Life begins at 40... even for pathetic losers. R to L (Japanese Style). Life begins at 40... even for pathetic losers. Shizuo Oguro is living his dreams... sort of. A complete waste of a human life until now, 40-year-old Shizuo breaks free from the corporate rat race and charts himself a fairly random and new career course: to become a published manga artist. Sure, he lacks the talent, discipline, or any other skill necessary to become a success in the manga industry--but that's not enough to stop Shizuo!