To-y

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To-y
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The cover of To-y volume 6.
トーイ
(Tō-i)
Genre Music
Manga
Written by Atsushi Kamijo
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Original run 19851987
Volumes 10
Original video animation
Directed by Mamoru Hamatsu
Written by Izo Hashimoto
Studio Studio Gallop
Shogakukan
CBS Sony
Released October 1, 1987
Runtime 55 minutes
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To-y (トーイ, Tō-i) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Kamijo.[1] It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday from 1985 to 1987, with the chapters collected into 10 volumes. It is the story of GASP, an underground punk rock band, and their attempt to get a recording contract and attain stardom. To-y was adapted into an original video animation in 1987.

Plot[edit]

The story follows To-y Fujii, lead singer of GASP, and his attempts not to sell out during his rise through the recording industry. The story also follows To-y's growing relationship with Niya, who find comfort in one another while they are shunned by mainstream society.

Legacy[edit]

Visual kei rock band Penicillin took their name from the group "Penicillin Shock" seen in To-y, and titled their first album after the fictional band. In 2015, Atsushi Kamijo drew the album cover for Penicillin's Memories ~Japanese Masterpieces~.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Justin Sevakis (March 15, 2007). "Buried Treasure To-y". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ ""TO-Y" Manga Artist Draws Visual-kei Band PENICILLIN's Latest Album Jacket". Crunchyroll. 2015-03-03. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 

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