2017年2月12日 星期日

Jiro Taniguchi谷口 ジロ 治郎 1947-2017

Not to be confused with the Japanese animator Gorō Taniguchi.
Jiro Taniguchi

Jiro Taniguchi at Lucca Comics and Games in 2011
Born August 14, 1947
Tottori, Tottori Prefecture, Japan
Died February 11, 2017 (aged 69)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Manga artist
Nationality Japanese
Notable works Bocchan No Jidai
Haruka na Machi e
Notable awards Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize (1998)

Jiro Taniguchi (谷口 ジロー Taniguchi Jirō?, 14 August 1947 – 11 February 2017) was a Japanese manga writer/artist.

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Extract from Aruku Hito (The Walking Man)

Taniguchi began his career as an assistant of manga artist Kyota Ishikawa. He made his manga debut in 1970 with Kareta Heya (A Desiccated Summer), published in the magazine Young Comic.

From 1978 to 1986, he created several hard-boiled comics with the scenarist Natsuo Sekigawa, such as City Without Defense, The Wind of the West is White and Lindo 3. From 1987 to 1996, Taniguchi and Natsuo Sekigawa produced the 5-volume series Botchan no Jidai. In the 1990s, he came up with several albums, among which Aruku Hito (歩くひと?), Chichi no Koyomi (父の暦?), and Hitobito Shirīzu: Keyaki no Ki (人びとシリーズ「けやきのき」?).

In 1980-1983, he collaborated with Garon Tsuchiya for the manga Blue Fighter (青の戦士 Ao no Senshi?), Knuckle Wars (ナックル・ウォーズ Nakkuru Wōzu?) and Live! Odyssey (LIVE! オデッセイ?).

He illustrated Baku Yumemakura’s works, Garouden from 1989-1990 and Kamigami no itadaki (The Summit of the Gods) from 2000 to 2003. The later received awards at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2002 and 2005.

In 1997, he created the Ikaru (Icarus) series with texts by Mœbius.

Jiro Taniguchi gained several prizes for his work. Among others, the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award (1998) for the series Botchan no Jidai, the Shogakukan prize with Inu o Kau, and in 2003, the Alph'Art of the best scenario at the Angoulême International Comics Festival (France) for A Distant Neighborhood. His work has been translated in many languages.

Taniguchi died on 11 February 2017 in Tokyo, at the age of 69.[1]

1980s and earlier[edit]
1979 - Lindo 3!
1980 - Muboushi Toshi
1980 - Ooinaru Yasei
1981/03 - Jiken Ya Kagyou - Trouble is my Business
1982/03 - Blue Fighter (Ao no Senshi)
1982/03 - Hunting Dog
1983/08 - Knuckle Wars – The Fist of Rebellion (Nakkuru Wōzu – Ken no Ran)
1983/03 - Shin Jiken Ya Kagyou - New Trouble is my Business
1983/09 - Live! Odyssey
1984/02 - Seifuu Ha Shiroi
1984/12 - Rudo Boy
1985/10 - Enemigo
1986/01 - Hotel Harbour View
1986/10 - Blanca
1987/06 - Botchan no Jidai (坊っちゃんの時代?), based on Botchan, a 1906 novel by Natsume Sōseki
1988/05 - K
1988/06 - Ice Age Chronicle of the Earth
1990/01 - Hara Shishi Jiten
1990/09 - Garouden (Hungry Wolves Legend)
1991/06 - Samurai Non Grata
1992/04 - Aruku Hito -(歩くひと, translated in French as L'Homme qui Marche and English as The Walking Man)
1992/09 - Kaze No Sho (translated in English as Samurai Legend)
1992/10 - Inu wo Kau
1993/09 - Keyaki no Ki (translated in French as L'orme du Caucase)
1994/09 - Mori He - Into the Forest
1994/11 - Chichi no Koyomi
1995/04 - My Father's Journal (translated in French as Le Journal de Mon Père)
1996/04 - Benkei in New York (N.Y.の弁慶?)
1996/07 - Blanca II (Dog of God)
1997/10 - Kodoku no Gourmet
1998/09 - Haruka na Machi e (translated in English as A Distant Neighborhood - translated in French as Quartier Lointain)
1999/01 - Tokyo Genshi Gyou
1999/12 - Sousaku Sha - Quest for the Missing Girl
2000/11/30 - Ikaru
2000/12 - Kamigami no Itadaki (The Summit of the Gods)
2002/09 - Ten no Taka - Sky Hawk
2004/11 - Toudo no Tabibito - The Ice Wanderer
2005/03 - Seton
2005/12 - Hare Yuku Sora (晴れゆく空?) - A Bright Blue Sky[3] (translated in French as Un ciel radieux)
2006/03 - Sampo Mono
2007/09 - Mahou no Yama (The Magic Mountain)
2008/03 - Fuyu no Doubutsu (A Zoo in Winter)
2013/ - Tomoji (とも路)[4]
2013/ - My Year
Jump up^ Kelly, Seth (11 February 2017). "Japanese Manga Legend Jiro Taniguchi Dies at 69". Variety. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
Jump up^ "Bibliographie de Jirô Taniguchi / 谷口ジロー" (in French). 2010-04-06. Archived from the original on 2016-01-16.
Jump up^ Source for English title: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/ABrightBlueSky
Jump up^ MyAnimeList
External links[edit]
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jirō Taniguchi.

Jiro Taniguchi at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
(Japanese) Jiro Taniguchi's Town (his approved fan-site)
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Latest update : 2017-02-12

Jiro Taniguchi, a legend in Japan's comic art of manga, died in Tokyo on Saturday at the age of 69, leaving behind an international following for his exquisite line drawing of scenes from everyday life.

The artist's French publisher Casterman announced his death on its website, adding that he had been seriously ill, as it expressed its deep condolences to his family.
Taniguchi first shot to fame in Japan at the end of the 1980s with the first volume of "The Times of Botchan", which centres around Natsume Soseki, one of Japan's greatest writers.
Just over a decade later, he hit the international manga scene with "A Distant Neighbourhood", about a Japanese salaryman who travels back to his childhood -- widely seen to this day as his masterpiece.
Taniguchi's work is hailed for its delicate line drawing and intricately-constructed landscapes.
Critics have also praised his gentle subject matter for standing in stark contrast to the usual fare of high school romance or sometimes violent pornography consumed by some of Japan's manga fans.
In works such as "The Walking Man", the protagonist is occupied less by any specific action as with a fascination with aspects of everyday life -- the things he finds, the scenes he sees and the people he meets on his strolls through suburban neighbourhoods.
'Extraordinarily kind'
Taniguchi's detailed landscapes populated by vaguely cartoonish characters drew comparisons in the West with some of the better-known European comic heroes, such as Tintin.
Born in 1947 to a modest family in the city of Tottori, 100 kilometres (60 miles) northwest of the old imperial capital Kyoto, Taniguchi had his first cartoon published in 1970.
He became especially popular in France, one of the biggest markets for graphic art.
"He was seen by French readers, illustrators and publishers as a god, while he presented himself as a regular guy," fellow manga artist Tori Miki said on Twitter.
In 2011, the French government awarded Taniguchi the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters -- one of the country's most prestigious prizes.
Four years later, the annual cartoon festival in the French city of Angouleme held a retrospective of his work.
"He was preparing a new work intended for family readership, a story in three volumes, 'The Millennium Forest,' in full colour, a new approach to manga," his agent and translator Corinne Quentin told AFP in Tokyo.
Taniguchi "really did bridge the two worlds of cartoon art -- Japan and France," said Sebastien Langevin, a graphic art specialist and Canal BD Manga Mag chief editor.
Casterman, his publisher, also praised Taniguchi's character, describing him as an "extraordinarily kind and gentle" person.
"The humanism that imbued all his work is familiar to his readers, but the man himself was much less well-known, naturally reserved in character and more inclined to let his work speak on his behalf," it said.
Taniguchi's panels were painstakingly hand-drawn, using paper, pen, and a craft knife.
"I do not use a computer because I don't know how, I don't have that skill," he told AFP in an interview in Tokyo in 2012.
"I don't know why I am also known outside Japan. Perhaps it is because my work is similar to Western comics, which I've followed for 30 years and they have influenced my subconscious," he said.
He was deeply affected by Japan's devastating 2011 tsunami and nuclear accident at Fukushima and even considered abandoning his work as useless in the face of such destruction.
But he said he drew inspiration from how his fellow Japanese people dealt with the aftermath of the disaster and carried on.
"I continued thanks to my readers, thanks to the voice of the survivors that made me realise that they still wanted to read my work," he said.