Toudo no Tabibito
The Ice Wanderer and Other Stories
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Toudo no Tabibito

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Japanese: 凍土の旅人
English: The Ice Wanderer and Other Stories
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 28, 1994 to Jul 1, 2004
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Original
Authors: Taniguchi, Jiro (Story & Art)


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An anthology of six short stories. The title story is set in the Klondike region in 1897 and recounts the American author Jack London’s fortuitous encounter with an enigmatic old man. White Wilderness is also related to Jack London - it's an adaptation of the early part of his White Fang novel in which two men and their dog team are relentlessly pursued by a pack of wolves. Our Mountains, set in Japan in the 1920s, follows an elderly hunter in his attempts to take vengeance on the enormous bear that killed his son. Kaiyose-Jima is a nostalgic tale in which a boy is sent to spend the summer with relatives on the coast after his mother is taken ill. In Shôkarô, a mangaka looks back on the strange apartment building he lived in when he first came to Tokyo as an aspiring artist and the unusual people he met there. Return To The Sea is the tale of a marine biologist working on the coast of Alaska who becomes obsessed by an elderly bowhead whale and by Inuit tales of a whale cemetery.

(Source: ANN)


Toudo no Tabibito was published in English as The Ice Wanderer and Other Stories by Ponent Mon / Fanfare on January 1, 2010. It was also published in Polish as Wędrowiec z tundry by Hanami.


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Jun 7, 2021
As there are no reviews, allow me to offer more insight on what the Ice Wanderer has to offer.

These are short stories. Some based on a memoir, some from elsewhere. As the title suggests, it uses themes of nature and animals well, as Taniguchi has spent decades being familiar with how to draw and utilise these effectively in his manga. Some stories rely more heavily on these settings.

This book is quite unique, as the driving force behind these stories are, in my opinion, their atmosphere. Instead of stories where there may be lessons to be learned or important revelations to be had, this manga is ...

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