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In una lontana città (A Distant Neighborhood / 遥かな町へ #1-2)

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Un adulto viaggia nel tempo e si ritrova nel suo corpo di adolescente. Da una simile idea di partenza Francis Ford Coppola ha tratto il film Peggy Sue si è sposato. Jiro Taniguchi ha ricavato invece questo romanzo a fumetti. Si sanno poche cose su Taniguchi. Invidia l'Europa per la facilità di contaminazione tra i paesi che la compongono. E affascinato dalla Francia, paese ...more
Paperback, 1st, 416 pages
Published November 2006 by Rizzoli (first published 1998)
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Irena
Apr 28, 2015 Irena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
odlična!
El Templo
"Por fin se edita la obra maestra de Jiro Taniguchi a un precio asequible (18 euros) y en un único tomo (anteriormente Ponent Mon lo publicó en dos volúmenes, a 14 euros cada uno). Cuando uno se enfrenta por primera vez a ese tomo, de más de cuatrocientas páginas en blanco y negro, le entra un poco de respeto; pero al poco de empezar la lectura esa sensación se convierte en interés por saber qué le va a pasar a Hiroshi Nakahara, el protagonista de esta historia, cuando, al volver de un viaje de ...more
Manuel Di Censo
Nov 08, 2014 Manuel Di Censo rated it it was amazing
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Veronica
Mar 21, 2014 Veronica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fumetti
Jiro Taniguchi, nato a Tottori nel 1947, è la mia più recente scoperta. E direi che arrivo tardi a scoprire un autore che non solo è affermatissimo in Giappone, ma ha pubblicato numerose opere anche in Italia.
Arrivo tardi in quanto per troppo tempo sono stata restia verso delle tavole che mi sembravano eccessivamente semplici e per questo motivo prive di attrattiva. Se sono qui a scriverne è perché sbagliavo…
In una lontana città è un fumetto pubblicato in due volumi dalla Coconino Press al prez
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Romain X.
Oct 23, 2015 Romain X. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog
Hiroshi Nakahara est un homme de 48 ans qui, lors d’un déplacement professionnel, va un peu trop arroser la soirée et se réveiller le lendemain avec une gueule de bois carabinée. Tellement carabinée qu’il va se tromper de train. Lorsqu’il s’en aperçoit, il reconnaît vaguement le paysage et se fait rapidement confirmer par une hôtesse que le train roule en direction de la ville où il a vécu enfant. Résigné, il décide de profiter de cette occasion donnée par le destin — ou plutôt par l'alcool — po ...more
Ma'ncon
May 15, 2016 Ma'ncon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was absolutely amazing. I checked it out of the library and I will definitely start to buy all of his books. :)
Pimpollomav
Jun 09, 2015 Pimpollomav rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sin lugar a dudas una verdadera joya en todos los aspectos, tanto en su guion como gráficamente, sutileza desbordante por todos los poros derrocha esta novela gráfica que desde hoy se eleva en los altares de mi biblioteca.
Pau Domènech
Mar 31, 2015 Pau Domènech rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una petita meravella que fa reflexionar sobre el passat, el present i el futur i les decisions que hem pres, prenem i prendrem.
Adriii
May 05, 2014 Adriii rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-comic, drama
El entrañable y nostálgico costumbrismo de Barrio Lejano es embriagador; de una simpleza deliciosa que a base de sutilezas y detalles va haciéndonos partícipes de la segunda madurez de su protagonista y de cómo redescubre el doloroso pasado de su familia. Especialmente enriquecedor es ese punto de vista que tiene Hiro de todo, maduro pero a la vez ignorante de muchos aspectos de su adolescencia y de si mismo. Excepcional. Perfecto aperitivo para mi viaje a Japón.
Dario Malic
Oct 03, 2015 Dario Malic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taniguchijevo "Daleko susjedstvo" priča je o četrdesetosmogodišnjem čovjeku koji se vrati kroz vrijeme u doba kada je imao četrnaest godina i kretao u osmi razred. Ideja nije nova. Mnoga su se djela bavila putovanjem kroz vrijeme i pokušajima da se promijeni prošlost/sadašnjost, no Taniguchijeva namjera je nešto drugačija. Iako i njegov glavni lik dobivši drugu priliku pokušava promijeniti neke događaje pa se i mi neizbježno pitamo što bi napravili drugačije da nam se ukaže takva prilika, ono če ...more
Mars Dorian
Mar 26, 2015 Mars Dorian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the kind of Manga that I would have tossed out the windows in my teenage years.

Why? Because on the surface, there's not much happening.

Think the classic Hollywood movie "Big" with Tom Hanks: grown-up man magically becomes boy again and experiences the world from his adult perspective. The major difference: the protagonist travels back to his own childhood at a moment when his father threatens to leave the family forever.

What I love about this story is the emotions it evokes: this manga h
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Fredrik Strömberg
This is the second time I read this graphic novel, and once again I'm struck by the gentle power of this slow-paced, emotionally hard-hitting gem of a tale. If you are a fan of Haruki Murakami's novels and short stories, then this is the graphic novel for you, combining fantastical elements with a story that is essentially about love and family.

A middle aged Japanese family man travels home to the town he grew up in, and is for some reason transfered back to his own self at age 14. After the in
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Camille
Apr 06, 2015 Camille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphique
Si je lis si peu de bandes dessinées ou de romans graphiques, je pense que c'est parce que j'ai du mal à m'habituer à la rapidité de l'action dans ce genre d'ouvrages. J'aime les romans plus denses, car j'aime m'installer dans une certaine atmosphère, prendre le temps de m'intéresser aux détails, de réfléchir, de m'attacher aux personnages. Et c'est parce que ce sont des éléments qu'on retrouve trop rarement dans le graphique, que j'aime décidément Jirô Taniguchi.

L'histoire peut sembler banale :
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Michelangelo
Dec 12, 2015 Michelangelo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un uomo, una vita normale, due figlie, una moglie, un buon lavoro, una casa a Tokyo.
Tutto sembra perfetto, però d'un tratto, reduce dalla classica stanchezza del lavoratore sbaglia treno e si ritrova diretto nella sua città natale.
Qui, in attesa del treno per poter tornare indietro decide di ripercorrere i luoghi della sua infanzia fino a raggiungere il cimitero di famiglia.
Davanti alla tomba della madre si addormenta e si sveglia di nuovo bambino, il giorno prima della ripresa della scuola.
Ades
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Nuria Algarra
Feb 18, 2014 Nuria Algarra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taniguchi reflexiona sin sentimentalismos sobre la familia y las relaciones que dentro de ella se establecen, lo que sabemos y lo que desconocemos sobre las personas con las que compartimos techo, sobre los deseos y los sueños insatisfechos, sobre lo que al final ha quedado de ellos. Sobre la vida, al fin y al cabo.

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Yoda Bor
Jan 12, 2016 Yoda Bor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un homme se retrouve sans le vouloir coincé dans son corps d’adolescent 40 ans plus tôt. Il lui vient alors l’idée de comprendre pourquoi, cet été là, son père a quitté la maison familiale pour ne plus jamais donner de nouvelles.

Il connaît le futur et profite de chaque instant mais, petit à petit, il se met à changer des petites choses. Son futur lui semble de plus en plus lointain alors que son nouveau présent lui parait bien agréable.

C’est un splendide manga qui pose de bonnes questions sur le
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Graziano
Quartieri lontani comprende: In una lontana citta’ # 1 e # 2.

Segui il tuo sentiero e, se si interrompe, prendine un altro (dove? … non e’ importante!)

… il cielo e’ cosi’ alto.

Nuvole che fluttuano pigre,
mi sembra di poterle
toccare con una mano.

Esiste da sempre lassu’,
trascendendo il tempo.

L’eternita’...
forse e’ il cielo stesso…

Sicuramente nessuno
puo’ diventare veramente
adulto…

Tutti quanti, nel profondo
del cuore, sono ancora
bambini che erano un tempo.

… proprio come questo cielo…

Il tempo ci fa so
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Michael
Mar 01, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gripping and haunting tale about a middle-aged man coming to terms with his childhood and with his relationship to his family (past and present).

The mechanism of the story is rather classical and will remind one of Back to the Future or Coppola's film Peggy Sue Got Married (there may even be a reference to the latter in the book dedication in the end), but Jiro gives a fresh take on the genre by focusing on the possibility of personal change.

The character's hope that he might be able to change
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Clodjee
May 19, 2013 Clodjee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Quatre ans plus tôt, avec Le journal de mon père (l'histoire d'un homme qui, après un longue absence, revient dans son village natal pour les funérailles de son père), Tanuguchi avait déjà touché le thème de la réminiscence, mais il y ajoute cette fois une touche de fantastique. Son style habituel, soigné et détaillé, qui sait fort bien rendre toute l'émotion et la sensibilité du récit, est le canevas idéal pour ce superbe travail narratif. Une fois de plus Taniguchi documente d'une façon intimi ...more
Angela Natividad
Qu'est-ce que vous feriez si vous pourriez retourner à votre adolescence ? C'est la question que se pose cette belle collection. Un vrai plaisir à lire, par contre j'étais étonnée par la manque de profondeur vers la fin. Avec un tel sujet tu peux aller loin, mais la fin de ces deux BDs est tellement facile qu'elle est presque insultante.
Artur Coelho
Não podemos reverter o curso do rio da vida. Mas, se por algum estranho milagre, se regressasse a um tempo anterior em que éramos mais jovens embora com as memórias do futuro? Hiroshi, o protagonista deste encantador Quartier Lointain, é um homem de meia idade prestes a deixar a sua família que, de repente, regressa aos seus catorze anos, revivendo-os com a memória do futuro e sob o peso do imimente abandono do seu pai. O passado não se altera, mas revisitá-lo dá a Hiroshi um novo fôlego para o ...more
Marie
May 25, 2015 Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
Une histoire touchante illustrée avec brio. J'aime les scènes de vie quotidienne, les paysages urbains et surtout la délicatesse avec laquelle Taniguchi aborde les émotions des personnages. Une histoire qui fait réfléchir.
Przemek Skoczyński
Sep 06, 2015 Przemek Skoczyński rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Motyw "powrotu do przeszłości" i wpływu na bieg wydarzeń jest już w popkulturze oklepany masakrycznie, ale czyta się świetnie. Być może to efekt egzotyki samego gatunku - niewiele mang zgłębiałem wcześniej.
Anastasiaadamov
Feb 06, 2016 Anastasiaadamov rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story of a forty eight year old man who by accident travels back in time and becomes his fourteen year old self. Graphic expression is sublime in its details. Inspiring read. Made me nostalgic.
Pelks
Jan 30, 2016 Pelks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is hands down one of the best mangas I've ever read. I HIGHLY recommend it. The art is breathtaking and the story is captivating. It's called "A Distant Neighborhood" in English. Read it!
Dina Rahajaharison
"Comment avais-je pu si longtemps oublier l'apaisante douceur qui se trouvait là ?"
Gin Pea
Nov 05, 2014 Gin Pea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Très belle histoire et de très beau dessins, j'ai beaucoup aimé ce mangas.
Clémence
Sep 20, 2012 Clémence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Dans Quartier lointain, Jirô Taniguchi imagine le passage d’un homme de 40 ans à l’enfant qu’il était à 14 ans. Hiroshi est un homme mûr, vivant à Tokyo avec sa femme et ses deux filles. Au retour d’un voyage d’affaires, il se trompe de train et se retrouve dans sa ville natale où il n’était pas retourné pendant de nombreuses années. Il en profite alors pour se rendre au cimetière, sur la tombe de sa mère, où il s’endort. Et se réveille dans la peau de l’adolescent qu’il a été à 14 ans…

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Elinor
May 05, 2016 Elinor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une lecture très intéressante ! J'ai beaucoup aimé, surtout l'atmosphère...
Clara
Aug 03, 2015 Clara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
*3,75 of 5 stars REVIEW WILL BE UP SOON
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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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