THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD READ MANGA BY TAIYO MATSUMOTO:
He is an absolutely singular artist and storyteller. It's hard to make art that's completely uncompromised. Matsumoto seems to do it about every time he picks up a pencil. His work is brave, ambitious, and completely fresh.
Oh, and it's a total BLAST to read. Like what dealers want you to think drugs are like. It's soooooo good. You guys... it's wicked awesome you guys. Read it, you guys.
Or at least rent Tekkonkinkreet.