The mighty Anime News Network has the 411 on Fanfare/Ponent Mon’s upcoming “nouvelle manga” releases for the rest of the year. It includes a heckuva number of books by the recently Eisner-nominated Jiro Taniguchi (“The Walking Man”). Jog delves into the details:
The Fall is set to bring a 1999 Taniguchi crime story descriptively titled The Quest for the Missing Girl; Taniguchi is adored for his crime comics, although I believe this is the first one released in English that’s he’s also written. Around the same time: Korea as Viewed by 12 Creators, the manhwa sequel to last year’s big anthology. Also up for some undisclosed point in the future (and not listed in that brochure) – a 2000 Taniguchi collaboration with writer Baku Yumemakura about the ascent of Mt. Everest, Summit of the Gods.
Jog also quizzically notes that they plan to release the remaining seven volumes of “The Times of Botchan” before the end of the year. Is the “Nartuo influence” to blame?