Jiro Taniguchi Topic of Next Manga Moveable Feast

Manga Worth Reading (us right here!) will be the host of the next Manga Moveable Feast. We’re going to be talking about the works of accomplished artist Jiro Taniguchi from March 18-24. The archive page has been posted, but we only have our own contributions so far.

Taniguchi’s manga available in English include:

If you’re not familiar with the MMF, it’s a virtual book club in which anyone can participate. Simply send us a link to your writing on the topic. In the meantime, here’s a piece of Taniguchi news: He now has an asteroid named after him.

The Saji Astro Park observatory in Tottori City announced on Friday that it named a minor planet — an asteroid discovered in 2000 — after manga creator and Tottori native Jiro Taniguchi. The naming honors Taniguchi for receiving the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) decoration from France last year. The asteroid “Taniguchijiro” is located between Mars and Jupiter in the Asteroid Belt.


  1. There`s also Icaro which he did together with Moebius/Jean Giraud.

  2. […] a marvelous tale that continues to inspire creators centuries of later. And don’t forget! March’s Manga Moveable Feast, hosted by Manga Worth Reading and featuring the work of Jiro Taniguchi, will be held next […]

  3. There’s also Icaro, Jiro’s collaboration with Moebius. Especially pertinent given recent news headlines.

  4. I’m looking forward to reading what people have to say. Taniguchi’s been one of my favourite creators ever since I found The Walking Man when Ponent Mon published it a while back. I just picked up A Zoo in Winter and enjoyed its sedate charms. It kind of felt like a more stable, less sexist Bakuman (presumably, as I’ve only read the first vol of that). I’m looking forward to more of his work being published for American audiences (even if Ponent Mon continues to insist on throwing off my library shelves by printing the spine titles upsidedown).

  5. […] with several people over the years, including Jean Giraud (Icaro). To top it all off, he got an asteroid named after him this […]

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