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Fuyu no Doubutsuen

Fuyu no Doubutsuen

Alternative Titles

English: A Zoo in Winter
Japanese: 冬の動物園

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: 2005 to 2007
Authors: Taniguchi, Jiro (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.661 (scored by 459 users)
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Ranked: #24432
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Popularity: #8586
Members: 913
Favorites: 7
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Synopsis

It is the year 1966. Hamaguchi, a young man comes to Kyoto, where he finds work in a small textile company.In his free time, he goes to the local Zoo to draw animals. His peaceful life is one day disturbed by the company owner's daughter. Because of that, when his friend tells him of a certain job offer in Tokyo, Hamaguchi decides to go at once. In the capital he gets to learn the way of a manga artist.

Background

Fuyu no Doubutsuen was published in English as A Zoo in Winter by Ponent Mon in a hardcover edition on June 23, 2011 (and again on December 4, 2017), and in Polish as Zoo zimą by Hanami.

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Oct 7, 2018
T3Deliciouz (All reviews)
This is one of Jiro Taniguchi's later works and being that, I was disappointed by how un-creative it was. It carries over cheesy tropes and dialogue from ages past which shouldn't be an excuse just because Jiro was much older when he wrote this. This was a coming of age story, that acts as a self insert of the author, though the main protagonist isn't really interesting in the slightest as the kid is mostly shy, sad, quiet, and doesn't talk much to others which doesn't blend well with a story based in reality. The majority of the other characters are also very 1-dimensional with read more

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