Aruku Hito
The Walking Man
What would you like to edit?

Aruku Hito

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 歩くひと
English: The Walking Man
More titles


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: 1990 to 1991
Genre: Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Iyashikei Iyashikei
Serialization: Morning Party Zoukan
Authors: Taniguchi, Jiro (Story & Art)


Score: 7.171 (scored by 43084,308 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #62202
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2073
Members: 9,782
Favorites: 99


Ranked #6220Popularity #2073Members 9,782
Add to My List
Volumes: /1
Chapters: /18


Who takes the time these days to climb a tree in bare feet to rescue a child's toy? To stop and observe the birds? To play in the puddles after a storm? To go down to the sea to put a shell back? The Walking Man does as he strolls at random through urban Japan—often silent, often alone—with his vivid dreams that let time stand still.

(Source: Ponent Mon)


Aruku Hito was published in English as The Walking Man by Ponent Mon/Fanfare in March 2006 and again in a new 10th anniversary hardcover edition on March 6, 2014. It was also published in Polish by Hanami on September 15, 2017, and in Brazilian Portuguese by Devir in September 2017.




Feb 3, 2023
the story of a man who enjoys life, being surprised to find a shell in the garden of his house and going up to an attic to wait for the dawn, look through broken glasses at the world itself or without glasses and see all the nuances, bringing at home a bamboo curtain and throw yourself under a fountain to cool off, but above all how would you define someone who follows a man with a stick just to see what happens next, strange man is a compliment, if it happened in reality you would start running because it is certainly a person who wants ...
Jan 12, 2023

I wonder if the man is unemployed, or if he works for himself and can afford to take breaks. I would guess between jobs. He doesn't seem like someone who takes common pleasures for granted. Everyone navigates spaces differently, it's true, but it would be nice if time was not a factor. It's nice to be at ease.

Recently I came upon pictures of my dad, taken four or five years ago while hiking in different parts of the US and China. Even though he still looks young for his age, the photos reminded me that he is very nearly 60 years old. I hope ...
Jul 29, 2017
Mixed Feelings
This is the most "nothing" manga I've read in a while. The Walking Man is a relax-core comic about a Japanese salaryman just taking it slow and enjoying being alive. That's it, he's just chill. I'm pretty sure the goal of the manga is to make you feel at peace too and/or embrace life for what it is and I'm not sure if it's good at doing that but this is completely subjective.

To me it lacked a little something to actually reach the goal. Maybe it's stilted if well drawn backgrounds, maybe it's lack of reletable characters or situations but to be this ended ...

Interest Stacks

19 Entries · 5 Restacks
by Nxxtx
50 Entries · 2 Restacks
33 Entries · 310 Restacks


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for December

North American Anime & Manga Releases for December

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for December Week 1: December 3 - 9 Anime Releases K-On! (incl. K-On!!, Keikaku!, Live House!, Movie, Ura-On!, more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Aruku Hito Chapter 18 Discussion
Trequartista - May 1, 2014
5 repliesby Pokitaru »»
Jan 18, 2023 1:02 PM
Poll: Aruku Hito Chapter 1 Discussion
Trequartista - May 1, 2014
1 repliesby Hirax »»
Jul 17, 2016 10:56 AM