Kiiroi Hon: Jacques Thibault to Iu Na no Yuujin
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Kiiroi Hon: Jacques Thibault to Iu Na no Yuujin

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Synonyms: The Yellow Book: A Friend Named Jacques Thibault, Cloudy Wednesday, Mayonnaise, I Live at 2-2-6
Japanese: 黄色い本 ~ジャック・チボーという名の友人~


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: 2001
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Takano, Fumiko (Story & Art)


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This collected volume was named after the longest of the four stories that it contains: a drama about an adolescent girl who falls in love with Roger Martin du Gard's saga, Les Thibault. The remaining stories capture various fragments of everyday life with tenderness and humor. Through the kaleidoscope of its feminine views, The Yellow Book touches the readers heart by attending to what, in sum, makes up life—the little things of our every day.

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Oct 29, 2020

It's a quiet story that takes place in a modest Japanese household around the middle of the 20th Century (deduced from the stuff in the manga). It's very gentle and delicately drawn, and in it a sensitive book-loving girl approaches the end of middle or high school (probably the latter), and is soon to transition to work. As the big change begins to loom, she is reading a translated 19th Century novel. She reads it everywhere, at home, at school, and on the way between, and finds it captivating.

All around the girl as she reads, ordinary life plays out, and the ...
May 9, 2020
If you’re checking this entry, it’s probably because Kiiroi Hon or Yellow Book, a manga written by Fumiko Takano, won the 2003 Osamu Tezuka Grand Prize, but chances are the name Fumiko Takano will be completely unknown to you except if you’ve read some of her translated interviews with Taiyou Matsumoto or with Katsuhiro Otomo.

She’s actually one of the big influential figures in the industry, she was inspired mainly by Moto Hagio and by some of the big authors of COM (an avant-garde magazine created to rival with Garo) such as Fumiko Okada or Shinji Nagashima and started writing comics in the late 70s. ...

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