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Aruku Hito

Aruku Hito

Alternative Titles

English: The Walking Man
Japanese: 歩くひと


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


Score: 7.441 (scored by 1345 users)
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Ranked: #40282
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Popularity: #2587
Members: 2,668
Favorites: 31


Both are excellent examples of slice-of-life done well. Gentle storytelling, combined with minimal dialogue (allowing the pictures to tell the story), pictures that do indeed paint a 1000 words and an overwhelming sense of peace and harmony, make these a delight to read. The Walking Man has the advantage that it does not have the same gentle melancholy that YKK has, making it a more uplifting read that reminds us all the we need to stop and smell the flowers more often. 
reportRecommended by psygremlin
Same author. Taniguchi Jiro made perfect example of "slice of life" manga - slow paced stories with unique atmosphere. Both are meant for mature readers. 
reportRecommended by Gokudo-kun
Both are slice of life manga written by Jiro Taniguchi. They have simple stories taken from everyday life, but full of emotional moments. In both manga, the main characters try to enjoy life to the fullest by living every moment of it. 
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both deal with contemplation of simple things in life and taking pleasure by noticing them. 
reportRecommended by potatonster
The Walking Man and Yama E Iku (in the Anywhere But Here anthology) are extremely similar to one another. Nothing ground breaking happens, but a man just walks around, and takes in the beauty of nature around him. It's about simple things. 
reportRecommended by tlne
Both manga have protagonists that do plenty of walking on their free time. The Walking Man could be summed up as "stop and smell the roses" while BLAME! could be summed up as "stop and shoot the cyborg killing machines". 
reportRecommended by Yuunagi
Slice of life titles that live for idyllic scenery. 
reportRecommended by gumdrophop