is currently available.
When Shou Arai turned 30, he came to the realization that he did not identify with a specific gender. This led him to contemplate a question he had never thought about before: how to grow older in a society that heavily separates individuals based on their gender? Through an autobiographical manga, this story delves into the Japanese culture surrounding gender, transgender struggles, and the everyday obstacles that gender minorities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community face in a humorous and light-hearted manner.
Shou Arai (he/him) is an intersex transgender manga creator born and raised in Japan. Arai has published numerous titles about gender identity including Chuusei Furo e Youkoso!, Seibetsu R (Revolution)!, and Ano Koro wa Joshi Kousei, and also starred in the documentary film, Seibetsu ga, nai! Intersex Mangaka no Queer na Hibi, directed by Shogo Watanabe.
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About TOKYOPOP, Inc.
Established in 1997, TOKYOPOP brings Asian popular culture to Hollywood and other areas. It is responsible for creating the manga market in North America and popularizing the term in English. It has also expanded the market in Germany by publishing numerous books in both languages and distributing anime and Asian films on various platforms. TOKYOPOP also licenses merchandise to consumer goods and companies and creates original graphic novels as well as adaptations of major intellectual properties. The company’s values revolve around promoting multiculturalism and diversity, prioritizing aestheticism and artistic integrity, and telling passionate and positive stories. For more information, please visit https://www.tokyopop.com/.