Life begins at 40, whether you're ready for it or not.
This is the story of a forty-year-old salaryman who quits his job to pursue his dream of becoming a manga artist--and the family that has to put up with him. While not terribly unhappy, Shizuo Oguro can't fight the feeling that something in his life just isn't right, so he walks away from his stable (yet boring) day job to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Unfortunately for his family, this journey also involves playing video games all day while his teenage daughter and elderly father support him. Will Shizuo succeed in creating a true manga masterpiece, or will he be just another dropout living a life of slack?
Just as Shizuo Oguro is finally about to make his longed-for debut as a professional manga artist… his editor quits. Although Shizuo’s dreams are shattered, he has a shot at redemption: all he has to do is get the new editor to publish him. But how can a 42-year-old, slacker guy convince a 23-year-old, no-nonsense woman to give him a chance? Is it time for Shizuo to finally give it his all?