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Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators  
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Manga

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Associated Names
Japan (Anthology)
Japon
Japonia widziana oczyma 20 autorów
Kankichi

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Status
in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 6.8 / 10.0 (47 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.72 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 4th 2017, 6:00am PST


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Year
2005

Original Publisher
Asuka Shinsha (1 volume)

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Ponent Mon (1 Volume - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #593 increased(+238)
Monthly Pos #1649 increased(+163)
3 Month Pos #2858 increased(+796)
6 Month Pos #4366 increased(+606)
Year Pos #5284 increased(+1394)

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On 37 reading lists
On 201 wish lists
On 132 completed lists
On 8 unfinished lists
On 89 custom lists

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Quite good  
by ilovekazehikaru
June 18th, 2012, 6:17am
Rating: N/A
The content is undeniably of good choices. However, I believe there are some small mistakes in translation. For example, if you look it up the poem at the end of Summer Sky, you'll find out that its author is Chuya Nakahara, not Chuya Nakamura and the translation of the poem is a bit wrong...
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An enjoyable anthology  
by Highway-STAR
July 6th, 2008, 3:39pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
A fantastically well-balanced anthology. An A4-sized paperback collection of short stories of Japan, one half by native Japanese, the other by French/Francio-Belgian folk. All creators are well-known in the underground comics scene in their respective countries, although most of the French artists currently have no works translated in English.

The Japanese present to us fairytales related to the region they grew up in; while the French provide insightful (at times surreal) accounts of their brief stays in Japan.
Unfortunately the French half completely surpasses the Japanese side. Maybe its just me, but I enjoy reading a foreigner's travelogue more than some simple escapist fantasy yarn by a native.
Its not that the Japanese stories are badly written, its just that they fail to garner my interest. I would've preferred if the Japanese contributors did the same as the French, and the whole anthology would've read better if they did.

My favourite shorts including the ones by Taiyo Matsumoto, Joann Sfar, Jiro Taniguchi, Emmanuel Gibert and Aurélia Aurita. Most of the French authors were new to me, but the manga-ka told tales of what they enjoy telling the most; e.g. Matsumoto relates a surreal Edo-period story of a simple artist and his dog (drawn in a style what would later return in Takemitsu Zamurai), or Taniguchi conjures up a heartfelt short slice-of-life story not unlike Harukana Machi-E.

Highly recommended to those who appreciate European, alternative and underground comics.

... Last updated on March 19th, 2010, 4:55pm
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