Capital: In Manga! is a fantastically written and illustrated book, meant to act as a bridge to Karl Marx's original work, Das Kapital.
I feel that it succeeds brilliantly.
A joy to read, Capital In Manga effortlessly presents the main points of the original quickly, logically and unforgettably while leaving one wanting to learn more. A very effective bridge indeed!
This quick-paced book tells the story of Robin, who wants to become rich.
His quest for wealth involves many of the classic interactions with the Capitalist system, demonstrating its fatal flaws on many levels.
It's a great summary of capitalism that can be read quickly and easily and leaves you with a vivid impression of capitalism's inner workings as well as its barbarous cruelty.
The book itself is in Japanese Manga style, appearing much like a comic book. This style works beautifully to convey the message of Kapital.
Unlike a "normal" comic book it contains depictions of violence, cruelty, despair and prostitution to build its case against capitalism, so this book is probably not suitable for children or more sensitive readers.
Having read it, I can't imagine being without a copy.
In my opinion, Capital: In Manga! is an absolute must-have for any library.