Jirō Taniguchi


Born
in Tottori Prefecture, Japan
August 14, 1947

Died
February 11, 2017

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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 1991, Tanigushi and Natsuo Sekigawa produced the trilogy Bocchan No Jidai.
In the 1990s, he came up with several albums, among which Aruku Hito (歩くひと), Chichi no koyomi (The Almanac of My Father), and Keyaki no ki.
In 2001, he created the Icare (Icaro) series on texts by Mœbius.
Jirô Taniguchi gained several prizes for his work. Among others, the Osamu
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“Nobody truly becomes an adult. The child we have been is always there, deep inside of us. As time passes, we think we're growing, but maturity is only an illusion; a hindrance to our free child soul.”
Jirō Taniguchi

Nonnina: – Tu… quanto tempo ancora hai intenzione di vivere? … Dovresti morire al più presto, per loro … Tu … mi capisci … no? … Anch’io vorrei andarmene al più presto. […] Nulla mi diverte ormai … E non intendo procurare fastidio a nessuno … Anche lui pensa questo. Ne sono convinta … Ma è difficile morire … Uno … Non riesce a morire … Non come vorrebbe … Non va come si desidera.”
Jirō Taniguchi, Terre de rêves

“La morte di un animale ci addolora ancora di più perché non possiamo comunicare con lui a parole. … Vivere. Morire … La morte dell’uomo, la morte di un cane, sono la medesima cosa.”
Jirō Taniguchi, Terre de rêves

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