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:
- A Zoo in Winter
- The Walking Man
- The Summit of the Gods
- The Quest for the Missing Girl
- A Distant Neighborhood
- The Times of Botchan
- The Ice Wanderer
- Hotel Harbour View
- Benkei in New York
- Samurai Legend
- Kodoku no Gourmet (JManga digital only)
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.