Jiro Taniguchi, Japanese manga artist, Died at 69


Jiro Taniguchi was born on August 14, 1947, and died on February 11, 2017.

He was a Japanese manga writer/artist.

He started his career as an assistant of manga artist Kyota Ishikawa.

Jiro made his manga debut in 1970 with Kareta Heya (A Desiccated Summer), published in the magazine Young Comic.

He illustrated Baku Yumemakura’s works, Garouden from 1989-1990 and Kamigami no itadaki (The Summit of the Gods) from 2000 to 2003.

Then, he later received awards at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2002 and 2005.

He earned several prizes for his work.

Additionally, the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award (1998) for the series Botchan no Jidai, the Shogakukan prize with Inu o Kau, and in 2003, the Alph’Art of the best scenario at the Angoulême International Comics Festival (France) for A Distant Neighborhood.

Jiro’s work has been translated into many other languages.

Jiro Taniguchi passed away at 69 years old.