Top positive review
but the efforts and atmosphere best reflect then) this comic far better written
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2016
While Get Jiro, the original is a real read for chefs, with a lot of commentary on where the food scene was going back in 2008 (yes it was published later on, but the efforts and atmosphere best reflect then) this comic far better written, and showcases the real evolution Tony has gone through in his writing and worldview...while being more in line of his real viewpoint.
Blood and Sushi is the prequel to the previous Get Jiro, and show an evolution in writing that the original lacked. The food scenes are more organic and less forced, feeling as a cohesive piece, acting as a tie to the complete narrative. In addition, the uses of violence, background characters and character drama reference classics in Japanese cinema, while also setting up the tone known best in Get Jiro. Never mess with the chef.
In addition, this showcases a serious character drama that better reflects the character at an earlier stage in his life, one that is never easy, but with a great deal more attention to detail on the worldbuilding that led to the original...which seemed like a separate universe than the one we know in the restaurant business today.
All of that said, I think both stories are incredible, but this is more approachable to those not in the food business. Know that up front, and get reading already.