Jiro Taniguchi Fanclub

Jiro Taniguchi (谷口ジロー), born 14 August 1947 in Tottori Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese manga writer/artist. He started his career as an assistant of manga artist Kyota Ishikawa. He made his manga debut in 1970 and published several hard-boiled genre comics in the 70s and 80s, who are considered important gekiga works. In the 1990s he came up with several albums that focussed on Slife of Life themes, which earned him a high reputation. During his entire career he always collaborated with famous authors and comic artists; for example the Icaro series on texts by French comic legend Mœbius or the cycle Kamigami no Itadaki based on Baku Yumemakura's works. Jirô Taniguchi gained several prizes for his work. Among others, the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award (1998) for the trilogy Bocchan No Jidai, the Shogakukan prize with Inu wo Kau, and in 2003, the Alph'Art of the best scenario at the Angoulême International Comics Festival (France) for Harukana Machi-E. Kamigami no Itadaki received awards at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2002 and 2005. His work has been translated in many languages and he is known by many intellectuals across the world as one of the best contemporary mangaka.

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Your favourite Tanguchi's manga
M_Hawk - Jun 25, 2010
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Danish | Nov 7, 2014 3:50 PM
For those who speak German, here's a cool documentary in which Jiro Taniguchi discusses his work. https://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4F80609E0E2D7DA5

Danish | Nov 2, 2014 8:53 AM
I think his style is so unique and works so well as a comic. An adaptation would certainly lose some of the charm. I think his collaborations would work well as adaptations, though. His non-solo work like Summit of the Gods, Hotel Harbor View, Benkei in New York, etc.

Nidhoeggr | Nov 2, 2014 8:41 AM
That didn't work for me for some reason, thanks!

I wish Taniguchi was more popular. What do you think about possible adaptions of his works?

Danish | Nov 2, 2014 8:37 AM
I searched the synonym "Ka" and found it and added it to the relations.

Nidhoeggr | Nov 2, 2014 8:29 AM
Lol, ok. Time to add some manga then. Since I got to be a mod without my consent for it, I better work to make up :D
It's a shame there are no people's relations for clubs, though...

PS: Done, I improved the description and added more manga. I can't add K though, because apprently you need to type in two letters to add a manga to the relations... Does anyone know a workaround to that?

Danish | Nov 2, 2014 7:11 AM
Nidhoeggr, I made you an admin for the club.

Nidhoeggr | Nov 2, 2014 6:25 AM
Many of his manga are missing ont he club relations, a shame.
In other news, I recently finished the book Sensei no Kaban and am about to read Taniguchi's adaption. I am excited because this is the first time I can actually compare the source to one of his manga with his output.

Danish | Nov 2, 2014 6:12 AM
Yeah, you can add titles to the database through this link.

I'm reading A Zoo in Winter right now. It has that signature elegant melancholy of Taniguchi. It's very beautiful.

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Members: 33
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Category: Manga
Created: Dec 16, 2009

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