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Uno zoo d'inverno

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  459 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
Kioto, 1966. El joven Hamaguchi trabaja en una fábrica de textiles. Cansado de no poder satisfacer su pasión por el dibujo, se despide y se marcha a Tokio. Allí, un estudio de manga le ofrece una oportunidad, al mismo tiempo que descubre la vida nocturna y los ambientes artísticos de la ciudad. Pero el trabajo de ayudante de mangaka es extenuante y Hamaguchi pronto se da c ...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published 2010 by Rizzoli :Lizard (first published March 2008)
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Dec 26, 2013 Mariel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: would not take sides
Recommended to Mariel by: He would not be moved
My goal wasn't especially to do sketches...
...but, somehow or other, this is where I'd end up.

This is a story about a teenage kid who knows what he wants. He knows that he doesn't want to work in a textile office. He wants to do something with pictures, maybe. Maybe he wants to sit on a bench and draw the animals in the zoo. If he has a day off he might like to do that. If his boss says chaperon my wayward daughter so she doesn't get into trouble. If he loses his job because she ran off on her h
Dario Malic
Sep 20, 2016 Dario Malic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jiro Taniguchi je autor koji mi jednostavno leži. Njegovi životni likovi, jednostavna naracija i jasan i precizan crtež ukazuju na sreću koja se krije u malim stvarima i izazivaju u meni osjećaj mira i opuštenosti. Sve navedeno vrijedi i za ovo djelo iako je ono možda mrvicu "lakše" od ostalih radova koje sam čitao. Priča, temeljena na autorovom životu, govori o mladom momku koji ulazi u svijet manga crtača i posredno u svijet odraslih. Priča je to o sazrijevanju, prvoj ljubavi i mukotrpnom radu ...more
Inge Janse
Okay, maar niet wereldschokkend. Het verbaast me vooral dat Japan ook in comics zo ondoorgrondelijk is. Veel lijkt aan de oppervlakte te blijven, terwijl de grote motieven impliciet de personages voortstuwen. Grafisch is het weinig imposant en vooral erg schetsmatig. Het einde is ook nogal abrupt. Maar goed, ik heb nooit veel van Japanners begrepen.
Sam Williamson
Dec 26, 2016 Sam Williamson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I honestly don't know whether or not to feel encouraged or very sad after finishing this, but it was so lovely and felt so honest and the characters seem so real. It was a pleasure to read.
Dies ist jetzt die 3. Geschichte, die ich von Taniguchi lese. Diesmal geht es um den jungen Hamaguchi, der in den 70er Jahren in Tokyo seinen Traum als Mangaka arbeiten zu können verfolgt. Die Geschichte soll stark autobiographisch geprägt sein.
Taniguchis Stil ist auch hier wieder sehr klar erkennbar: feine klare Linien; reich an Details, aber nie überladen; die Panels sind sehr strukturiert angeordnet, die Handlung selbst wird ruhig und sparsam erzählt.
Oftmals sind Taniguchis Charaktere eher un
"Un zoo en hiver" m'a changé de mes lectures de manga habituelles. Je suis plutôt dans Monster, Nana voire Cyborg Kuro Chan: des histoires qui n'ont rien à voir avec celle-ci. "Un zoo..." raconte comment Taniguchi (on m'a dit que c'était son histoire) est devenu mangaka, ses difficultés à trouver un sujet. C'est une histoire toute simple, l'histoire de beaucoup de mangaka certainement, très poétique et romantique. Je n'ai jamais lu aucune de ses histoires mais celle-ci m'a donné envie de découvr ...more
Jul 03, 2012 Vale rated it really liked it
Taniguchi coglie il momento decisivo come Cartier-Bresson nella fotografia: i momenti che sembrano inutili ai più, dischiudono l'essenza del vivere ai suoi personaggi.
Come farà a disegnare anche il silenzio?
Feb 16, 2013 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is Taniguchi the world's greatest living artist working in the medium of comics? That's a question I ask myself every time I read one of his works. The combination of exquisite craftsmanship and masterful storytelling is pretty much hard to compare, at least from my perspective. Granted, his work might not be everyone's cup of tea. Maybe when it comes to comics or manga, you like stuff that's big and loud and genre oriented. But to be able to tell quiet, subtle, human level stories with such sub ...more
Oct 21, 2011 Estara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Taniguchi and people with an interest in the Japanese manga szene in the late 60s
Shelves: manga, read-in-2011
Very handsome edition, but why the heck did they have to flip the content? Both French and English manga lovers know how to read it the correct way and it makes following the speech bubbles quite awkward sometimes.

The translation is workman-like to me, probably because the Japanese honorifics were gotten rid off as well. I wonder if they're simply trying to market this as a comic, as opposed to a manga. Hmm.

Taniguchi's alter ego at 18 to 20 is as stoic of face as his protagonists usually seem to
Sep 15, 2015 Vicki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-and-comics
I love Jiro Taniguchi's quiet nostalgic books, and this delivers that feeling to a tee.

I think this book is semi-autobiographical, but either way it's about a young man and how he begins his career as a manga artist in Tokyo.

This book has a very different feel to a lot of other manga published in English. Its a bit more sedate and covers experiences that many adults have had (e.g. the strangeness of moving to a new city and changing your lifestyle for a job). However, if that sounds a bit boring
May 19, 2013 Clodjee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Ce manga nous en apprend un peu sur le travail d'assistant mangaka mais, fidèle à ses habitudes, Jirō TANIGUCHI se concentre surtout sur le quotidien (toujours à travers une perspective assez contemplative, introspective et nostalgique) et, dans ce cas particulier, sur les relations personnelles.

Le récit d'Un zoo en hiver est excellent et l'histoire nous est racontée avec une grande maîtrise. Mais Taniguchi nous a déjà démontré ses talents narratif à maintes reprises. Ce qui m'a vraiment impres
Mars Dorian
Aug 25, 2016 Mars Dorian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jiro Taniguchi is my favorite mangaka as of lately. His stories feature a magical realism and allow a deeper look into Japanese daily life. Most of his mangas feature average people stuck in daily life, while longing for that something little extra.

In Winter Zoo, Jiro shows the young adulthood of a man who accidentally becomes the assistant of a manga artist and longs to become an artist himself while juggling first love and the tough expectations of his brother and mother.

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This was a very subdued and emotion filled book. Our protagonist Hamaguchi is a young man who at first lacks much motivation or direction in his life. He just lets life carry him following it wherever it leads, but lacking conviction or ambition.

Inspiration comes to him in the form of a young girl, then his life begins to change. In some ways it was similar to the popular Shounen Jump title "Bakuman" as it is about a young manga assistant trying to get beyond just filling in the blacks and draw
Mika Lietzén
Dec 21, 2012 Mika Lietzén rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Nuori mies tahtoo mangakaksi 60-luvun Japanissa, siinä sivussa juopotellaan, kestitään isoveljeä ja tavataan tyttö. Taniguchin tapaan meno on hillittyä ja tarina hiipii päälle, vasta lopussa painovoima alkaa tuntua. Hahmojakaan ei päästetä helpolla, usempien kohdalla ensivaikutelma johtaa harhaan ja todellinen persoona piilee pinnan alla. Skenehistoriointi saattaa jotakuta liikuttaa, vaikka tuttuahan tää muistelugenre jo on (vrt. Eisner, Tatsumi, Pussey). Ei kenties ihan Distant Neighborhoodin t ...more
Mar 09, 2015 Llc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: default, manga, bpe-cr
En "Un Zoo en Invierno", Taniguchi vuelve a narrar una pequeña gran historia cotidiana que, aún común, es diferente. Trata de un joven que tiene vocación de dibujante de manga, y cómo, poco a poco, va logrando su meta, intercalando su pasión con su vida diaria. Nos adentra en el duro y apasionante mundo de ser mangaka. El dibujo me parece magnífico, los fondos, las expresiones faciales, los diálogos. Para quien guste de historias tranquilas, pero que te sorprenden, este manga es ideal. Me ha hec ...more
Dec 15, 2015 Lander rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Como siempre Taniguchi nos narra con pulso firme y un dibujo detallista y exquisito una pequeña historia de iniciacion intima cotidiana y emotiva. El paso de la infancia a la madurez de un joven aspirante a mangaka en Tokio. En 7 episodios somos testigos de como dejar la infancia atras es un paso agridulce n donde se mezclan los nuevos descubrimientos como el sexo, el amor y el alcohol con las primeras decepciones. Un canto a la esperanza ensoñadora de juventud no exenta de lis vslores tradicion ...more
Oct 04, 2010 Géraldine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd, japon, manga
Taniguchi est entre le manga et la bd occidentale. Cette histoire est, comme tjs avec lui, à la fois poétique et pudique. Le dessin est soigné, ce qui n'est pas tjs la cas, loin de là dans les mangas, et l'histoire est belle. Il parle ici de ses premières années en tant que assistant dessinateur de mangas, de ses premières années d'indépendance, ses premiers boulots, premières sortie et premier amour. Un joli roman d'apprentissage.
Une valeur sure de la bande dessinée japonaise.
Badr Al Ghamlasi
Dec 30, 2012 Badr Al Ghamlasi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A semi- autobiography of one of Japan's greatest mangakas. The story is neither too deep nor shallow, Taniguchi, did a great job keeping it very interesting & refreshing to read (especially if you're a fan of 1960's Japan like me) . Unfortunately the manga ends abruptly when the story was at its best.
Jul 21, 2010 Txinnih rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Normalmente siempre me gusta lo que leo de Taniguchi. Es suave, tierno y sentimental. Me encanta ver los interiores de las casas de Japón y las costumbres que se intuyen. Un zoo en invierno trata de la época de adolescente del autor a través de un alter ego al que llaman Hamaguchi,en la que se muestra su vocación de dibujante y sus inicios en la profesión.
Andrés Santiago
Le doy 4 estrellas por el dibujo, que es una maravilla. El guión es un poco lento, aunque interesante para descubrir el mundo de los dibujantes de manga, sobre todo antes de que el manga saliera de Japón. Taniguchi nunca defrauda.
Nov 04, 2012 Keith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
i've been wanting to read something buy this guy for a long time so i was excited when i saw this at the library. after reading the first few chapters i kinda expected it to be told like "a drifting life". i actually enjoyed this more but they're only superficially related.
Aug 30, 2011 Eric rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2011
I'm not much into straightforward autobiographical comics. But Jiro Taniguchi is able to elevate his memoir into something special. A Drifting Life and Bakuman have their unique charms, but I prefer this book's insights into the dreams (and heartbreaks) of an aspiring mangaka.

Nov 27, 2011 Elsa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-gn
The only reason this does not get 5 stars is that it is flipped. What's up with that? Everyone's left handed and the dialog is hard to follow. Otherwise this is an understated and beautifully drawn memoir of the author's life as a young man and the start of his career in manga.
Emilia P
Dec 09, 2012 Emilia P rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-books
Eh. It's rough to be a sensitive young Japanese guy and an aspiring mangaka. I guess I liked the love stories in this, but it felt sort of intentionally bland. So, I get why it's great and artists memoiry, but it wasn't for me. More Monsters, ala Nononba, please.
Jul 10, 2012 Reyzl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jiro-taniguchi
Fantástico Taniguchi una vez más. Me encanta como cuenta las historias. Sus personajes son muy cercanos. Sus viñetas respiran paz y honestidad, sus textos son conmovedores y sencillos como la vida misma.
Mary  Goodnight
Jul 28, 2011 Mary Goodnight rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Encore un merveilleux récit d'apprentissage, empreint de mélancolie et de nostalgie, qui m'a émue jusqu'aux larmes. Quel grand monsieur, ce Taniguchi...
pierlapo  quimby
Dec 21, 2010 pierlapo quimby rated it really liked it
Shelves: fumetti
Forse un pelo squilibrato nella sceneggiatura, ma lieve e sincero come sempre, questo scorcio autobiografico di Taniguchi.
Semi-autobiografisch liefdesverhaal waarin Taniguchi je een blik gunt in de tekenateliers van de Japanse mangaka's.
Feb 07, 2016 Delphine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un dessin magnifique. Une grande sensibilité alors que l'auteur revient sur ses années d'apprentissage.
Rather Dashing
May 28, 2012 Rather Dashing rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Simply masterful in every way--not a single word or image wasted in this simple yet heart-rendingly beautiful story.
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Name (in native language): 谷口 ジロー
Zodiac: Leo

He began to work as assistant of the late mangaka Kyota Ishikawa.
He made his manga debut in 1970 with Kareta Heya (A Desiccated Summer), published in the magazine Young Comic.
From 1976 to 1979, 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 1984 to 19
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