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Jirô Taniguchi (1947–2017)

Author of The Walking Man

144+ Works 4,016 Members 169 Reviews 14 Favorited

About the Author

Jiro Taniguchi was born in Tottori, Japan on August 14, 1947. The manga artist had his first cartoon published in 1970. His works included The Times of Botchan, A Distant Neighbourhood, and The Walking Man. In 2011, the French government awarded him the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. He show more died on February 11, 2017 at the age of 69. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Jirô Taniguchi

The Walking Man (1995) 350 copies
My Father's Journal (1995) 193 copies
The Summit of the Gods, Volume 1 (2004) — Illustrator — 183 copies
A Zoo in Winter (2008) 147 copies
Gourmet (2003) — Illustrator — 146 copies
Guardians of the Louvre (2014) 115 copies
The Summit of the Gods, Volume 2 (2004) — Illustrator — 112 copies
Icaro, Book 1 (2003) 104 copies
Furari (2011) 93 copies
The Times of Botchan, Volume 1 (2003) — Author; Author — 91 copies
The Ice Wanderer (2006) 91 copies
The Summit of the Gods, Volume 3 (2004) — Illustrator — 90 copies
L'Orme du Caucase (1999) — Author — 89 copies
Les années douces : Volume 1 (2010) — Illustrator — 82 copies
The Summit of the Gods, Volume 5 (2005) — Illustrator — 79 copies
Land of Dreams (2005) 77 copies
Dans un ciel radieux (2006) 73 copies
Gli anni dolci vol. 2 (2010) 64 copies
Icaro, Book 2 (2001) 56 copies
The Times of Botchan, Volume 2 (2000) — Author — 49 copies
Venise (1996) 46 copies
La montagne magique (2007) 46 copies
Tokyo Is My Garden (1997) 45 copies
The Times of Botchan, Volume 3 (1900) — Author; Author — 42 copies
Elle s'appelait Tomoji (2015) 40 copies
Samurai Legend (2003) — Illustrator — 39 copies
Sky Hawk (2002) 38 copies
The Times of Botchan, Volume 4 (2005) — Author; Author — 29 copies
Seton Vol.1 (2005) 24 copies
A Journal Of My Father (2021) 21 copies
La Foret Millénaire (2017) 21 copies
Enemigo (2012) 20 copies
Garouden (2010) 19 copies
K (1993) — Author; Author; Author; Author; Author — 19 copies
Trouble is my business Vol.1 (2013) — Author; Author — 16 copies
Le Chien Blanco, Tome 1 (1996) 16 copies
The Times of Botchan, Volume 5 (2002) — Author — 15 copies
Tokio Killers (2011) 15 copies
Le Promeneur (2008) 13 copies
I cani degli dei (2010) 10 copies
Le Chien Blanco, Tome 2 (1997) 10 copies
Trouble is my business. Vol. 2 (2013) — Author — 10 copies
Los años dulces 1 (2011) 7 copies
L'homme qui dessine (2012) 6 copies
Blanco Vol.4 (2010) 5 copies
Nos compagnons (1992) 3 copies
Samotny smakosz (2014) 3 copies
Trouble Is My Business 6 (2014) 3 copies
Idacy czlowiek 3 copies
O Homem que Passeia (2017) 3 copies
Furari (2019) 3 copies
Die Schrift des Windes (2020) 3 copies
O diario do meu pai (2015) 3 copies
La epoca de Botchan 6 (2007) 2 copies
Senseis mappe 2 copies
Im Jahrtausendwald (2018) 2 copies
Un zoo en hiver 2 copies
Zoo zima (2009) 2 copies
O Gourmet Solitário (2020) 2 copies
Gourmet 1 copy
La época de Botchan (2022) 1 copy
UN ZOO EN INVIERNO NE (1900) 1 copy
Blanco (2010) 1 copy
Le Promeneur 1 copy
Wędrowiec z tundry (2008) 1 copy
Mundo salvaje (2019) 1 copy
Trouble Is My Business 5 — Illustrator — 1 copy
AI TEMPI DI BOCCHAN 1 (2023) 1 copy
Dirty Deeds (2023) 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Taniguchi, Jirô
Legal name
Taniguchi, Jirô
Other names
Taniguchi, Jiro
Birthdate
1947-08-14
Date of death
2017-02-11
Gender
male
Nationality
Japan
Birthplace
Tottori, Japan
Place of death
Tokyo, Japan
Occupations
manga artist
Awards and honors
Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2011)

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Reviews

Lovely Taniguchi autobiographical story, great art, realistic perspectives on the world of a budding manga-ka.
 
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yates9 | 4 other reviews | Feb 28, 2024 |
Really enjoyed this, but it's only volume 1 of 2, and so it feels premature to judge it. I liked the more narrative drive to this story, over Taniguchi's other work like The Walking Man (which was great - perhaps better in many ways - but you have to be in the mood for that, whereas this is easier to get into).

The story is about a 48-year old career man who finds himself back at school as a 14-year old. He revels in his new-found youth, in a way that frankly disturbs his classmates. Of course, there are some of the clashes from a changed generational perspective. But the main plot starts to develop as he starts to realise that he is potentially changing history. It's nicely done. Kinda slow-paced, but well-judged in my opinion.

I really like most of the art, although I'm not a fan of Taniguchi's facial expressions. Ah well.

I just wanted to keep on reading straight into volume 2.
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thisisstephenbetts | 19 other reviews | Nov 25, 2023 |
Densely written and illustrated, yet highly immersive and readable. Both the writing and illustration are masterful; the tone is very noir, almost Lynchian in some aspects. I have a strange fascination with mountaineering/rock climbing stories and this one did not disappoint. I'm going to have to hunt down more volumes.
 
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bmanglass | 5 other reviews | Aug 31, 2023 |
Dopotutto, io sono un giapponese che non beve sake'!
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Works
144
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Popularity
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Rating
3.9
Reviews
169
ISBNs
387
Languages
12
Favorited
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