The Story of Lee Exclusive Preview

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The Story of Lee is a new manga written by Sean Michael Wilson (editor, AX: Alternative Manga), drawn by Chie Kutsuwada, and published by NBM.

It’s described as “the story of two people who find love despite the overwhelming differences of their cultures and families. A cross cultural relationship that is forced to confront a number of obstacles including family pressures, xenophobia, and the clash of East and West.” The creators know whereof they speak, since Wilson is a Scot who’s been living in Japan for years, while the Japanese Kutsuwada currently resides in London.

The following exclusive 12-page preview shows a key scene between Lee, a Chinese young woman living in Hong Kong, and her new friend Matt, followed by her father’s reaction, informed by a jealous rival. (Click images to enlarge.)

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If you’d like to see more, the first 20 pages of the book are available online, and writer Wilson has also posted some at the NBM blog. My thanks to NBM and Stefan Blitz for making this preview possible.


  1. Main guy character comes across as pretty sleezy in the beginning. “Hey baby, this is how we do it in Britain” even though she clearly sad no. Nice.

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