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TANIGUCHI Jiro  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Tottori Prefecture, Japan
Birth Date
August 14, 1947
Last Updated
February 12th, 12:47pm PST
He began 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.
Among other prizes for his work, he won the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award (1998) for the trilogy Bocchan No Jidai, the Shogakukan prize for Inu wo Kau, and in 2003, the Alph'Art of the best scenario at the Angoulême International Comics Festival (France) for Harukana Machi-E.

Died 11 February 2017 (aged 69)
Blood Type
Seinen(44)  Drama(35)  Slice of Life(20)  Mature(13)  Historical(10)  Action(9)  Mystery(9)  Adventure(8)  Supernatural(6)  Romance(4)  Sports(4)  Sci-fi(2)  Psychological(2)  Martial Arts(2)  Tragedy(2)  Comedy(1)  Adult(1)  Josei(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Adidas Manga Fever   Drama, Sports   2002
Ao no Senshi   Drama, Seinen, Sports   1982
Aruku Hito   Seinen, Slice of Life   1990
Benkei in New York   Action, Drama, Mature, Seinen   1995
Blanca   Action, Adventure, Historical, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural   1984
Bocchan no Jidai   Drama, Historical, Seinen, Slice of Life   1987
Carib Song   Josei   2014
Chichi no Koyomi   Drama, Historical, Seinen, Slice of Life   1994
Chikyuu Hyoukai Goto Osamu   Sci-fi, Seinen   1988
Doushite Boku wa Konna Tokoro ni - Pourquoi je suis ici?   Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life   2014
Doushite Boku wa Konno Tokoro ni   Seinen   --
Enemigo   Action, Mature, Mystery, Seinen, Tragedy   1984
Furari.   Historical, Seinen, Slice of Life   2010
Fuyu no Doubutsuen   Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life   2008
Garouden (TANIGUCHI Jiro)   Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   1989
Hareyuku Sora   Drama, Mystery, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural   2004
Haruka na Machi e   Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Slice of Life   1998
Icare   Drama, Mature, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural   1997
Inu o Kau   Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life, Tragedy   1991
Inu o Kau to 12 no Tanpen   Seinen   2009
Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators   Drama, Mature, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural   2005
Jikenya Kagyou   Drama, Mature, Mystery, Seinen   1979
K   Adventure, Drama, Seinen   1998
Kaikei Saketen   Action, Drama, Mature, Mystery, Seinen   1983
Kami no Inu   Action, Adult, Drama, Mature, Seinen   1995
Kamigami no Itadaki   Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Sports   2000
Keiyaki no Ki   Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life   1993
Knuckle Wars   Drama, Seinen, Sports   1983
Kodoku no Gourmet   Seinen, Slice of Life   1994
Kouya yori   Seinen   2012
Lindo 3!   Seinen   1978
Live! Odyssey   Drama, Seinen   1981
Mahou no Yama   Adventure, Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural   2007
Mon année   Drama, Mature, Slice of Life   2009
Nishikaze wa Shiroi   Drama, Seinen   1984
Rude Boy (TANIGUCHI Jiro)   Seinen   1984
Ryouken Tantei   Adventure, Mystery, Seinen   2011
Samurai Nongrata   Action, Drama, Mature, Seinen   1991
Sanpo Mono   Seinen, Slice of Life   2003
Sennen no Tsubasa, Hyakunen no Yume - Les Gardiens du Louvre   Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural   --
Sensei no Kaban   Drama, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life   2008
Seton   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen   2005
Shin Jikenya Kagyou   Drama, Mystery, Seinen   1982
Sousakusha   Drama, Mystery, Seinen   1999
Ten no Taka   Action, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen   2001
Tokyo Genshikou   Drama, Seinen   1999
Tokyo Is my Garden   Comedy, Mature, Romance, Slice of Life   1997
Tomoji   Drama, Historical, Slice of Life   2012
Toudo no Tabibito   Adventure, Drama, Historical, Seinen   2004
Tsuki no Yoru   Drama, Historical, Slice of Life   --
Yagyuu Hichou   Adventure, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen   1992
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